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Old 10-08-2001, 09:08 AM   #1
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can't boot linux after installation on dual w98

have win98 on a 10GB drive. I installed RH6.1 and now I can only boot win98 with LILO. When I try to boot linux, it goes as far as
the black "login to localhost"-screen and then the screen starts blinking, and that's all I get. It was a Custom installation and I chose
all packages. What can I do?

(AMD 1GHz Gigabyte Mainboard 7XIE4)


Old 10-08-2001, 10:44 AM   #2
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sounds to me you selected a graphical install and X isn't properly working and needs to be reconfigured... try this at the lilo prompt:

lilo: Linux 3

that should boot you to a command prompt and there you can try to run Xconfigurator to get X working.

if it doesn't work, you may need to upgrade your distro or X due to redhat 6.1 having an older version which might not support your video card.


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