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Old 10-06-2003, 01:13 PM   #1
tillyoubreakit
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Smile I would like some help please :-)


Hello everyone,

I have some trouble gettings Red Hat Linux 9.0 to install.

The following is my Hardware.

Abit IC7 16 BIOS,
Vapochill PE Titanium -31,5 IDLE --20.5 Load
9800 Pro: Innovatek Rev 2.0 Core=474 and Mem=371
Chipset cooled my Aquacool Block
P4 2.6C @ 3606,67MHz 1109 FSB
2x256 MB Corsair 3200LL @ 443 MHz 2-6-3-2 @ 2.8V
2x WD 360GD Raptors 16K S-Size
4x WD400 BB Raid 0 on Promise 256K
1x 80 Maxtor ATA133 on SI Controller
SB Live 5.1 Digital
465 Watt Enermax 36A on 12V
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro modded R.I.P
Yamaha CDR-F1 Burner
Toshiba Burner DVD-Burner
21" Belinea CRT Monitor
22055 3D Marks 2001
6985 3D Marks 2003
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I have the 2 WD Raptors in Raid 0 on an Intel SATA Raid controller with Windows 2000 Prof. <--I would like to keep those (Linux doesnt find them)

The 4 Western Digital Drives are in Raid 0 with 256k on a Silicon image 0680 controller (no drivers for linux, but supported in kernel)

I want to use my 152GB Stripe for Linux.

In the setup it finds and initializes all 4 Drives, it then Automatically Partitions them. It installs fine. I created a bootdisk at this point too.

I then reboot, and get the following "GRU#!" . I can boot it with the Floppy (which is fine)

After installing the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, my resolutions are all fine, but my mouse jumps around like a mad cow. I have a Logitech Dual Optical on USB. It says during bootup "USB Mouse initialization = OK" ......

I cant get the mouse to work.

I would need help with the mouse, and maybe a way to insert the linux boot loader in my windows 2000 boot.ini

Thanks for all your help.

-Florian

Last edited by tillyoubreakit; 10-06-2003 at 01:15 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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please use useful thread titles in future posts, your title gives no indication that you require help with RAID, thanks
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:15 PM   #3
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Well I dont need help with raid. I was asking in the bottom of my post how I can configiure my USB mouse again, because it doesnt work after my ATI drivers.

You are right, next time I will use a "more informative" subject title.

Are you still willing to help me out after my "horrible act" :-)

Thankfull for any input

-Florian

PS: I will just make a mirroerd array and install Linux on my 80GB Maxtor.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:41 PM   #4
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my mouse jumps around like a mad cow.
Appears to be the symptom of using the wrong mouse protocol. Look in your /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file for something like this:
Code:
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS2" #This is where the protocol is specified
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Try using different protocols, maybe putting 'auto' there will work. The xf86cfg tool might also help.

Last edited by aaa; 10-08-2003 at 06:54 AM.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:46 PM   #5
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Great thanks. I will give it a try after my large Data Back- Up.

Say how does Linux determine which drives are hda hdb hdc and so on.....

On my sys

----Single-----

80 GIG Maxtor on Secondary Master

---SATA Stripe-----

WD 360 GD on Master SATA1
WD 360 GD on Master SATA2

--Striped Mirror array----

WD 400BB on Master1 SIL680
WD 400BB on Master0 SIL680
WD 400BB on Slave1 SIL680
WD 400BB on Slave0 SIL680
 
Old 10-08-2003, 06:54 AM   #6
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hda is usually Primary Master, hdb is usually primary slave, hdc is usually secondary master...
Since you have sata, it might be different, ie starting with the sata drives and continuing with the ide ones: sata1 is hda, sata2 is hdb, primary master is hdc ... secondary slave is hdf.
Earlier I told you that the xf86cfg tool might help. If you can get it running in X, it also opens the accessx tool, which allows you to use the numberpad along with your mouse, in case it goes haywire. When you open xf86cfg, the first thing that comes up is a graphical representation of the XF86Config file. Right-click the mouse, and click 'configure'. From the window that pops up you can experiment with different protocols and settings for your mouse.
 
  


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