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Old 09-01-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
frank golden
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Dual boot problems with Ubuntu


Hi all,
Zenwalk just came on my radar screen so I downloaded the .iso
and attempted to install on a HDD that has Ubuntu on the first partition.
I have second partition Fat32 for storage. I installed Zenwalk on a third
partition I created as ext3. When Lilo installed I chose the option to install to the MBR. The install went well, but when I restarted
my Fat32 space and Zenwalk were the only options. I want to be able
to be able to dual boot either Ubuntu or Zenwalk. Any thoughts.
I have uninstalled Zenwalk and Lilo and restored Ubuntu.
I will await any instructions on how to setup dual boot properly.

Another issue, while playing around with Zenwalk I attempted to install
the ATi drivers (ATi Radeon x1400 Mobility) using the Wiki but no dice. They appeared to install ok
but on reboot "fglrxinfo" show mesa.

Looking forward to exploring this new OS.
BTW, I have been an Ubuntu user for about a year now, so I am fairly
comfortable with Linux and the CLI.

See my sig for system details.
Ubuntu works almost perfectly on my machine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Last edited by frank golden; 09-01-2006 at 11:21 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by frank golden
When Lilo installed I chose the option to install to the MBR. The install went well, but when I restarted
my Fat32 space and Zenwalk were the only options. I want to be able to be able to dual boot either Ubuntu or Zenwalk. Any thoughts.
I have uninstalled Zenwalk and Lilo and restored Ubuntu.
I will await any instructions on how to setup dual boot properly.
It may be easier for you when you just add Zenwalk to your Ubuntu bootmanager grub. Just edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (or /boot/grub/grub.conf or whatever configfile Ubuntu-grub is using) and add something like this:

Code:
# Zenwalk Linux
title Zenwalk Linux [/boot/vmlinuz, /dev/hda3]
root (hd0,2)
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3
Just skip the lilo-section in the Zenwalk installation process.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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It may be easier for you when you just add Zenwalk to your Ubuntu bootmanager grub. Just edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (or /boot/grub/grub.conf or whatever configfile Ubuntu-grub is using) and add something like this:

Code:
# Zenwalk Linux
title Zenwalk Linux [/boot/vmlinuz, /dev/hda3]
root (hd0,2)
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3
Just skip the lilo-section in the Zenwalk installation process.
Okay, Got dual boot after some trial and error. Thank you.
Now I need ATi drivers.
Update: Just installed, have native resolution but still have mesa in "fglrxinfo". No hardware acceleration according to "glxinfo".

Last edited by frank golden; 09-02-2006 at 08:35 AM.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 12:46 PM   #4
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Anybody? Please
 
Old 09-02-2006, 02:25 PM   #5
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Anybody? Please
Sorry, I use a nvidia graphic card. Is your ATI-module loaded (/sbin/lsmod)? Any errormessages in /var/log/Xorg.0.log (grep glx /var/log/Xorg.0.log)? Any other errormessages there?
 
Old 09-04-2006, 04:53 AM   #6
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Hi Frank, we have some long threads going on about this on the Zenwalk forum, please check http://support.zenwalk.org for threads about the ATi proprietary drivers .
 
Old 09-06-2006, 07:11 PM   #7
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Hi Frank, we have some long threads going on about this on the Zenwalk forum, please check http://support.zenwalk.org for threads about the ATi proprietary drivers .
Got the ATi problem fixed. Though didn't get much help here. Thanks
 
Old 09-07-2006, 09:18 PM   #8
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Hi Frank, we have some long threads going on about this on the Zenwalk forum, please check http://support.zenwalk.org for threads about the ATi proprietary drivers .
Thanks borromini,
That helped a lot. Between the instructions there,
the will of the linux gods and my holding my mouth right
I finally got ATi installed and full 3-D.
 
Old 09-08-2006, 02:11 PM   #9
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Thanks borromini,
That helped a lot. Between the instructions there,
the will of the linux gods and my holding my mouth right
I finally got ATi installed and full 3-D.
Thats Good to Here. If you don't mind could you post how you got them working. That way Someone else who is trying to get their's to work and gather ideas or even solve it from your help.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 01:37 AM   #10
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Thats Good to Here. If you don't mind could you post how you got them working. That way Someone else who is trying to get their's to work and gather ideas or even solve it from your help.
The problem is I am not sure why or how I suddenly succeeded.
I suspect the kernel update helped.
 
  


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