Redhat 7.1 X locks up after install
Argh...I HATE frickin Linux. I stopped using it 6 years ago because of this crap. Then I installed it on my work machine and it worked great. So I'm like ok, let's install it on my home PC.
I have Redhat 7.1 After I do a workstation install and not configuring a stupid thing (default video (was correct), default everything) it freezes on start up. Everything seems fine, but when it gets to X, it just dies. The black & white dotted screen comes up, but the top and the sides are all screwy and it seems locked up. What I don't understand, is that I used the graphical interface for the install. It's been awhile using Linux, but I tried a few things like CTRL-ALT-Backspace, CTRL-F4, and whatever I could remotely remember. Sorry, I'm really a newbie. Oh yeah, I told it to login graphically and using KDE as my default.
Anyway, so I tried doing the interactive setup thinking I would be able to get a text login. I guess I need to read up on that on how to do that. I was going to try and stop it from using X.
I also tried my boot disk. That was completely useless. It says Loading initrd.img
Boot Failed: Please change disks and press a key to continue
I'm kind of at a loss of what's going on here. I'm thinking that Linux just doesn't like something I have (ie a video card). Here's my setup.
AMD Athalong 1Ghz
512MB PC133 SDRAM (CAS 2)
Asus K7M Motherboard
IBM EIDE ATA 33 6.5GB HD
ATAPI Matishita (sp) 40x8x4 CD-RW
ATI Radeon 8500
Onboard sound card
NetGear FA11 10/100 NIC
ISA SCSI Card (TSYS?) (for a CD-ROM not installed & Zip Disk)
I think that's it. If there is any additional info you need, let me know. I would like to get this resolved ASAP. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here.