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Old 07-19-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
stevedabull
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Installed FC 4 but can't boot


Hi, I am a complete Linux Newbie. I have installed FC 4 on my slave hard drive. After a lot of internet searching and a long night the dual boot works fine. I get the choice from my windows loader and also from Grub. I can get into windows XP whenever I want But after that is here I am stuck.
It hangs as soon as it starts booting. I searched for a solution and read somewhere to hit 'a' at the grub load screen and then delete 'RHGB' from that line and reboot. It starts better, linux starts to boot, I get all of these green 'OK's (sometimes the IP information thingy fails sometimes the xfs says no 'no such directory, but most of them "ok") I even hit 'i' to load each individual item. But after the last one gives me a green 'ok' the creen quickly flashes about 10-15 lines on the screen (too fast for me to read) and then hangs and I have to hard reboot.

Any suggestions for someone who last used a command prompt on Windows 3.1

thanks
steven
 
Old 07-19-2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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Sounds like it may be a bad X configuration (X is the *nix GUI). Try going into GRUB and appending "init 3" to the kernel command line. This will cause the system to boot into runlevel 3 which will not attempt to start X Windows. it will give you a CLI command prompt from which you can run xorgcfg to try to get a working X windows configuration.

Offhand, I suspect you set a video resolution that your monitor/video card are incapable of handling. If you post more specs on the machine, someone may be able to help more.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 03:13 AM   #3
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I did what you said logged in as root. It comes up "[root@localhost ~]#" I type 'run xorgcfg' and it says run" command not found. I searched the WIKI linux for commands but nothing works. Ho do I set resolutions? I did not get a choice in the installation.

As for more specs on my computer it is a 17" crt monitor, what else do you need to know?

Thanks
steve
 
  


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