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Old 09-01-2003, 04:44 PM   #1
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Angry Several RH 9 issues

Hi all,

Hope someone can help. I am new to Linux and run an HP NX9010 laptop with XP / RH 9 dual boot. The dual boot works 100% (after I completely re-installed XP on a newly partitioned disk), but I cannot get GRUB to save the NOFIREWIRE parameter that I need in order to boot my system. Any ideas?

Secondly, my system runs an ATI 345IGP graphics system. RH 9 could not detect it, only installing an 800x600 VESA driver. After struggeling for several days, I managed to boot my system (after entering Single User Mode to turn Kudzu off) and changed my VESA drive to ATI Radeon Mobility that I selected from a list. Now my GUI does not start. Any help?

Also, when halting the system, my notebook hangs when it unloads the PCMCIA drivers. Any help?

I would appreciate any help or pointers as I would love to learn Linux and move away from XP.


Thomas in South Africa
Old 09-01-2003, 05:01 PM   #2
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Edit your file /boot/grub/grub.conf file and put it there.
# Duron 950 Red Hat 7.3 /boot/grub/grub.conf file and put it in the kernel line.
title Red Hat Linux 7.3
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-18.7 ro root=/dev/hda7 hdd=ide-scsi mem=nopentium
    initrd /initrd-2.4.20-18.7.img
title Mandrake 9.0 Linux
    kernel (hd0,7)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda8 quiet devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi vga=788 mem=nopentium
    initrd (hd0,7)/boot/initrd.img
title Gentoo Linux
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel (hd0,2)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda6 hdd=ide-scsi mem=nopentium
title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1


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