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Old 07-03-03, 11:58 PM   #1
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I am presently trying to install linux on my machine that is already running Win XP. I have tried several different versions. I began with a Mandrake Linux installation cd. I could not bring up the graphical installer so I proceeded with the text installer. Somehow I managed to partition my hard drive and I guess get a text only, "terminal" type, version of Mandrake (i.e. no desktop environment). I have since tried to install Caldera, Redhat, and Suse. Every time I opt for the manual installation or graphical install, my screen turns black.

I have been looking into the Nvidia linux update and have tried installing the driver, NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run, with no success. I could really use some help.

graphics card: NVidia GForce 4 Ti 4600
processor: 2.63GHz P4
current OS: Windows XP w/ SP1

any other info you need. I should be right here. Thankyou.
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Old 07-04-03, 01:18 PM   #2
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Someone out there must know ...
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Old 07-05-03, 01:41 AM   #3
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you need to use a 3rd party partitioning program like Partition Magic. This will let you run linux and win on the same physical disk.
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Old 07-05-03, 03:30 PM   #4
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I don't believe that is the problem. On another machine of mine I have both windows and linux already. This one is just giving me some trouble. Like I said, I think I have successfully partitioned my disk, I am just unable to install a full version of linux (i.e. with desktop environments, etc, etc). I could be wrong, but I think the problem has to do with my NVidia GForce 4 Ti 4600. Any other suggestions?

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oh okay, I misunderstood. What happens when you run the nvidia installer?.. have you tried making the install manually?
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Old 07-06-03, 11:32 AM   #6
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I am unsure as to how i run the installer for the nvidia driver update thing. I was hoping to be able to install it from windows so i could then use the graphical installation method for linux. Windows does not recognize the type of file though. I'm pretty lost.
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ok, from the folder where you downloaded the driver,
you should have a .run file if you also DL'd the installer.
If so, type " sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run "
This should start your installer. If you did not download
this, then after tar'ing the archive, go into the directory,
which you extracted and do a ' make install '.

If any of that fails, let me know the error message you get.

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