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Old 07-30-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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Wink Problem with installation

Hi guys,
My problem is Iam not able to install Linux 8.0 in my system.
Whenever I try to install in my system i see the booting process the n I select the mode of install i.e in graphics mode .After selecting Graphics mode the monitor goes blank .I don't see anything.So I have to restart once again.My monitor is Samsung Samtron40Bn.My mother Board is ASUS processor is AMD Athlon Xp with inbuilt NVDIA graphics card.Isthere any problem with the monitor but it works fine with windows.Plz help me to overcome this problem so that I can install LINUX.
Old 07-30-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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What's Linux 8.0? Is that Red Hat 8.0?
How about trying to boot from text-only mode instead of graphics mode?
Or can't you press F1 or something else to get other boot options? There's usually a boot option that let's you pick a particular "safe" monitor resolution before your video settings are specified in the installation?

Have you considered, too, just using another distribution? More up-to-date distributions have better hardware detection, and hardware setup is the hardest part of Linux, really.
Old 07-30-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LQ!

what flavour? Suse? Slackware? RedHat? Mandrake? Debian? ?

umm... 8.0 sounds like an "old number" in regard to the major distros, and way to far in the future for others. so... perhaps this is too old to pick up your hardware.

I like the way you specified your hardware.


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