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Old 02-03-2002, 11:33 AM   #1
DenShinobi
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SuSE 7.2, how do I get rid of this ugly green border??


Right, I've just installed SuSE 7.2 for the first time ever today.. managed to get it up and running with XP, 98 with boot manager first time, which I'm quite chuffed about --- also managed to get Apache with PHP4 installed..... which I don't reckon is too bad for a first hour with linux...

but anyway---- my question is.. how do I get rid of this crap green border thing round my command line stuff..? (not familiar with correct terms as of yet, so bear with me please..)

yeah, what I want is just a white on black text screen that looks like DOS or something.. rather than this fancy 'the linux experts' crap round the command stuff... (I installed minimal system, all I want is FTP, Apache, Perl and PHP installed ya see, because I just want the box to be a test server...)

also, how do I access a CD-rom or Floppy drive....

any help much appreciated... hopefully I can get some linux knowledge going down soon!!

peace.

Dennis.
 
Old 02-03-2002, 09:13 PM   #2
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I don't know how to get rid of what you describe. But I believe that that is a virtual console screen. Try pressing CTRL-ATL-F2 thru F6 and see if you can get another virtual console screen. Hopefully without the color.

You can access a cdrom or floppy by mounting them from the command line like this:

For cdrom:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/hd? /cdrom

You have to substitute the correct letter for the ?. Also, you need to create the directory for mounting the drive. I used /cdrom as an example.

For floppy:

mount -t <fstype> /dev/fd0 /floppy

The <fstype> is the file system on the floppy. You can use ext2 or vfat as two of possible file systems.


Remember to unmount the drives before you remove the disks. This is the command to unmount umount /dev/hd? or umount /dev/fd0.

Last edited by linuxcool; 02-03-2002 at 09:24 PM.
 
Old 02-03-2002, 09:23 PM   #3
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Re: SuSE 7.2, how do I get rid of this ugly green border??

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Originally posted by DenShinobi


also, how do I access a CD-rom or Floppy drive....
you would use the mount command... man mount for more details.. and if you can't understand that, search this site as that has been questioned and then answered many of times...

-trickykid
 
Old 02-04-2002, 01:54 AM   #4
DenShinobi
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yeah cool - got the mounting done..

managed to install apache, php, perl etc. & pure ftpd exciting stuff.....

still can't get rid of the green stuff, guess it will have to do!!

how I long for a plain 'ol black and white command prompt!!

anyway, cheers for the help guys!!
 
Old 02-04-2002, 03:36 PM   #5
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UGLY Green border

you'll have to edit /etc/lilo.conf as root
and add under

"image = /boot/vmlinuz.whatever
label = linux
root = /dev/xxx"

this:

append= " splash=0"


then just type 'lilo' at a root prompt

(make a backup of lilo.conf before)
 
Old 02-04-2002, 05:14 PM   #6
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I found this page at SUSE's site. Check it out.
 
  


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