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Old 03-25-2005, 07:22 AM   #1
the_snob
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Installing Fedora .... Dell 8600


Hi,

I am a real newbie at linux so i'm having a lot of problems trying to install this onto my laptop. So here it goes:


I've partitioned my hd so i can have windows xp and fedora operating system. The partitioning and installation of Fedora works fine but when I choose Fedora on the booter page, Fedora loads up to a blank grey screen.

I figured out by reading some of these forums that its my graphic card problem. I have a GeforceFx Go5200. Apparanlty i need to install the driver but I have no idea how to do it!

How do you enter the command line system instead of Fedora booting up the GUI system? I've got the driver for linux but cannot install it because i can't boot up to the command line!!

help!!

Also, if i dl the driver onto windows xp OS, how do i transfer it to linux OS where i can use it?

Thanks a lot

the NOOB
 
Old 03-25-2005, 08:06 AM   #2
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Boot from the Fedora rescue CD to get to command line. If you have a driver on win XP drive, you might or might not access it from the command line. Depends on wether you have NTFS enabled in your kernel. To check this out run the command:

cat /proc/filesystems | grep ntfs.

if this produces any output you have it enabled, otherwise you don't.

If it is enabled, just mount it.

Create a directory in /mnt

Like this:

mkdir /mnt/XPdrive

Then mount the partition.

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/XPdrive

You should be able to acces it throught the /mnt/XPdrive directory.

On instructions how to install the driver, check the instructions on your vendors webpage or those that accompany the drivers.
 
  


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