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thanx. but before formatting can u please tell me what's happening with mandrake 8.1? i read some tutorials and booting with a graphical interface (aurora) is missing in my case.. ...
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    thanx. but before formatting can u please tell me what's happening with mandrake 8.1?
    i read some tutorials and booting with a graphical interface (aurora) is missing in my case..
    I've also seen some screenshots of mandrake 8.1 and i'm so dissapointed of what i see on my monitor..

    you've been very helpful so far.
    please explain me the situation here..

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    Maybe you should try another distribution?

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    First off, what happens is your monitor goes into standby because the GUI tries to set it up outside of it's limits. Try this. `XFree86 -configure` (without the quotes). It will set up a default, kind of cruddy version of a configuration that will at least let you see the default X server. After that do a `telinit 3` which kills the GUI and lets you restart it with your own options. Back up your original configuration with `mv /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.bak` then `mv /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.bak` After that put the new configuration in the old ones place with `mv /root/XF86* /etc/X11/XF86Config` Then restart the GUI with `telinit 5`. The commands, if you want to write them down are (case sensative, spelling important)

    XFree86 -configure
    telinit 3
    mv /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.bak
    mv /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.bak
    mv /root/XF86* /etc/X11/XF86Config
    telinit 5

    I hope that helps you.
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    ok.i'll try these and then format c: to clear all...
    i suppose i'll install mandrake 9.0 after that.
    hope my 8mb on board vga card to rev up...

    thanx a lot
    talk2you soon with new problems!

    (i was expecting more when i popped in mandrake 8.1 for my 1st time...)

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    just so you know, format C will not erase linux at all - you will need to use fdisk - and as I said, win2k or XP - the fdisk with 98 will be unable to read the partition to remove it.

    C is one partiton on yur hard drive (/dev/hda1) and linus is another (/dev/hda2) with the swap file being still another... (The numbers may not be right - just an example)
    majorwoo

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    hi

    im another mandrake 8.1 user!

    just raising my hand....
    not many of us about it look slike...

    majorwoo?
    how do i use winxp or win2k to reformat the hdd if my cd drive does have a boot option? will win2k or winxp produce startu[p disks to do a partition? win2k's startup disks are 4 disks... (ages to make and run)

    what is another partition manager to use on boot with linux to get rid of the partition...?

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