[TriLUG] help with install
sthomas at myfamily.org
Mon Oct 6 22:54:11 EDT 2003
well now that I'm back after traveling I'm trying to tackle this install
my compaq presario 2286 boots to windows XP ok; and I use a boot floppy to
try to boot RH9, but it hangs in the process, -the last message displayed is
"apm: BIOS version 1.2 flags 0x03"; one more thing, I have a voodoo 3fx
card installed; I suspect this might be a X window or video driver problem.
is there a way to verify this? (and fix it?)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Carnes" <jonc at nc.rr.com>
To: <sthomas at myfamily.org>; "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list"
<trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] help with install
> On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 09:37, Scott Thomas wrote:
> > I’m trying to install RH 9.0 on a Compaq Presario (with Cyrix MII
> > processor). Since my kids also use this machine to play educational
> > games, I’ve added a 2nd disk to install RH on, and will keep WindowsXP
> > on the 1st drive. The installation went smoothly. However, after I
> > rebooted, the machine just hangs. It reads the boot floppy, and
> > starts to load the kernel, but after about a screen full of messages,
> > it just stops. When I tried to boot Windows, GRUB starts, but then it
> > too just hangs. All I get is a black screen with “GRUB” at the top
> > so can any of the more seasoned RH gurus out there please give me a
> > hint what’s going wrong?
> > thanks,
> > --
> > Scott Thomas
> What's the exact model number of the Compaq Presario? I've read of
> folks having a *lot* of problems trying to get Linux on these boxen.
> Grub allows you to edit and look at each of the boot commands for each
> choice. If you could post those, it would help us help you.
> In a worse case scenario you should be able to get the XP install
> booting again by booting with a Windows Disk and then re-writing the
> Master Boot Record
> fdisk -mbr
> (you might have to blank the mbr first - there are some nice write-ups
> of this on the net).
> When done with that make sure the Partition with the Windows install is
> still marked as active.
> Good Luck - Jon Carnes
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