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Old 08-17-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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help me boot RH 8.0 don't have floppy drive


hi
i am using ASUS A7n266-VM motherboard and i am getting error 28 . so iam unable to boot after installation. the solution to yhis problem is to update grub to 0.93 so i download it and burned it to cd. now to install it i have to boot from floopy disk. i don't have floopy drive . i am able to boot from RH 8 first cd it gave me several option like rescue mode and installation again. i go to rescue modem . it take me to shell prompt. here i have to mount cd rom. but my cd rom is locked . i am unable to open it. and mount /mnt/cdrom comand does not work here. i have one dvd rom and one CD write . so please tell me how to mount cdrom . so that i install grub and required nvida driver
 
Old 08-17-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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hi there
did u run

#chroot /mnt/sysimage

also u can out ur gruub in ur windows partiton and then acces that partiton from the rescue mode
after the chroot command

also u can try lilo also

regards
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:45 AM   #3
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hi
i use your comands and it works
and then i use follwing
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
ls /mnt/cdrom
then it shows me
grub_0_93_tar.gz
nvida_glx_1_0.3123_i386.rpm
nvida_kerne_1_0_3123_src.rpm

but these files shown as in windows as

grub-0.93.tar.gz
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.src.rpm
ok
when i copy grub_0_93_tar.gz to /
run the command gzip -d grub_0_93_tar.gz

after this tar xvf grub_0_93_tar it unpacks all the files
i don't know where
after that i run
cd ./grub-0.93
to change that folder
then i run command
./configure
it gives error
" Configure error: no acceptable c compiler fond $PATH

after that i have to run
"make"
"make install"
then "/usr/local/bin/grub-install /dev/hda
to load grub version 0.93 to solve error 28.

so please sove my problem and tell me how to do this so that i install
upgrade or install grub
please tell me step wise method
 
Old 08-18-2004, 06:06 AM   #4
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hi

1.) boot in to rescue mode
2.) #chroot /mnt/sysimage
3.) #mkdir /mnt/cdrom
4.) #mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
5.) cp grub.... /tmp
6.) #tar xvzf grub_0_93_tar.gz
7.) #cd grub_0_93
8.) #./configure
9.) #make
11.) #make install

after grub is install
#grub-install /dev/hda

OR
u could install lilo
#vi /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda

edit it according to ur requirements
save it
#cp /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda /etc/lilo.conf
#lilo

if u r not customed to use lilo post ur grub.conf here
we will try for u a lilo.conf



this should work
regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-18-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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thank you gaurav now all works.
could you tell me how to access windows partition
i try to edit /etc/fstab
but could not find these line in fstab to edit i read it some where
/dev/hda1 /mnt/vfat vfat noauto,owner,users 0 0
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:08 AM   #6
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hi
here are the entries from my fstab file
hope it hlps

/dev/hda6 /mnt/win_e auto defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /mnt/win_f auto defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 /mnt/win_g auto defaults 0 0
/dev/hda9 /mnt/win_h auto defaults 0 0

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-19-2004, 05:38 PM   #7
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hi guarav
thanks for your great help.i use what you say as fstab file but i am not able to copy anything from windows folder or not able to run any rpm which lies in windows partition. please tell me how i can copy from windows partition. i want ask few question
1. i am not able to run MP3 files . i am unable to find XXMS player. when i try to open nothing happen my sound card works i am using RH 8 which have support for MP3 that i think. please tell me how to run it. i use GNOME and how to run kde
2. and like in windows every program install in C: /program files but in linuc where did they goes ( installs)
3 third i have motorola SM56 PCI modem how to install .is first i have to install driver for it . how to disconnect after connecting
 
Old 08-19-2004, 05:45 PM   #8
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Do you know which partitions are windows?
Post the output of:
fdisk -l (that is a small L, you also need to be logged in as root)
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:17 PM   #9
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hi there
as far as have seen u cannot install rpm in windows partitons
this is because of the permissions with which we mount the windwos partitions
u u need to make a folder in ur linux partion say 'plugins' in /(be it anywhere)
and then copy the plugins there and install then

also when u mount ur windows partition what aoutput do u get,error meessages any ???

In linux all the executables installed by user are generally in

/usr/local

it may differ tooo.

with the modem u are having ,sm56 it is going to be tough job for u to make that work....

have a look at
www.sm56.tk

if u can get it changed,change it,if u can afford an external modem(best solution!!!!!!!!!!)


regards
gaurav

Last edited by masand; 08-19-2004 at 11:23 PM.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 04:07 PM   #10
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hi
know i am able to copy from windows partitions. one more problem encounter me when in GUI i press Ctrl + alt +f2 to go to command shell.
after that when i type startx i recieve following message
" fatal error
server is aleready active for display zero
if this server is no longer running , remove /tmp/ .X0 -lock"
please tell me how to remove this
 
Old 08-20-2004, 04:39 PM   #11
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hi there

when u go from GUI mode to command mode
to come back use
ctrl+lt+F7

regards
 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:14 AM   #12
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hi
i am installing girda_applet-2.0.3.tar app for infrared. first i copy

it to /home/guru directory from windows partition because i am not able

to copy it directly to /usr/local dir . after that i copy it to

/usr/local then i unpack it and run ./configure command after this when

i run make command it say target not specified . please tell how to

install it. and if i have to uninstall it how can i do it.

second i configure my SM56 modem and activate it did u

tell me how to check it for its working . and then how to connect

internet using it.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:48 AM   #13
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for the above software u were installing

target not foung implies u ./configure hasn't worked correctly

or check out the INSTALL or README file in the software

fior the modem

run 'kppp'
there add ur phone no. account etc etc and see if it can help u connect

by the way this a out of the box question but "where do u hail from india???

regards
gaurav
 
  


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