Hi, I been looking around in this forum for awhile and I finally decided to try out Slackware. I bought the product from slackware store, the official book and followed the exact installation instruction but I'm getting a error called:
PXE E53: No boot file name received.
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.l
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.
Doing a forum search brought me to this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...+file+received
I installed LILO to the MBR (linux is the only OS on this pc). I change the boot sequence to HDD first and tried various boot sequence without any luck.
The OP of that thread said he fixed it by doing:
I recreate the lilo.conf using liloconfig in /sbin folder. it works .
Also, I change the boot sequences.
I'm not sure how this is done. I can't log in or anything, I created the USB boot stick but I'm not sure how to work that.
I'm not sure if it matters but I installed slackware by # fdisk /dev/sda. The guide told me to do # fdisk /dev/hda but I couldn't write on it (read-only). After typing # fdisk /dev/sda, I was able to write on it and delete the previous partition as well.
I did a google search and found out I need to disable the "boot by network." After I did this and rebooted, my computer has a black screen with a "_" that is blinking (don't include the " "). It keeps blinking and nothing happens.
I'm not sure if this would matter but I'll list down the BIOS menu:
Computer: Gateway 507GR
Main Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
DRAM frequency: 400 HHz
Total memory: 2560 MB RAM
Cache size: 1024 KB
Product name: 507GR
BIOS Version: AG91510J.15A.0816.2005.0214.1818
BIOS BOOT tab
Boot menu type <normal>
Boot device priority
<Hard Disk Drive>
Hard drive order
CD/DVD-ROM Drive order
<_NEC DVD_RW ND-3>
<LITE-ON DVD SOHD>
Removable Drive order: No removable Drive
Boot to Optical devices <enabled>
Boot to Removable Devices <enabled>
Boot to Network <enabled> (turning this off with everything else with default configuration causes the black screen with this sign blinking forever: _ )
USB Boot <enabled>
Parallel port <enabled>
Legacy front Panel Audio <enabled>
On-board LAN <enabled> (turning this off with everything else with default configuration causes the black screen with this sign blinking forever: _ )
Onboard 1394 <enabled>
PCI Latency Timer <32>
There's more but I'm not sure if those are necessary. Thank you for reading.