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Im a fob to the linux system, and i am supposed to take introductory to linux this semister. In order to take the class, a computer w/redhat installed is required. I downloaded redhat9 and ran the installation. In graphic mode, it got past the media check, and the text after it, but when it started using the graphics, the moniter went blank. So after a couple times, I installed it in text mode. the grub loader workes untill i get to "firstboot". Then it starts using graphics and the screen goes blank. I tried installing lilo, but when i try to boot, it says :
then it stops doin anything. I reinstalled the grub loader w/kde desktop environment. When i start the comp it goes all the way to "firstboot" then the screen goes blank.
I was reading in other parts of the fourm where people w/nvidia card were having the same problem, and every1 says to upgrade the drivers. Being to noob i am, i couldnt figure out how to dl the drivers onto a windows computer, and then transfer them to the redhat computer and install.
If any1 could give me step by step instructions I would really appriciate it.
I am running:
60 gig hdd for win xp
6 gig hdd for redhat9
gforce FX 5600 (not recognized by redhat)
msi 52x32x52 cdrw
dell tritron moniter (recognized by redhat)
I looked at the lilo error page, which looked interesting, but they dont have my error. I had:
all of theirs are LiL =/ anyways, i just need to know how to skip the gui and go straight to the command prompt, and also how to download a driver on a windows computer and then write it on a cd so linux can read it.
If i can install the driver, i can use kde and the grub loader.
Well, i got the redhat7.2 bible from the friend and was able to instll 7.2 fine. After i learned command line. had to install the drivers for the nvidia card. after that the gui came up.
Jazak and salam,