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ok, i am attempting to install redhat 9 as a dual boot with my windows xp pro.
i know that windows has to be installed first, whichi have done, and all i have to do is boot to the rh9 cd and it will create it as dual boot.
ok that is fine, so i boot to the cd, and it gets into the instalation until it satrts probeing the hrdware, it see,s my mouse, my vid card, and then when it goes to probe my monior, it says 'no known monitor found' and then does a line or two that iu cant catch about Xwindows or something, and the screen goes and stays black.
My quetion is did the installation finish or not? If yes then use the Ctrl-Alt-f1 key then login as root type cmd init 3 this will reboot u´re system into text mode. Login as root then type cmd redhat-config-xfree86 choose messa round with the settings maybe try less colour depth and try a lower res and work u´re way up.
i have a 17 inch crt monitor, brand name on it is Imago
my video card is a 64meg Geforce 4 mx AGP.
i tried text mode once nd it got through but i couldt set up proper partitions so it wouldnt install, i didnt want to pick automatic, cause i did not want to take the chance of it formatting my main hard drive and loseing everything.
but it goes black in text mode as well. only once did it get anywhere in there.
ill try again today though
thanks! if u canhlep me more it would be greatly apprcieated