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Old 07-07-2007, 08:10 PM   #46
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In SUSE if you don't want to manually edit the xorg.conf file just run sax2 -r from the command line and it should set up everything for you, as long as you downloaded and installed the correct nvidia rpm using YAST. Matter of fact HERE is a doc on how to install the nvidia drivers in SUSE.

BTW, is there anyway you can select the hard drive you want to boot from and then boot from the install CD/DVD to install Linux? If you can do that you can then tell the GRUB installer to just put itself in the MBR of that disk, rather than in the root partition. A few years back, I knew a person who had one of those drive selectors on the front of his PC with 3 or 4 hard drives (can't remember how many now) and that's how he did it.

Old 07-08-2007, 09:29 PM   #47
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need help

I have fedora1 installed on drive2 (40G) and XP installed on drive1(200G). This machine done not support CD boot. How can I install Fedora6 from with-in Fedora1. With Windows all I have to do is to insert the later CD and the system start installing or I go to a dos prompt and type setup. What is the magic to start a install if you are running fedora1? BWT fedora1 supported diskette boot so installation was easy.
Old 07-09-2007, 06:31 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by fedora-user

This machine done not support CD boot. How can I install Fedora6 from with-in Fedora1.
Somehow get these files from the Fedora download server to a FAT32, ext2 or ext3 partition on your hard drive that will not be formatted during the installation...


Note: The first two CD ISOs will install a very basic system. The first three ISOs are enough for a system with Office and Productivity + Software Development package options. If you are installing many many more packages, you may need the other ISOs too.

To boot the kernel and get things going, you need to get to a grub prompt (it looks like this: grub>). I don't remember anything about Fedora 1, but if it's like later versions...

Reboot your computer and at the Fedora splash screen, press a key to enter the menu. Press "c" for a grub> prompt command line. Or if I was wrong about that, use Fedora 1 to make a simple GRUB floppy and boot with it to a grub> prompt.

When you finally get to a grub> prompt, enter find /vmlinuz

You should see a result in this form: (hdx,y)

At the grub> prompt, enter root (hdx,y) <--replace x & y with result from previous step
At the grub> prompt, enter kernel /vmlinuz
At the grub> prompt, enter initrd /initrd.img
At the grub> prompt, enter boot

Now you should enter a familiar "askmethod" installation. When prompted tell the installer where the installation files are located. It's (hdx,y) again. Good luck.

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Old 07-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #49
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OK Guys sorry I did not get to report the Fix.. I am certain that the fix would have been the missing 800x600 line in the xorg.conf monitor line, but as I was writing to this file and rebooting the power went up and corrupted the Kernal. I could not get it to reboot; so i did a reinstall. This time it worked without the Vesa Driver... very odd.

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Good to hear it. May your tour be smooth and boring. I suspect someone will be looking forward to the return of The Captain of the Army. Give her a hug for me.
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5 someone's will be looking for my return. I have a wife and 4 kids (13, 12, 11, 8) Oldest and youngest boys, middle two girls.

-Army Ninja (Headed to Iraq in a few Days)

PS Funny Story: Upon telling my youngest he had to choose a career on his eighth birthday (cause all eight year olds are ready to make that decision) Here is what he said:

Tim: Easy, I want to be a Ninja
Dad: really?
Tim: Yea, but the only problem with that is if you suck at it you die.
Dad: So what if that doesn't work out?
Tim: I guess I will be a swordsman.
Dad: Good choice, but still pretty dangerous
Tim: Well If I can't do that I want to be a secret agent.
Dad: OK and what if you don't pass secret agent school?
Tim: I guess I will just be a regular Army guy like you...

So much for THE Captain of the Army!!!


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