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Old 05-11-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Dynebolic HDD start & screen resolution

I am BRAND NEW to Linux. I have been using MS all my life. I am now running Linux Dyne:Bolic from a live cd on one of my machines. Everything is fine with this, except a few things.

My main concern is getting Dyne:Bolic to boot from the hard drive, rather then the live cd. I was reading about doing this, and acording to Dyne:Bloics web page, its as easy as copying the /dyne folder to the hard drive. I tried doing this (after going through hell learning how to mount the drives) and nothing happens. I reboot and it still wants to run off of the CD. I then re-mount the drive, and the folder is still there. I am sure I have done everything right, I dont understand why it would not work. Now I am trying to "nest" my settings, and when I try to do that, it says that it cant find any valid partitions (even if the drive is mounted).

The other thing is how can I change the screne resolution. It looks like its at 800x600, and it is driving me nuts having all the windows that big. Takes away my workspace. I cannot find any settings in DB to change this.

Any help would be great. I am compleatly lost, and have no idea what to do.

Thanks a lot
Old 05-12-2006, 06:53 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
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You need version 1.2 or higher (see ); please check.
According to above page, it will still boot from CD, till a certain point. If you don't want that, see again above page. You need to install Lilo or Grub and I'm not experienced doing that (most normal installs do that for me, so I don't have to bother about it).

With reagrds to screen resolution. Some live CDs have the option to enter a setup while they're starting (F2 and/or F3).
I run Dynebolic occasionally from CD but I'm not sure about not sure if it offers a setup option. I'm however quite sure that it uses 1024x768.
It might have to do with your hardware. I.e. you might have a nvidia card and it might not be supported. For that reason it might use the generic vesa driver. I assume that after a HD install, you will be able to add nvidia drivers.

PS the configuration for the resolution is usually in /etc/X11 directory; not sure if that's available when running from Live-CD

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 05-12-2006 at 07:05 AM. Reason: Added resolution comment


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