[CALUG] Dual boot/install problems
brownclan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 09:46:20 CDT 2006
On 9/6/06, Russ <rmain at polaris.umuc.edu> wrote:
> I'm taking a security class this semester and I'm dual booting RH9 and
> Windows Server 2k3. The machine is a PII 333 MHZ 356M RAM HDD's are 8G
> and 3G. I have the 3G partitioned as NTFS, The 8G has a 500M NTFS. The
> Linux partition is on the remainder of the 8G drive. The root directory
> is ~5250M, hone is 1600M and 256 swap. The hone and root are ext3.
> Everything seems to start fine but RH9 only boots to the local host screen
> and does not start the RH9 login gui. Windows boots to Server 2K3. I'm
> fairly new to Linux, so bare with me. I ran 'telinit 0' to shut down and
> then restarted. I logged in to the local host and tried to run 'startx'
> the system output mentioned that I shoud report problems to XFree86. org.
> Also, what should I look for in the Xfree86.0.log file. I'll try and send
> a copy of that file if I dont become everwhelmed with the two classes I'm
> Russ Main
X either hasn't been configured or it was configured incorrectly or your
video card isn't supported.
lspci | grep VGA
will give you a hint toward what your video card is (you could also use
win2k3's device manager to get an idea too). from there you'd check to make
sure your video card is supported (web search/looking over the XFree86
you have also chosen a linux distribution that went End of Life in Apr/May
2004. If this is for a security class, then you're fighting an uphill
battle because you can't easily patch your RH9 system (there are ~2.5 years
of security issues that will need to be addressed, I don't think the Fedora
Legacy project has been able to keep up with all of them).
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