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i looked, then searched, didnt find a thread, though im sure there is one for this...
during installation from cd, i am asked if i have a driver disk, which i do not have. if i select no, my ocmputer stops and sits. and sits and sits. it appears i am missing a driver linux needs to install itself. im using a ge4 5200, which could be a good source of problems, but also, im using a fairly new cdrom drive, which also is needed. im -fairly- new using linux, but ive installed several times, this is new for me. help please?
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Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
I haven't installed RH 8, but it shouldn't request a driver disk at any point (That's a sorry windows thing, for the most part). The linux kernel and XFree86 (the GUI) supply the drivers, and should have drivers that work (if not the perfect drivers for your card), then you should be able to get drivers for that card from NVidea. At worst, you might end up with a screwy screen. My guess is that something's wrong with your installation selections. Did you forget to download a disk, or select an option that explicitly installs that driver, and now it wants the disk? Try the newer version of RH, or downgrade your video driver to a compatible version, then install the NVidea drivers for the 5200.
when it asks what type of installation i want, i choose normal, then it checks everything. either at the end of, or as far as it can get, it stops and goes to a blue screen and asks me "do you have a driver disk?" if i say yes it checks floppy drive and says no drivers etc, i dont have a driver disk. if i say no, it stops and does nothing, just sits there with blue screen
i still have the same problem, i am prompted for a driver disk, if i answer no, i get an endless blue screen. what drivers is linux looking for?
i have :
geforce fx 5200
integrated sis900 standard network
if you didnt notice, the above posts are about a year old or so, because a year ago or so i solved this problem, and i dont remember how i did it. call me forgetful, but at least i know it can be done, i just have no idea how to. please help.
What motherboard do you have?
What is the processor and how much RAM
what is the brand of you CD-RW drive?
what is your connection for hard drive SATA or IDE
what is your sound card?
what is your keyboard make? (shouldn't be important)
what is your mouse? (shouldn't be important)
First you should have between 3 and 5 cds for the RH8 install depended on documentation included. I have 5.
Secondly, did you check the discs to make sure that they are good, ie md5sums?
Third, during install have you tried the install everything option just to see what is going on?
I have run RH8 on the following:
Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard with the Nforce2 Nvidia Chipset
this uses the on-board audio and on-board Nvidia ethernet.
1 gig DDR 333
Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard
I have set up RH8 with no problems and even compiled the kernel, moving it to 2.4.20. So I know it can be done and at work we are running the 5200 FX card on RH8.0.
So lets start with the hardware config and checking your CD media.
motherboardi dont know what exactly you need)
chipset: sis746fx ATX
integrated sound, lan, usb, 5.1ch sound
amd athlon 2400+
52x24x52 (unknown brand)
40g IDE hd
standard keyboard, standard optical ps2 mouse.
i have three installation disks, 6 including source and docs. i have used someone elses cds of the same version of RH8 with the exact same results. __the cds are copied.__(but it works for my friends and i have used burnt copies before also, sucessfully)