Re: Yes I am having a problem
Larry Kilmer wrote:
If I try to install from the cds from the book the installer hangs in
the hardware search (I assume it gets to a point where it has run out of
the hardware it knows about and gives up without providing any other
options). When I run the installer that I downloaded from Debian it
will complete an installation and a version of Linux seems to run. Two
Which version of debian did you try? Your earlier post mentions 3.1
which is pretty old and might not work on more recent hardware.
problems occur. First, I was trying to have a dual boot system with W2K
and Linux. When I install Linux it wipes out the W2K partition, I can
During the partitioning stage, the installer will give you the option of
using the entire disk, using available free space or manually partition.
live with that since I dedicated this computer to Linux(btw, it has a
40m hard drive which I have partitioned to two equal areas of roughly
20M each, one for windows and one for Linux.). Second, when I get Linux
I think you mean 40G and 20G.
installed, it will boot but the visual interface that comes up seems to
not understand the video hardware. This is strange and explanation is
difficult, but I will try. Instead of having one copy of the login
page, it has three horizontally with each occupying about 1/3 of the
display. I can with a little effort (by selecting one of the areas) log
in and get 3 copies of the user interface. Here I quit.
It appears to be a problem with video detection. If you are able to get
to the console, (try pressing Control+Alt+F1) then you can use
"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" to configure your xserver.
Also, you might want to try booting a live cd first, ubuntu or knoppix
for example, as they might provide better hardware detection, so you may
get some information on what drivers to use for your video card.
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Raj Kiran Grandhi