LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-05-2007, 02:28 AM   #1
trix
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Grub help


Hello,
I Just installed Fedora 6

I opted to use the GRUB loader, but I guess I selected my Windows Hard drive as the primary Operating system. The installation finished and I hit Reboot and windows started; and windows is the only thing that starts!!

I have 2 Hard Drives on 1 is Windows XP Pro and on the other I installed Fedora 6

Please help me get Linux to boot!!

-Matt
 
Old 03-05-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
billymayday
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuse, Slack, Gentoo, Debian, Arch, PCBSD
Posts: 6,678

Rep: Reputation: 122Reputation: 122
Try searching LQ for a solution - it's been posted over and over
 
Old 03-05-2007, 07:09 AM   #3
sn68
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
you can search for reinstalling grub
 
Old 03-05-2007, 07:43 AM   #4
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728
The question is where did you install GRUB? If it was not on the mbr of the first drive, then you would never see it on boot.

You could try changing the boot order in the BIOS setup. If GRUB is on the mbr of the Linux drive, then Linux will come up.

Otherwise, see if you can get to a terminal by booting from the Fedora install disk. (If it is a live CD, then simply open a terminal after it finishes booting--otherwise, use ctrl-alt-F1 (or F2))
From the terminal, do "fdisk -l" and post the result here.

OR:
Just reinstall and watch for the bootloader options--be sure to put it in the mbr of drive 1.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 11:12 PM   #5
trix
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok I am able to boot, However I have an ATI All-In-Wonder card and I know I need to install the drivers after reading the forums my question is (Im a total newbie) where do i get the drivers and how do I install them when the screen go's black when I load fedora... Im assuming thru the terminal.. but how :-(
 
Old 03-05-2007, 11:30 PM   #6
sn68
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
The drivers can be downloaded from here

To install
Reboot and at the GRUB screen hit "e". You should see something like...
Code:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hdc5
initrd /initrd.img

On the line "kernel" line add the number 1 (one) or 3 (three) at the end similar to...
Code:
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hdc5 1
initrd /initrd.img


This will boot you into run level 1 (super user mode) or 3 which is text mode. Eventually you will see a prompt
navigate to the directory where the dowmloaded file is and install with
rpm -ivh ati-x11-drv-------.rpm
(there may be dependency issues so yum install ati-----.rpm may be better)
 
Old 03-05-2007, 11:35 PM   #7
trix
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
how do I dl the file onto my linux drive when I cant even load the GUI?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 12:44 AM   #8
trix
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok... I just modified /ect/x11/xorg.conf file on Fedora 6

Device
driver "radeon"

and that did not work so the advice told me to use this code..
Code:
su -
rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
yum install kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-libs-32bit
yum update kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-libs-32bit
service fglrx restart
fglrx-config-display enable
reboot
Soo I did all that and it installed that stuff and when I rebooted It still did not work and I got the error message

Failed to start the X Server (Your GUI) Its likely that it is not setup correctly would you like to view the xserver output to diagnose the problem...

so it trys 3 dif things and the final one is like Trying a new conf file and then it loads... i get my mouse and the video card shuts off :-(

PLEASE HELP
 
Old 03-06-2007, 01:11 AM   #9
sn68
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
The ati driver is with freshrpms repository, if it is installed then
rpm -Uhv ftp://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/dag/drie...c5.rf.i386.rpm
else
rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp....fc.noarch.rpm
and then
rpm -Uhv ftp://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/dag/drie...c5.rf.i386.rpm
 
Old 03-06-2007, 02:51 AM   #10
trix
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I get the error
Transfer Failed
Warning _URL_Cache [0] 0x8f7c958 nrefs (10928575) !=1()
 
Old 03-06-2007, 02:55 AM   #11
sn68
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
you can download the driver & freshrpms repo rpm with wget and then install with rpm -ivh ---
 
Old 03-06-2007, 02:58 AM   #12
trix
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ok.. I'm getting a failure in name resolution which leads me to believe the internet is not working for some reason.. so i pinged the site and that did not work however when linux is loading the eth0 is loaded and it looks like the internet loads up
A) how do i check to see if im connected
b) if not how do i start up the internet

Im sooo confused :-(

Last edited by trix; 03-06-2007 at 03:12 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 04:57 AM   #13
sn68
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
It may be much easier for you to download the driver & repo rpm in windows(you are dual booting aren't you?) and copy the rpms to linux partition after mounting the windows partition with mount
else
configure network with ifconfig
simply ifconfig will give you the network configuration
to configure:
ifconfig eth0 myIP netmask addr broadcast addr
example
ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.222 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 up

then configure Gateway with
route add default gw 192.168.2.2 eth0

and for DNS edit the file /etc/resolv.conf and add the line
nameserver 192.168.2.2

Last edited by sn68; 03-06-2007 at 05:01 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 07:44 PM   #14
trix
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
:-) I'm so close

Ok I got those 2 files installed the fresh I installed with rpm and the other one I had to use yum install

however at the end of the update I got the error:

Error: ati-x11-drv conflicts with xprg-x11-drv-fglrx

now what!
 
Old 03-06-2007, 08:49 PM   #15
sn68
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by trix
Error: ati-x11-drv conflicts with xprg-x11-drv-fglrx
If you google for "ati-x11-drv conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-fglrx" you will get plenty of same errors, it seems the proprietary ati driver which you installed conflicts as reported the answers seem to suggest a kernel upgrade so you can do a "yum install kernel" now you will find two kernels in the grub menu and you can boot into the latest kernel and check

Else

remove the earlier installed ati driver with "yum remove ati-x11-drv"
and do
"yum -y --disablerepo=freshrpms install xorg-x11-drv-ati"
this driver is included in updates and should not conflict
you can also download this driver : xorg-x11-drv-ati
 
  


Reply

Tags
ati, fglrx


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Booting my new ubuntu install = "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB" etc. dissolved soul Ubuntu 2 01-13-2007 12:55 PM
can some fc4 user mail his grub.conf and tell me how can i make this grub read this amolgupta Linux - Software 1 03-15-2006 04:04 AM
Setting password on grub, wha to do after changing default values in /boot/grub/menu. sarajevo Linux - Security 1 08-17-2005 08:01 PM
Why grub prompt after installing Grub inder Debian woody 3.0r2? velan Debian 1 04-20-2004 04:55 AM
1st HDD = RH9.0 (grub) ... How do I modify grub when adding 2nd hard disk ? Onyx^ Linux - Software 1 09-05-2003 09:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration