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Old 10-05-2003, 10:27 PM   #16
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RH 9 doesnt install pine (and hence pico) by default, perhaps a point and click editor or vi might work a bit better. Unless of course pine was installed with the system. Just a side note.

 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:29 PM   #17
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how do i go about using a point and click editor?
when i try to open the file it says that there is nothing that can read this.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:55 PM   #18
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hello? can someone answer me? im verry stuck.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 11:03 PM   #19
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Are you in KDE or Gnome?

If you are.. you should have a text editor.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 11:06 PM   #20
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Try typing:

mc

in an xterm
It should open up a simple gui with a file manager that has a simple text editor in it.
Its very simple to use.
A clone of Norton Commander.. I remember using that back in the MsDos 5 days
 
Old 10-05-2003, 11:10 PM   #21
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ok i got grub open and i changed it to this:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-6)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-6 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-6.img
title DOS
root (hd0,4)
chainloader (hd0,4) +1

but now it says something about it beinga fat system and yada yada
now what do i do
if you want i can go and tell you exactly what it says
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:16 AM   #22
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Not to offend or nothing but linux had been for the people who knew what they were doing. Like programmers who were good hackers (the true meaning).

Now i ask why would you install linux, be it red hat, when you don't know what pico is, nor know where to enter pico /boot/grub.conf. Taking pico from other threads, i prefer crimson editor (loves wine) Seeing that your conf file has windoze at 0,4 makes me wonder 'many' times windoze it toward the front of the partition table 0 or 1 because most install linux after windoze.

So what i would do is start up fdisk(or does red hat have cfdisk) and check to make sure 4 is where windoze is at. There are manuals on-line or you can fo and get a linux book and read it. The books normally have good things on how to use linux.

Well its my 2 cents

Az the
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:52 AM   #23
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What's the exact error message it gives you?
That usually helps a lot.

Azrail... I disagree. Linux is becoming as easy to use as windows is. It's good that people are starting to use it, and that a lot of people don't have your mentality anymore. It's annoying to sit there and listen to people: "You need to be a programmer to use linux" Which is completely untrue. So he doesn't know what pico is? I didn't have a clue what it is when I first started to learn how to use it. It's called learning.

Try typing in:

fdisdk -l

(that's an L)
And posting up what it says.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 10:51 AM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by LavaDevil94
...but i use lilo...
Word brother

You too, lectraplayer

I dont know why people struggle with grub when LILO is so damn easy
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:34 PM   #25
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Grub tends to have more features and it looks more spiffy
It's simple actually once you get used to it.
Read the manpage over once, and you won't really have problems with it.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:05 PM   #26
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I have also had many problems with LiLo and have used grub from when.... for as long as I remember, I did use LiLo for a little while though.

az
 
Old 10-06-2003, 08:55 PM   #27
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ok well i got a book im going to read over page to page and figure out exactly how linux runs. It's all new to me and it is very fun to learn new things.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 10:35 PM   #28
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*clap clap clap*
thats a better first step. Would have recomended it first but its never to late to start.

Az the
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:34 PM   #29
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Quote:
Originally posted by Azrail
I have also had many problems with LiLo and have used grub from when.... for as long as I remember, I did use LiLo for a little while though.

az
Someone had a problem with LILO?

SOMEONE HAD PROBLEMS WITH LILO! Call CNN!

...and FatGod, wtf do you mean by "Word Brother"? ...and don't even mention anything Microsoft or I will send you a copy of this Blaster I got over here. (like that would scare a Linux user! )

Wait! Haven't I heard something about problems with using GRUB with Windows 2000? I think so and we may be dealing with something similar (if not it).

Last edited by lectraplayer; 10-07-2003 at 09:43 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 02:09 AM   #30
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Hi
Sorry for digging this old post up, but I have excatly the same problem as tedist_god. My grub config file has excatly the same text in Windows part. My Win XP is on hd0 (0,4) because for certain reasons I had to install windows to D: drive (hd0 partitioned to C:&D:, hd1 is where RH is ). I first tried Mandrake 9, which installed ok and windows worked too (mandrake installed LILO), but I didn't get my adsl modem to work and after I saw a redhat 9 drivers for my modem, I installed RedHat9, which uses Grub. Now Grub gives me this problem so is there easy way to switch bootmanager from Grub to Lilo? My hd0 is NTFS.

Many thanks in advance

Janne
 
  


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