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Old 07-24-2003, 10:45 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 install problems


Wow, talk about the best way to start off installing my first linux os. (sacarastic)

hehe..well I just installed a linux distro for the first time..and I chose mandrake 9.1 to start off with. It was either that or redhat 9 but I chose mandrake. Anyway, how embarrassing. I'm already having problems installing. At the drakx installation screen, it gives me a <f1> or <enter> option. When i try using the default installation pressing enter, my screen goes black and my keyboard lights blink continously. Can anyone help. The text installation works...but i really wanted to use the gui installation.

Any ideas?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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Hi section31

please give more details

Motherboard
RAM
Graphics Card


How old is your computer? - what era ?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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coming right up...let me make a page really quick of all that info for you.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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http://rig.section31.us/

Mobo = Epox 8k3a / Rev 1.1
Memory = Samsung PC2700 1GB
Video Card = Abit ti4400
Display = SAMTRON 96BDF 19" & KDS CRT 16" viewable
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:19 PM   #5
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Hi section31

Try installing again

Press F1 on install and type

linux vga=0


Last edited by Skyline; 07-24-2003 at 11:20 PM.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:20 PM   #6
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ok...give me a few minutes...
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:31 PM   #7
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Skyline, Thanks it works now but it seems I guess that vga=0 set my videocard to 16 colors and a very low resolution...but hey at least its a gui...Do you have any idea why I had to do this. Compatability with my graphics card i Presume....if so, thats strage b/c geforce4 should be quite common...even though nvidia now licks atis ass.


NOTE: I Like these forums and I'm going to need a lot of help converting to a linux guru. So, beware. I may start posting a lot more often...

Last edited by section31; 07-24-2003 at 11:36 PM.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:36 PM   #8
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i think it has something to do with them higher end video cards, not sure the specific reason, but thats neither here nor there, you got past your hurdle, now all you have to do is run the X configurator and you'll be in the gui with your resolution and color depth of choice , and if you need 3d capabilites then after all that you can go grab the drivers off of nvidias site.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:50 PM   #9
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Hi section31

Youve got a powerful computer

1 gig of RAM

NVIDIA TI 4400

Its a known issue
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:44 AM   #10
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Powerul computer...hahaha my computer is a dinosaur. I'm about ready for an overhaul.
 
  


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