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Old 05-09-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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'Error loading operating system'


I am in need of some expertise from an experienced linux user please. I have been trying to install fedora for a week and after several attempts i get the 'Error loading operating system' at startup. Now XP is hiding somewhere too ?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:59 AM   #2
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Did you install Lilo or Grub as the boot loader? It is configured wrong or not installed at all. Tell us some more info about your installation procedure
 
Old 05-09-2004, 03:07 PM   #3
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I used Grub. I used a 3 CD pack from the Red Hat Linux Bible book ( Fedora and Enterprise Edition) I can get into the linux rescue mode but not sure what to look for ?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 10:16 PM   #4
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I am sure there is some way to do it from the rescue...but I do not know it...the only thing I would try is boot to the rescue prompt and run these commands

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/hdx

replacing x where you want grub installed and adding a partition number if you don't want it in the MBR

I have never gotten grub to work w/ XP so if that didn't work try reinstalled and choosing lilo in the MBR that is how I have it set up right now on this computer.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 01:28 AM   #5
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got it installed , but only have text. My laptop has a non-std. display. where can i find the config file for the display ?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:41 PM   #6
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I am not sure what a non-std display is but you can go through the setup program w/

xf86config

and you can view the file in /etc/xf86config

the command for a GUI is

startx

or

xinit
kde

replacing kde w/ whatever windowmanager you have
 
Old 05-12-2004, 01:56 AM   #7
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thank you for your help vdogvictor. I 'm having gui problems now, someday linux and I will truley meet and that will be a glorious day set aside for much celebration and cheer !!!
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:50 PM   #8
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What are your GUI problems?
 
  


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