About to give up. Installed but only can run terminal
I am currently trying to install debian GNU/Linux. I got a minimal CD to install from. I installed on my D: and kept Windows 98 on C: I confidured lilo to boot from the small partition on D: But when I boot it always goes to c: and starts windows. If I change the boot order in BIOS to boot D: first, I get to the part where linux boots and my screen fills up with 10 10 10 10 10 ... I have to boot each time from the floppy I made during install. Not all bad, if I want linux instead of Windows, I just push the disk in before power up. It boots fine. I partitioned and mounted the drive meticulously with 8 partitions including swap and a small bootabe partition (8MB) at the beginning of D: (separate from the root). Why won't it boot from d: correctly? And I have a network connection that works, I can only browse the web with lynx. X won't start because it can't find a screen resolution that works. I have a STB Velocity NVidia 128 AGP and 17" Proview monitor. I have tried VGA VESA and nv with different color (8,16,24 bit) and resolutions (600x800, 1024x728). Nothing works. Maybe its the monitor? I downloaded the nvidia linux installer and it won't work because it can't find my linux kernel type. Maybe cause I boot from floppy? The kernel header files are not installed as far as I can tell. When I type uname -r it says 2.2.20-idepci Can anyone help with boot or video?