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Old 01-16-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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Angry ok, maybe someone can help me, PLEASE!!!??


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.



can anyone help me? PLEASE!!!??

Thank you!!
 
Old 01-16-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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Howzit

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 ure 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 ure way up.

To see if ure monitor is compatible goto this site http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/

chow
 
Old 01-17-2004, 12:18 AM   #3
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thanks, but it does not even begin to install
 
Old 01-17-2004, 02:04 AM   #4
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One question, what do you mean with
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and then does a line or two that iu cant catch about Xwindows or something
?

BTW, have you tryed another distro?

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Old 01-17-2004, 02:16 AM   #5
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what type of monitor are u using ? please indicate the specs. eg. Samsung, 17", LCD or CRT or (a TV ?!)
 
Old 01-17-2004, 04:24 AM   #6
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Ok, do you have a PCI video card on your machine? Just a thought...
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:52 AM   #7
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howzit

I would install fisrt in text mode then I would configure and sort out the X later. I sure u setting up the wrong res for the monitor that is why screen goes black.

chow
 
Old 01-17-2004, 10:31 AM   #8
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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
 
Old 01-17-2004, 04:19 PM   #9
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Are you prompted to enter any info just before your monitor is probed?
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:48 PM   #10
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Something worth noting - if you have a TV plugged into your computer (i.e. a TV out for watching movies and so forth) it might throw it off, try unplugging it- I had a similar problem with Mandrake.
 
  


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