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Old 10-30-2004, 11:21 PM   #16
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make a file --->grub.conf and put the following into /boot/grub directory
************note i am turning acpi=off


timeout 10
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
default 0

title linux
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 devfs=nomount acpi=off
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 failsafe acpi=off devfs=nomount
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd.img

title windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

and ***************also edit the menu.lst************ file and put acpi=off

save changes and restart the system..

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Old 10-30-2004, 11:34 PM   #17
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how you make the file grub.conf?
and how do u edit the menu.lst?
i really dont have any idea what to do....i dont know the command in linux
can u tell how to do it?

Thank You in advance
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:44 PM   #18
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change "acip=on" to "acpi=off" in your grub config file (righth after devfs=nomount)..
reboot.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:48 PM   #19
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You can use any of the command line editors

first save the file menu.lst as grub.conf by
-->#cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/grub.conf

Use nano or vi [is very confusing... for newbie's] editor to edit the files..
#nano

#vi /boot/grub/menu.lst

to edit the file -->take the cursor and press the key--> i [for insert] and then start editing

after editing press "esc" then the exact keys---> shiftzz to save and exit..

If u dont wanna save --->press "esc" and then : q!

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Old 10-30-2004, 11:58 PM   #20
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let me just note, that to use vi, remember the following things:
pres "i" to edit a file ('i' means 'insert' - pressing 'i' brings you into insert mode).
press "esc" to exit out of insert mode
to save what youve changed and exit, type "esc", then ":", then "w", then enter, then "q", then enter.
"esc" exits insert mode, and ":" brings you to the "shell" (where you can enter commands), then "w" writes the file, then "q" quits the program.
btw I h8 vi and vim and all their evil spawn.

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Old 10-31-2004, 12:02 AM   #21
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Explaining a newbie how to use Vi, I think is a nightmare....


It looks like you have more patience than me !!! lol

Good job itzfritz..

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Old 10-31-2004, 12:12 AM   #22
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i did everything you guyz told me and it looks like it doesn't stop at these two line below anymore
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Level Trigger.

but why it doesnt go to the linux desktop interface?something like windows
am i being missunderstood something here?
 
Old 10-31-2004, 12:13 AM   #23
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at the prompt ---->#startx

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Old 10-31-2004, 12:18 AM   #24
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Hi, try other linux distro.
http://osdir.com/shots/

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Old 10-31-2004, 12:19 AM   #25
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at the prompt?is it after typing the $ su?
i did it and some text come out and said something like this

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Oct 31
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)

Fatal server error:
Unable to load required base module, exiting.....

please consult the X.org foundation support bla..bla blla

any comment?

when loading linux
it says bringing up interface eth0 [Failed]

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