[CALUG] Dual boot/install problems
rmain at polaris.umuc.edu
Wed Sep 6 12:13:40 CDT 2006
I think you helped me realize my problem. I have had this same version on
the system before, and it ran fine. I screwed up and set the wrong video
card probably. How can I check and reset that? And what would you
recommend instead of the RH9? I happen to have copies of Slackware 10.1,
and a copy of Ubuntu that is very new.
On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Hugh Brown wrote:
> On 9/6/06, Russ <rmain at polaris.umuc.edu> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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
> > tkaing.
> > ty
> > 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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