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Old 11-02-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation Redhat 7.1 Installation Problems, Again...


Hi guys!

I'm trying to install Redhat Linux 7.1 which comes with the 'Mastering Linux 7.1' book I just purchased. The installation goes well but it seems that I did something wrong 'coz I 've been experiencing some unwanted results after installing it. Some of these problems are listed below:

1. The screen continously flickers even before loging on as a user. It displays this message:

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INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
2. When starting X Windows (using 'startx' command), several pageful of messages appear and one line says, 'No screen found' or something like that.

3. Originally, I have two partitions on my hard drive. Drive D: is where I installed Windows XP and on C: is Redhat. After installing Redhat, instead of having an OS selection screen where I can choose from Windows XP and Redhat, I got an OS selection scrren of redhat where the only selections are Linux or DOS. How can I make Windows XP appear so I can still use it while learning Linux.


I hope I stated everything clearly. I really need to get this running so I can work at home when not in the office. Can anyboby help a Linux newbie make his transistion less traumatic?

Tnx guys
 
Old 11-02-2004, 09:51 PM   #2
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The "no screens found" is probably your X server set up incorrectly.
Your boot screens DOS "is" WindowsXP, you need to edit the grub.conf or lilo.conf to reflect that.

ALSO: Just my opinion, If your knowledge of linux is very low right know you might not want to teach yourself on a very old distro Try Fedora or Mandrake.. If you want the easiest distro IMO for transition use Mandrake. I started with Redhat 9 and loved it , then switched to Mandrake and kept it. I'm always trying new distros but I can't turn against MDK. It's great. But thats MY opinion. you can get a descnet idea of both.

Mandrake Linux
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Old 11-02-2004, 11:33 PM   #3
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I know. Red Hat 7.1 is from way back when in the stone age. When computer brands were chizzled out in stone. (2001)No, I suggest you get Christopher Neggusses Red Hat Fedora Bible. (whatever the latest one in his saga of Red Hat's he has) It kicks a$$ left and right.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 07:44 AM   #4
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Wow that was fast reply. Thanks guys for the info. Maybe that's the reason why it can't load my video card right.

I'll try that... uhm... uhm.. what's a distro again? Sounds like something you dance on...

Anyway it sounds better than Windozzzzzzzze... zzzzzzz.... zzzzz




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Old 11-03-2004, 10:32 AM   #5
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Red Hat Feodora Core 2 BILBE!(by Christopher Negus) Get that. It'll save you a decade of learning linux. (im not kidding.)
 
Old 11-03-2004, 07:30 PM   #6
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Thanks again RHLinuxGUY. I'll try that book. I'm sure its worth the investment.

Another thing: Im really a dumber when it comes to Linux stuff and I'm really confused about the Linux packages available for download. I'm used to Windows' .EXE and .MSI installers which I can just click and wait (and wait... and wait...). But when I tried browsing for Fedora Core installers and what I found are very odd files (.ISO <---- what's this?) and/or complicated file strucs (for my kind).

Pity me. I grew up in a big house where I can only stare at the real world outside from my WINDOWS....

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Old 11-03-2004, 08:46 PM   #7
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Quote:
But when I tried browsing for Fedora Core installers and what I found are very odd files (.ISO <---- what's this?)
A CD image file..which Windows also uses. You would burn that image onto a CD-R thru your choice of burning software.

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and/or complicated file strucs (for my kind).
like what?



PS: Don't give up and never feel stupid about asking questions In a few weeks everything will just CLICK!
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:58 PM   #8
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Now that you said it I already feel like one.

Maybe its time I download Fedora Core 2. But before I do that, having browsed the download sections I found out that there are these downloads that say about ISO1-4 and i386 and BitTorrent. What are those things? What should package should I download?

Lots of thanks.

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Old 11-03-2004, 09:33 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by grayram
Thanks again RHLinuxGUY. I'll try that book. I'm sure its worth the investment.

Another thing: Im really a dumber when it comes to Linux stuff and I'm really confused about the Linux packages available for download. I'm used to Windows' .EXE and .MSI installers which I can just click and wait (and wait... and wait...). But when I tried browsing for Fedora Core installers and what I found are very odd files (.ISO <---- what's this?) and/or complicated file strucs (for my kind).

Pity me. I grew up in a big house where I can only stare at the real world outside from my WINDOWS....
Believe me, the book will cover ALL THAT. No joke. Probably the first question that will come to your heard, the book will answer. (just a joke... or is it?) Dont even worry about not knowing something. After you read the first few chapters, (4, and thats it) and you'll have 75% of your linux questions answered. (I learned 90% of everything I know about linux, through the book, and it was RH 9 bible, who knows what new wonders [playing games with cedega] you'll learn with that book. Anyways, get it, and gain 10 more IQ points.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 09:41 PM   #10
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ouch! I',m stopping here. I hurts so much now (nah!).

I'll try it out first tonight then i'll get back to you give you more entertainment.


Zooom I go....
 
  


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