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Old 08-31-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
blurhappy
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blank screen on gentoo reboot


I just installed gentoo for the fourth time, and when I rebooted the first time, it came up to a blank screen and did nothing.

It is a dual boot system with Window$ XP on /dev/hda and gentoo on /dev/hdb

Here is my lilo.conf file


boot=/dev/hda
prompt
timeout=50
default=windows
vga=792

image=/boot/kernel-2.4.26-gentoo-r9
label=gentoo
read-only
root=/dev/ram0
append="init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hdb3"
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.26-gentoo-r9
append="vga=792"

other=/dev/hda1
label=windows


my physical drives are two 40 gig quantums
/dev/hda is my windows partion which works and I can log in
/dev/hdb is my gentoo parition

/dev/hdb1 is /BOOT it is 32M
/dev/hdb2 is Swap it is 2048M
/dev/hdb3 is my home dir

I am running an Athlon XP 2000 with 1G of RAM.

I think it is something to do with the conf file itself, but with the black screen I haven't been able to do anything....

any help is Appreciated.....
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem when i tried to use genkernel, (I have a Athlon XP 2100), I ended up manually configuring my kernel. I'm guessing the lilo.conf was almost veratim from the Gentoo handbook, so barring any spelling errors, I doubt that's the problem.

...... Took me six times, and i haven't quite got X to work...... but i'm learning a lot.......
 
  


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