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Cant get into linux.

by olaide / August 3, 2004 6:16 AM PDT

I run Windows XP on a eMachines T1100 with a 1 GHz Intel celeron. I recently partitioned off 20GB of my 120GB HD using partition magic specifically for Linux. I then dowloaded Mandrake 10 and installed it onto that partition. but when i boot I am presented with these options:
linux
263-7
2425-2
failsafe
windows
floppy
I am happy to say that i didnt compromise my windows installation like i thought i would, but when i try to enter linux, alll i get is a black screen. And what are those numbers? Can anyone help?

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Re: Cant get into linux.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 7:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Cant get into linux.

When I got the 3 CD set of Mandrake 10, I let it do the partition resize took it's install defaults. PM was not used.

Maybe you can edit the boot menu, remove the partitions that have Linux and the numbers, then just install mandrake again, but don't fiddle with PM?

Bob

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Re: Cant get into linux.
by olaide / August 3, 2004 12:27 PM PDT

thanks. i'll try that.

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Re: Cant get into linux.
by olaide / August 3, 2004 10:50 PM PDT

no. that didnt work. Sad

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Can this machine run MD10?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 11:07 PM PDT

It's either some odd incompatibility, a video setting or other.

These are fun to look into, but for now try a LIVE CD version of linux like KNOPPIX or other. Do they work?

Bob

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Re: Cant get into linux.
by mbridges / September 7, 2004 3:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Cant get into linux.

Those numbers appear to be kernel versions: one is 2.6.3-7 and the other is 2.4.25-2.

Try selecting one of those number choices. This may be Mandrakes way of asking you which kernel to boot.

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