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Old 02-01-2005, 12:25 AM   #1
redmoon
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Booting thing?


Hello, I booted up Suse 9.2 today to get the following message:

'Loading Linux............................................. .....
BIOS data check successful.
You passed an undefined mode number.
Press <RETURN> to see video modes available, <SPACE> to continue or wait 30 secs.'

At this point, I hit the Enter key, and it gives me:

'Video Adapter: VESA VGA
Mode:
0 0F00 80X25
1 0F01 80X50
2 0F02 80X43
3 0F03 80X28
4 0F05 80X30
5 0F06 80X34
6 0F07 80X60
Enter mode number or 'scan''

The lovely green boot loading screen and text i usually get has been replaced by this. How do I get it back?

Cheers.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:47 AM   #2
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what if u entered scan ?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:18 AM   #3
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Then it gives me:
'Video Adapter: VESA VGA
Mode:
0 0F00 80X25
1 0F01 80X50
2 0F02 80X43
3 0F03 80X28
4 0F05 80X30
5 0F06 80X34
6 0F07 80X60
7 0100 40x25
8 0120 132x25
9 0121 132x43
a 0112 132x50
b 0123 132x60
Enter mode number or 'scan''


Any help?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:31 AM   #4
ArthurDent
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This may just be a silly question - but you havn't by any chance left the CD in the drive have you?

It's just that I get the exact same message when I am booting my Knoppix live distro CD.

Just a thought. I'll crawl back under my rock now...

Best regards

Mark
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:43 AM   #5
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Me to think it's just having difficulty finding the right monitor settings. or video settings try online update and see if it finds a new driver patch It finds it for me but I can't get it to install.

Unless some of the brainy guys and girls on here can give you a fix then I would suggest the old saying if it works don't fix i.e. if it is not affecting the viewing then just cancel.

I'll probably get shouted at now for that

BTW my graphics card is a Radion 9200se Nvida

Last edited by bograt; 02-01-2005 at 04:45 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:44 AM   #6
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Usually you get that message when trying to use framebuffering and the video chipset doesn't support it. If you have vga=788 or some such in lilo.conf or menu.lst you can change it to vga=normal. Just remember to run "lilo -v" afterwards if you change lilo.conf.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 05:34 AM   #7
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excellent! problem solved. Edited the menu.lst config

Thanks so much, your help is much appreciated.
 
  


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