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Old 12-07-2002, 05:55 PM   #1
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Installation of Redhat 7.3 problems

Ive tried researching my particular problem to no avail. So I am posting here in hopes that I get an awnser maybe. I am fairly new at linux well ok totally new. I am dual booting win2k server and rh 7.3. During installation and making the /boot partition I encountered a popup stating that this partition wasnt meeting requirements or something similar to that and suggested i use a boot disk. No problem I continued with the installation, I have reinstalled about 5 times trying various combinations hoping I would get lucky but nada. I did make a boot disk but I also skipped it on a few installations. Either way after RH makes its checks and starts to boot into X. I get an error that respawning happens too fast, it suspends it for 5mins allowing me to do a text login and then run startx from the prompt. I do run startx at the prompt and it gives me another error stating something about no screens are available. (By the way this problem occurs with both the boot disk and skipped version)

HELP!? I have no clue what to do now, and I have exhausted all my resources trying to figure out the problem. What have I missed?

I have a:
Pentium 4 1.5ghz processor
576mb ram
Geforce4 ti4200
(if more info is needed i can provide just need to know what)
Old 12-07-2002, 06:13 PM   #2
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This has been answered here quite a few times (I had this problem myself) and it is always an X configuration problem. You can search this forum for "respawn" and read posts where others had this problem, or simply run xf86config from the command line (in safe mode) and make sure you put in the correct settings for your hardware.

btw: the /boot pop up warning you describe is because you put the /boot partition after the 1028th block of your hardrive. Some older bios's cannot boot past this block, which is why it suggested you make a boot disk. If your bios is new, this should not affect you. (although you should always make a habit of making a boot floppy or two for emergencies)

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Old 12-07-2002, 06:54 PM   #3
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edited the xf86config file

I had went the the second option and chose to edit the config file. After that was all said and done I still have the Fatal Server error

Fatal Server Error:
No Screens Found

When reporting this error to xfree ..... use such and such log in a directory.

XIO: Fatal IO Error (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining

this is all after running the startx command from the prompt
Old 12-08-2002, 03:58 AM   #4
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Ive researched further and I still get the Fatal server error. I fixed the problem with respawning but cannot get booted into linux from the prompt


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