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Old 05-08-03, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default Trouble Running Redhat 9

Hello all,

I'm a complete newbie and I'm having problems running Redhat 9 on my ASUS A7N266-VM.

I can get Redhat to install OK, but upon reboot I get a error 28: selected item cannot fit into memory.

I've tried to boot via bootdisk, but my system hangs on Finding Module dependancies.

Everything I've read on the web indicates that this is due to the nvidia drivers.

My questions are: What drivers do i need to update? Can I update the drivers without getting into Redhat (since i can't get it to boot.)

I've read solutions about using the rescue option on the cd, but the explainations are vague. I was wondering if someone could post a walkthrough solution.

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Old 05-09-03, 11:10 PM   #2
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As for the driver issues, I can't help there. It is possible to upgrade the drivers I am sure, but the process I cannot outline.

For linux rescue:
insert cd 1, boot
at command line type: linux rescue

the system will attempt to find a valid install and then 'mount' it so that you can play with it, just know that it will tell you if it can work with the installed system or not.

the mounted system will be available to work with, but command line only, and if you are unfamiliar with this environment it will be difficult to work with. You need a good book on linux to help with this, or see www.tldp.org

The system will be mounted with the root partition / INSIDE the cd booted system, pay attention to where it report that to be, I do not remember. i.e. your root / now becomes /somthin/somthin/

From this environment, you should be able to upgrade the driver using a floppy or other cd to supply the driver file. This is rather vague I know... good luck.
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Old 05-09-03, 11:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!

I was able to boot, via the boot disk, after I disconnected everything from my computer except for the monitor/mouse/keyboard.

I haven't installed the updated drivers at this point, but that should be no problem (I hope.)

I'll post my progress.

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Default Redhat 9 on my ASUS A7N266-VM

The ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard will work OK with Redhat 9 but the default boot loader (grub) does not work. When you install you should select lilo as the boot loader.

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