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Old 07-18-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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problem installing linux 9.0


Hi,

At the moment I have a dual boot up, with XP and Linux 8.0
I have just installed Linux 8.0 and all went ok, now I decide to install linux 9.0, as I got a copy from my friend, but when I try to install it, after the mediacheck (i have checked the 3cds for error and all of them passed) it starts detecting my hardware, (first the video card, them the monitor and then the mouse and it sudendly gives me the error message "attempt to start native X server"... XIO fatal error 104, conx reset by peer on X server.

I noticed that when I installed 8.0 it did not detected my video card, it used a general one, but when installing 9.0 it did detect it.

I have seem that I can enter the x config but I would like to know where can I find this information in Linux 8.0, so I can easly now what to enter when trying to install 9.0

Regards,
denise
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:10 AM   #2
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What is Linux 9.0? Redhat or mandrake or what?What videocard do you got? It probably picked 'vesa' as driver with whatever 8.0.You can check with the XF86Config file - it's normally located in /etc/X11
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:43 AM   #3
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I don't know why you would have a problem... Linux 9.0 is such a good distro.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 10:45 AM   #4
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Try text installation!

At the linux: prompt, type linux text and let the installation proceed.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 12:36 AM   #5
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thanks, I will try that tomorrow as I am away from home today
Denise
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:27 AM   #6
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Thanks
I did manage to load linux red hat 9 with the text log, however I ahve a dual boot with two hardwares, xp installed in the master and i have installed linux9 in the slave
the problem that I am having now is that is just booting up if i have the floopy disk, that i made when installing linux and it does give me the choice to boot up in dos.
What settings do i have to change... i can boot up into linux through the floppy withou problem...
thanks

ps. the version that i have is the one i download from linux page.. red hat 9.0
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:43 AM   #7
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Unhappy Fatal error 104

I am new comer in Linux. I installed redhat Linux 9 in a PIII PC, with Matrox G400 display card and a 17"LCD.

After the copy files into the harddisk and reboot, the PC seems to config X windows. But is hang up. Tried to re-install in two times. It still the same.

In the latest installation, I selected to boot up with text mode. It works. Then tried to start "startx". It return fatal error 104. Would someone teach me how to config the X windows please!

Thanks
Philips YU
 
Old 07-22-2003, 01:09 PM   #8
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deca, does this mean that your XP boots up normally but to boot into Linux, you need the boot floppy?

If this is the case, try this

boot into Linux
read the contents of info grub - the Installation section
make a GRUB boot floppy

Boot using this GRUB floppy

at the GRUB prompt

type

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

this should boot you into XP

reboot again using the GRUB floppy

this time, at GRUB> prompt, type

root (hd1,0)
configfile grub/grub.conf

use the tab key. if grub complains.

IF you can successfully boot into both XP and grub,

while in linux

execute

grub-install /dev/hda

This will install GRUB boot loader on the master disk and offer you the dualboot facility.

Someone correct me if I am missing something.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:13 PM   #9
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"deca, does this mean that your XP boots up normally but to boot into Linux, you need the boot floppy?"

The only way for my to boot up with an OS is to use the floppy disk I made while installing linux


I started the pc with the floppy…
It says
Verifying pool data

syslinux 2.00 2002-10-25
press <return> or wait 10 min to boot ur red hat linux sytem from /dev/hdb2. u may override the deafault linux kernel parameters by typing “linux <params>, followed by < return> if you like.


GRUB prompt
Do u mean when appears Boot: before going to the floppy?
If yes I have tried what u said anyway

typed
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
error message: (linux)Could not find kernel image: rootnove.rif

GRUB> prompt, type
Error message: could not find kernel root

Any other suggestion?
Thanks, deca
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:19 PM   #10
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Unhappy

sorry i had posted another thread for this problem with all the details, as i did not want it to get confused and thought that it was better, plase let me know if i shouldn't.
we can see my grub.config on the thread with title: dual boot up, only red hat with floopy disk.

i am really sorry for the confusion
deca
 
Old 07-23-2003, 01:11 PM   #11
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Whoops

Those commands were for the GRUB boot floppy, not the boot floppy that comes up with SYSLINUX.

sorry for the confusion.
 
  


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