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Old 10-16-2002, 03:25 AM   #1
kris
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Need help Redhat 8.0


Hi guys! Can anyone please help me with my problems:

1.) Im was planning to have a Dual Boot System but I think I made a few mistakes cause when I Boot up my PC its just a black screen and a blinking underscore _ on the top of my screen, I did put the LILO to the MBR and set Linux partition as Active. I can only Boot to Linux through Bootdisk and same as Windows, in other words there's no OS Booting-up when i Boot my PC [ just a black screen and blinking underscore _ ] I need to put the Bootdisk first just to load any of my OS. What do u think is wrong with that and what should I need to do.

2.)When i Boot in to Linux through Bootdisk everything is fine but when it comes to logging-in i can't even type a username and a password. But sometimes I can type a letter but when I type [i.e. root] Im having a hard time to control my keyboard, it turn-out to be rrrroooooooootttttttttttt Get the Idea?. Can anyone please help me with this, I have a HID-compliant keyboard from Gateway. I think Redhat did not detect my keyboard but how? I set-up my Root Password perfectly in the Installation. Anyone have a good idea to fix this? Thank you!

I Hope anyone can help me with my problems. Thank you in advance!!!


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Old 10-16-2002, 09:30 AM   #2
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I believe you need to install LILO not to the mbr but to the first boot partition. Under Advanced setup for LILO in RH8 Install it lets you choose where to install LILO, give that a try, you will more than likely have to go back and edit LILO by going to linux rescue and change the reading for the NTFS partition from HDA1 to HDA then save the file and type LILO in the prompt

now the keyboard go back into the install and try a generic keyboard or see if there are drivers for it this one i dont know the answer to good luck :-D I had to re-install Red Hat multiple times till i finally figured out my problem.

if you are using win2k or winxp you will need to put in the install cd for that OS or floppies in the case of win2k and rebuild the mbr by going into rescue and logging in as admin and then type fixboot and fixmbr *if any of this instruction is incorrect feel free to correct me *
 
Old 10-16-2002, 03:17 PM   #3
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Linuxidiot, Thank you for your reply. I'll give it a try and see what happens.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 04:29 PM   #4
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Linuxidiot I already tried what you said, I install the LILO to /boot partition but still nothing happens. I still got a black screen and a blinking underscore _ on the top of my screen.

And I noticed that i can't configure or choose a generic keyboard in the installion process. After I choose the installation language it goes strate to Choose Mouse, wonder why?

I hope anyone out there can help me with my problem. Thank you!


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Old 10-17-2002, 12:17 AM   #5
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OK! after I install Redhat for the 10'th times or more! I finally got a dual boot system but its not really a dual boot system cause when Grub ask me which OS I want to boot Linux goes well but still Linux can't get my keyboard work properly I cant even log-in as root or as a user, Sometime's its so sensitive and sometimes not working. On the other hand, when I choose Windows, Grub just reboot and start again in Grub's OS Selection, Can please, anyone out there help me with my problem with Grub and my keyboard. I'll appreciate it!

Thank you!!!

Last edited by kris; 10-18-2002 at 12:19 AM.
 
Old 10-19-2002, 09:08 PM   #6
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Well I guess, no one out there can help me with my keyboard problem! Anyway, Thank you!
 
  


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