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Old 12-15-2003, 06:24 AM   #1
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Need access to win98se partition with vga-driver for x...


Hi, I'm new to Linux, and I've already experienced a problem. I have a nVidia GeForce 2 MX440 vga card, and Red Hat Linux 7.0. It doesn't support this card, so I've downloaded appreciate driver from nvidia page, but OI have it on my win98 partition. How can I copy it to Linux partition (separate disks, all visible, but no access... ) ? I've tried to access win partition from linux, but didn't manage it. Help?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 07:09 AM   #2
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Copy it to floppy then copy from floppy to Linux? Might be worth a try.

You sure it'll work in Linux?

You should be able to see and use Windows partition from Linux. Windows partition needs to be mounted. Perhaps try mounting it as a user and then as root - if that doesn't work. If can't mount it look in fstab to see if the Windows partition is properly described there.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 07:20 AM   #3
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Do you know what is the linux for designation win98se partition (e.g. /dev/hda1 or /dev/sdb5)? if so do the following as root:

mkdir /mnt/win98
mount /dev/xxx /mnt/win98

replacing /dev/xxx with the correct designation. this will make your win98se partition available at the /mnt/win98 directory
 
Old 12-15-2003, 05:18 PM   #4
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I've managed to do that, but now it's another problem, need to make nvidia kernel update, because the driver installer doesn't run without it... I've got the RPM, but it's installing the kernel without any communicates and the installer still says there's no kernel installed...
 
Old 12-15-2003, 06:04 PM   #5
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first of all, your best bet is to use the nvidia driver installer package available here http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html

download the file NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run in win98 and copy that file to your linux home directory (or just use the console program "ftp" in linux). you will also want to download and probably print the README file ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...496/README.txt because you have to make some changes to /etc/X11/XF86Config.

boot to linux, load up a console (terminal) window, and go to the directory you downloaded the installer to. switch to root, type:

su

note that you will need to enter the root password that you set up when you installed redhat. insert and mount (type "mount /mnt/cdrom") redhat 7.0 installation disc 2 and install the linux kernel source, type the following followed by pressing the TAB key before pressing ENTER to execute the command:

rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/kernel-source

install the nvidia driver:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

now, follow the README file that you should have printed earlier to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file. good luck.

Last edited by zero79; 12-15-2003 at 06:05 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 05:32 PM   #6
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