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Old 10-08-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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impossible to instal linux 9.0


I am having issues installing linux 9.0 on my system I am running XP home on one partion and wanteduse linux... well I get every thing moving and it seems to turn my monitor off in graphical instalation. I have a nvidia fx5200 (128mb) video card and it tries to load it as a vesa generic. I am a total moron when it comes to linux this is my first time ever trying to instal and only used it once before a a freinds house... Am I S.O.L. because my hardware may not be supported or is there a simple fix that I can do to be able to run linux9.0 on my system
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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you specify linux 9.0
which linux is that?

slackware? ubuntu? debian? redhat?
there are many differnt distros and without knowing which one tehre is very little anyone can do to help
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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I am sorry it would be linux redhat
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04/02/1/131580

an archive search willoften bring up the same problem that somone elce had with a reply
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #5
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It's probably Red Hat.
There are Linux drivers for Nvidia. Shouldn't be a problem.
You might be interested in Mepis--it's a live and installer CD in one, and it includes Nvidia drivers by default. It's a good first distro for the total newb.
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:31 PM   #6
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You said it is called mepis ..... where is the best place to download an ISO of the file
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:38 PM   #7
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Im not sure if you are installing redhat 9.0 for a specific reason, I have before my self, but just wondering if you have considered more recent Fedora releases? Will most likley have better support for newer hardware
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:51 PM   #8
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You said it is called mepis ..... where is the best place to download an ISO of the file
You can download Mepis here. If, for some reason, you feel loyal to Red Hat, I'd recommend Blag, which is a one-CD, totally loaded (including with proprietary codecs) Fedora-based distro.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 12:00 AM   #9
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Thank you

I would like to thank all of you for your help I am downloading the mepis and also the fedora distros of linux hopefuly I can use one of them sucessfully and beable help others in the future like you helped me
 
Old 10-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #10
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In my personal experience, Mepis is much easier to get the hang of than FC. FC looks much better, so its all taste
 
  


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