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hi, I have just installed XP home on a 60gb partition on my 120gb hdd, which worked fine. Then I installed linux on the remaining 60gb on my hdd. I ...
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    mandrake 9.2 install problem


    hi, I have just installed XP home on a 60gb partition on my 120gb hdd, which worked fine. Then I installed linux on the remaining 60gb on my hdd. I followed the install instructions and the installation seemed to work fine. But when i choose linux from the boot loader, linux appears to load fine but doesnt load a screen after booting. so when linux boots i just get a black screen with a few blue lines at the bottom.
    My system spec is:
    2.66ghz P4
    FX5200 geforce 4 128mb
    1024mb of DDR 333mhz RAM
    120gb hdd
    sound blaster audigy 2 zs
    AV49VN shuttle mainboard

    thanks for any assistance.

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    what are the lines at the bottom?

    do you have a "login: " prompt, or error messages, or something else?

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    im running a dual boot so the lilo boot loader comes up and i can choose from a few linux options, windows or fail safe. When I choose windows my XP starts and it runs fine. But when I choose the 'linux' a loading screen comes up saying booting linux, and there is a progress bar. When this finishes loading I get a black screen with broken up blue lines at the very bottom.

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