Fedora booting in text mode (screen messes up)

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Old 09-30-2009
Fedora booting in text mode (screen messes up)

Hello everyone
Had a problem booting Fedora. I installed it as a server without any desktop environment(kde, gnome) except for X. Problem is when i booting system after it loads kernel suddenly screen messes up with parts of fedora graphics(it's not clear but you can see it -
it is coming up right after "starting udev: "(it loads alright, but with that messed up graphics), screen turns green and in second messes up. I guess it is something with X modes and i am guessing again i need to turn on textural booting or something like that.
i have grup in the beggining and tried to play with it but never won.
Also i run it in VPC 2007, but i am kind of sure there is no problam with that.
What should i do?
Thanks in advance!

P.S - i'm new to linux\unix\fedora & etc. Smilie
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Old 09-30-2009
i won't run it in virtual pc... you should better give vmware or virtualbox a try...
# 3  
Old 09-30-2009
What graphics card have you got? nVidia?

Which version of Fedora?
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Old 10-01-2009
Originally Posted by fpmurphy
What graphics card have you got? nVidia?
Which version of Fedora?
That's should not really matter cause i run it at college and home, eventually get the same(also at home it's random, sometimes it even won't load, but that's not a problem i need to solve right now) anyway it is NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE at home and i don't know about college's pc. And it's Fedora 8

Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
i won't run it in virtual pc... you should better give vmware or virtualbox a try...
Well i just lost my laptop and i need to start something with, at college we started with vpc and i don't want to try it otherwise yet, but i will later. can you describe what is 'vmware' and 'virtualbox' ?

sorry if any of that is silly Smilie
# 5  
Old 10-01-2009
VMware is the de-facto business leader for virtualisation. They have the VMware Player available for free, and there are a lot of sites that can generate custom virtual machines for you.
VirtualBox is a smaller contender by Sun. Not quite as powerful as VMware, but perfect for experimenting installations. Also, there is an Open Source version available, with only some enterprise features missing (eg. iSCSI).

The big difference between those two and VPC is they're available for most platforms (Windows/Linux/BSD for VMware, those plus OS X/Solaris/OS/2 for VirtualBox) and most current Linux distributions already ship with the appropriate guest-system tools.

Last edited by pludi; 10-01-2009 at 02:28 AM.. Reason: Added Links
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Old 10-04-2009
okey, some1 gave me a hint that i can fix it with vga. how can i specify vga modes in grub? i tried a lot different stuff but failed... and i can't open or find any config file using grub command line or any files at all.

thanks in advance for any hint
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Old 10-04-2009
again, the hint is using vmware or virtualbox... the ms solution isn't that good with linux!
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