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Old 08-03-2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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I win, red hat 5 finally installed


So I dutifully paid $80 so I could have redhat 5 on my PC and be supported. I donwloaded the isos and burned them to CDs. I booted with the first CD, it asked if I wanted to install linux and I said sure. The computer said kernel panic. So I sent a note to tech support and they asked me to send them a screen shot of the kernel panic. Useful. Eventually I was able to install by going into bios and setting the boot video to "on board". So now I had linux installed on its very own separate hardware disk I had bought just for that reason. That was progress. Two problems, I had text only linux and when I booted back to windows my computer wanted to do a system recovery. So I had a short period of feeling accomplished. Researching the web I found that: 1) the ATI Radeon 9250 chip set was notorious and 2) my boot problems were because install had made a guess about my grub.conf file, close but not perfect. So I pulled my video card from the machine. (The only reason for the video card was CIV IV. Turns out I much prefer CIV III to CIV IV.) The I installed once again. Whoo, Hoo X is running and everything is all graphical and pretty. Then I edited the grub.conf so XP knew where to go. (20 year vi addict so edits R easy.) Poof, I can boot to XP or Linux on a whim. I had finally won. I called my wife upstairs to show her what I had done. Time to install system: 9 days. I am still jollying tech support along just out of spite. Thank you and good night.
 
Old 08-04-2007, 03:55 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by redhatlubbers
So I dutifully paid $80 so I could have redhat 5 on my PC and be supported. I donwloaded the isos and burned them to CDs. I booted with the first CD, it asked if I wanted to install linux and I said sure. The computer said kernel panic. So I sent a note to tech support and they asked me to send them a screen shot of the kernel panic. Useful. Eventually I was able to install by going into bios and setting the boot video to "on board". So now I had linux installed on its very own separate hardware disk I had bought just for that reason. That was progress. Two problems, I had text only linux and when I booted back to windows my computer wanted to do a system recovery. So I had a short period of feeling accomplished. Researching the web I found that: 1) the ATI Radeon 9250 chip set was notorious and 2) my boot problems were because install had made a guess about my grub.conf file, close but not perfect. So I pulled my video card from the machine. (The only reason for the video card was CIV IV. Turns out I much prefer CIV III to CIV IV.) The I installed once again. Whoo, Hoo X is running and everything is all graphical and pretty. Then I edited the grub.conf so XP knew where to go. (20 year vi addict so edits R easy.) Poof, I can boot to XP or Linux on a whim. I had finally won. I called my wife upstairs to show her what I had done. Time to install system: 9 days. I am still jollying tech support along just out of spite. Thank you and good night.

Heh :}

Welcome to LQ, I'll say, and what a nice story.

Would you mind it being moved into either Success-stories
or Introductions? :}



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