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Old 11-26-2008, 12:44 AM   #1
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Linux not booting after unplugging graphics card on T7400


On my Dell Precision T7400 Workstation, if I unplug the pci graphics card, Linux is not booting. But with PCI graphics card it does boot.

Any clues why it is not able to boot with out the graphics card.

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Venkat
 
Old 11-26-2008, 04:01 AM   #2
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Had exactly the same problem - your BIOS is most likely detecting that there is no graphics card in the system and halts the boot process.

My PC behaves exactly the same way. If I pull the GFX card, it won't boot. It just stops with a BIOS POST error code on the speaker.

You either need to plug in a graphics card, or somehow set your BIOS not to POST-check for the presence of a graphics card.

Note also that you might need to set the init files to start Linux in runlevel 3 (text mode) rather than 5 (graphical mode).
 
  


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