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Old 11-12-2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Please Help me with this one Please

hi, i installed fedora core 6, and the installation was successful. everything went good. the integrated video card was detected and everything. (this is in the setup mode still) so when fedora told me to reboot, and it ejected my cd. it rebooted, then it did all these checks and said that i had a bios error and said something about the SATA and it did a few checks then gave up, then when it tries to load the login or something, the screen goes black and i get that display on the monitor as if it wasnt connected into the slot behind the computer. the "lost connection" message or something.

I have a Norwood Micro LCD Monitor, would that be the problem? please help me, i was so excited to use linux and get away from windows and now this problem is holding me, and i cant figure out what to do....

please help. if you would like i can get the error message writen down and display it here.

thanks alot.

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i was doing some research and found this on:

someone had posted the same problem.

I started to install fc6 yesterday but found that it has the same problem with the native resolution of my Viewsonic VX900-2 lcd monitor as I have had in FC4 and 5. I always get a “no signal” message on the monitor when running the graphical install. To remedy this I have to do the text install or hook up a crt to install, change the monitor seetings, unhook the crt, and reconnect the lcd. This is quite frustrating for an OS that otherwise runs really well. I must assume that I am missing something here.

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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Hi sounds like its not detecting your video card.
Old 11-12-2006, 10:04 AM   #3
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I do not have FC6 I have FC5, but I think that happens if you choose the wrong options on install and it doesnt get the mbr just so. If your new to linux just go with default packages to avoid confusion.
If its a standalone linux install it basically leads you through to installing the mbr(grub or lilo) on /hda

If you install dual boot windows and linux, first install windows on a hard drive(primary, Master).

Then linux should see that as /hda, install linux on /hdb with your boot loader for linux on hda(thats the way I do it)
configuration is as follows
Primary Master----------------> /hda
Primary Slave-----------------> /hdb
Secondary Master--------------> /hdc
Secondary Slave---------------> /hdd


hope this helps


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