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Old 07-20-2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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My Linux Mandrake won't load on Dual Boot with XP


hello. Complete noob here.
I have installed Mandrake 10 official on 2nd HD. I have WinXP pro on the other HD.
Installation went ok, and when I boot up I get the following options:

linux-smp
linux
linux-nonfb
263-7
failsafe
windows
floppy

Windows boots ok, but if I choose any of the linux options I get to the login options - login ok - and then at the prompt after logging in I am typing: startx

but the following error occurs:

Fatal Server Error: No Screens Found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on x server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Anyone familiar with this?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-20-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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run

drakeconf


I think that is the command,something similar anyway. This will fix the screen problems for you.

if that does not work type

drake

then press <TAB> key, that will show you all the commands that start with "drake"
 
Old 07-20-2004, 09:46 AM   #3
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thanks but no joy :/ Bad command or something similiar!
Im wondering if its because Im on a networked machine?
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:40 AM   #4
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are you logging in as root?

Root is the only one that would have access to drakeconf.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 03:38 AM   #5
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Thanks again for replying. I dont know what root is ? Basically when I installed it i setup a username and password as it asked for and thats what Im loggin in with! I think Im going to reinstall - or deinstall . I have it running fine on a stand alone PC ..its just this dual boot jobbie that screwed
 
Old 07-21-2004, 05:49 AM   #6
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root is the superuser.

The root user has access to everything.

Users only have limited capability. Dont reinstall because you don't need to.

The username will be root and the password is whatever you assigned when you installed the operating system. Can you remember? Try the password for your user account.

If you can remember you can still login as single user mode and change the password.
Msg back or search the net if you need to do this.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 08:45 AM   #7
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Just to see if you can get everything working bodderz, just bung the first install disc in again and re-install it over the top.

You will normally need to have a root (as in a system administrator) account/password - though if you installed the system without it (not a good idea) you should be able to do stuff without.

That error that you posted looks similar to the ones that I used to get when my "xserver" didn't want to play (or when I'd been meddling myself).

If the system seemed to install ok the first time round, just try doing the re-install, but take a note of as much as you can during install as it can often help troubleshooting here at LQ.

I'd suggest that the only thing that you'd want to select yourself is where the mandrake install goes, i.e. to "hdb" (the first hard drive is usually called hda, with partitions being hda1, hda2, etc etc).

Then just accept the default's. Tell it not to get the update's - if often better to do that later. Make sure that you tell it to put the bootloader on the first section of the MBR

OH, and is you copy of mandrake a download version or a "boxed set" ??? Because, you can get little snag's like the boxed set usually includes the nvidia driver pre installed/configured - and as in your first post I can see that you've got a kernel version showing (2.6.3-7) it could be something like you've got an update somewhere but the driver (the nvidia one) is seeing a mismatch between kernel and kernel sources - Obviously this is only relevant if you've got an nvidia based graphic's card or chip, but it give you an idea of how relatively small thing's can cause problem's until you've got your head into it a bit (and yes the above example is an easy one to cure, but can be confusing to locate).

regards

John
 
  


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