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Old 01-14-2003, 07:03 PM   #1
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Question Rehhat 8.0 install help needed


I should preface this by saying I am Linux newbie so your help is greatly appreciated.

I am trying to install Redhat 8.0 from CD and everything seems to work fine accept when Redhat actually goes to install. The "Running Anaconda" comes up, probes my video card and find everything accept for my monitor. I then get "Waiting for X Server to start log located in /temp/x.log" and the screen goes black... forever.

I tried a few things, doing the install via:
linux noprobe
linux skipdcc
linux apm=no
linux no probe skipdcc apm=no

But nothing seemed to work. The odd thing was when I attempt the install via:
linux noprobe
I still get the probing messages. Am I missing " " or ' ' around the command?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. The HD is a Seagate Baracuda 40GB, Video Card is a Nvidia GeForce2 MX, Monitor is a generic Mircon, no nic and there is a NEC DVD drive that is being detected. Oh an AMD processor. Thanks in advance I appreciate it. I just don't remember 7.2 being this difficult to install. Oh well...
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hi !

So you're running RH8.0 with a GeForce card (with a nVidia chipset then).

I already posted a complete howto for installing correctly the latest drivers :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...383#post200383

Should help.

Have fun !
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:22 PM   #3
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have u trired running the installation in text mode? u can do this with the following param:

linux text

See if u can go thru the installation. u can do the X configuration after the installation. i believe u'll need to get some driver for the video card at www.nvidia.com
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
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Thank you membrax and born4linux. The problem I have membrax is that this is a bare hard drive. So I can't easily upgrade or replace anything. I am not experienced enough to know how to replace drivers during the install. Is that even possible? I would imagine so.

However, I am as I type successfully installing RedHat in text mode (thanks for the suggestion B4L) and will upgrade the drivers then. Man I love the Linux community already! Thanks guys it is much appreciated.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:40 PM   #5
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You're welcome ! Sure !
 
Old 01-14-2003, 08:40 PM   #6
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Bah... No good. After the install everything loads and the screen goes black. It must be the monitor. It is an older Micron and was not on the list of monitors. I'll try to hookup another one and see what happens. Thanks anyways guys.

Membrax, is there a way to install new display drivers during a first time installation of Linux instead of upgrading afterwards? If you can just point me to in the right direction that would be a great help. Or any other suggestions would be much appreciated.

Last edited by Krugar; 01-14-2003 at 10:07 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
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In text mode (console) you could as root edit your file XF86Config locates in /etc/X11 (case sensitive) thanks to the vi editor.
 
  


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