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Old 01-08-2004, 02:17 PM   #16
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Location: Austin, TEXAS
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I'm in this same situation

Hey, I really appreciate the dialogue going on in this thread.

I'm in a pretty similar predicament. I have a Radeon 9700 Pro and when I boot my linux box, X will not start. So I'm pretty interested in the guidance on how to recompile the kernel and install the driver that you guys are discussing.

Additionally, in trying to fix the above problem, I tried to upgrade my Mandrake 9.1 install to 9.2. It never prompted me for 'upgrade or install' on the first go. I went through the whole install, rebooted, and it seemed like I was still running 9.1 from everything I could tell. Then I tried to install it on a different drive I have in this box. Here's the critical issue-- that drive normally would mount as /mnt/windows while my other drive mounts as / (under my Mandrake 9.1 configuration). Well, in the install, I set the other drive as / and then didn't select anything for the drive I was previously using as root.

So my current dilemna is that I've got this 9.2 install that boots, but I wanna go back to booting into 9.1. I'd also like to simply upgrade my 9.1 install to 9.2 and be done with all this mess.

What tool do I need to use to modify the bootloader to use the 9.1 install and forget all the mayhem I've created? THe bootloader menu is getting real messy now with 'old linux SMP' and other multiple options as a result of this process.

Any guidance you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

Old 01-08-2004, 02:26 PM   #17
Registered: Jan 2004
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Oh yeah. This fellow seems to be caught up in the obstacle of having downloaded the kernel rpm to his windows drive and you guys are trying to have him mount the windows partition to access it in linux. Here is a perhaps more direct solution--

1. Boot into linux and log in.
2. type 'su' and use your root password
3. type 'cd /tmp'
4. type 'wget'

You'll see the console app wget start downloading the file. It's about 30 megs, so it'll take a bit. Finally, it will deposit the file in your current directory, which should be /tmp. Follow the other steps these folks are offering on the installation. When done, you can delete this file from /tmp.

hope this helps.



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