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I downloaded mandriva linux 2006 iso files , then i burned them on CDs , then i installed it but i had problems during installation like "No hdlists found." and "cannot install Xorg" but i kept playing around when i got those messages and i passed them ( i don't know how ) .
The problem is that now when linux boots then i enter the login and pass then type kde to enter into kde , kde doesn't open , lots of lines are displayed then at the end i remember this line "Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!"
then it tells me you can look at the log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log
i managed to open the file from windows , but i don't understand anything in it.
if anyone wants me to paste the text in that log file i can .
also i don't know that commands to enter into Gnome or IceWrn , so i can't do anything .
something else , i think maybe the CDs are not good , i already burned the iso files on CDs and deleted the iso files , is there a way to make the md5 checksum on the CD that already been burned ? or it has to be on the iso file ?
Last edited by CyberTroniX; 01-16-2006 at 12:47 PM.
Yes, i installed mandriva on an empty unformatted hd.
When i got to partitioning part in installation , i chose "use free space " , but it didn't work , so i chose "custom partitioning" and i made three partitions : the first is 3GB journalized fs - ext3 with mount point / , the second is 500MB swap , the third is 500MB journalized fs - ext3 with mount point /home
after that it continued installing .
hardware i have :
intel 1GB proc.
80 GB hd ( i unplug this hd if i want to boot into linux )
4 GB hd ( i use this one for linux )
ASUS GeForce FX 5200 256RAM
Creative AudioPCI ES1371 sound card