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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
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
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...
ps. the version that i have is the one i download from linux page.. red hat 9.0
"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…
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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.
Do u mean when appears Boot: before going to the floppy?
If yes I have tried what u said anyway
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.