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Old 03-28-2002, 10:28 AM   #1
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RH 7.2 Installation

I first installed RH 7.2 perfectly. after using it for a couple of days, everytime i booted it doesn't bring me to the GUI, it brings me onto a black screen sort of like the konsole. SO i tried to reinstall RH 7.2 since i probably did something wrong. Around the first disk installation it stops installing and brings me to the black screen again. Can anyone tell me what i did wrong? I installed rh 7.2 perfectly the first time.
Old 03-28-2002, 10:37 AM   #2
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So your saying you are trying to install over a exsisting installation that doesnt work?

romove and recreate your partitions during the install. If when you compleate the install, it brings you to a black screen with a login message, login and type startx. Tell us what type errors you get. Your X settings may be incorrect.
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Well, the first installation of rh worked. SO i tried to reinstall it and when the option came up to partition my harddrive, i would put it on erase the entire disk and start all over, but duringt he installation it would bring me to the black screen and sometimes it would say <grub> or login. Ok i will try to reinstall it again and see what the errors are. Before i try to install it again is there anything else i need to know, cause i will have to install mandrake again cause mandrake works for sure. And when im at the partition screen i have 3 hda, is that normal? should i have just one?

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Old 03-28-2002, 12:21 PM   #4
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If you are still seeing grub, then even though you removed the partitions, it didn't remove grub from the MBR. You can go through the install and when the bootloader comes up, it'll just overwrite whatever's in the MBR OR you can fdisk the MBR with a Windows disk by booting off it and typing fdisk /mbr then go ahead with your install. Yes, it'll be normal to have multiple hda numbers since there will be at least three partitions, eg.

hda1 = /
hda2 = /swap
hda3 = /usr

Just an example, numbers are different depending on setup.


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