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Old 08-14-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
darkpulsaromega
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Kernal 2.6.x won't boot


I'm trying to boot SLAX 5.0.6 on my computer (Compaq Presario SR1123WM, 2.66Ghz, 256MB SDRAM, DVD/CD RW Drive, CD RW Drive, Floppy Drive, 80MB HD, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 64MB Graphics Card, Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem)

I start up my computer, put in the SLAX Live CD, and I get the SLAX boot screen. I press F1 to set special boot parameters, and type "SLAX nohotplug" to disable certain hardware detection (it froze if I didn't in 4.2.x), and it uncompresses the Linux kernal and executes it...but it just stops there and doesn't do anything. I've tried SLAX 5.0.6, SLAX 5.0.0, and SymphonyOS Alpha 4 with the same results. SLAX 5.0.x uses kernal 2.6.x.

SLAX 4.2.x I think uses kernal 2.4.x, but I'm not sure. I am able to boot SLAX 4.2.x. Can someone tell me why SLAX 5.0.x isn't booting?
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:35 PM   #2
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I don't think there is a good reason for slax not to work. Nvidia cards should be whiz to set up for any live-cd. You should consider using a different live-cd.

I'm sure you have your own reasons for using slax instead of knoppix, but out of curiosity I'd like to know if knoppix turns up the same problem.

I've got a laptop that no live-cd is able to run well on (because of the display), except one. In case you'd like to give it a try -knoppix-std is the live-cd. Not even regular knoppix can do what it does.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:46 PM   #3
darkpulsaromega
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Yeah, I've got Knoppix STD v0.1, it works just fine. Thanks for helping me out.

I guess I'll use Knoppix STD from now on.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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Try passing the option noacpi at boot prompt.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:49 PM   #5
darkpulsaromega
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I'll try that out right now, I'll post the results here.

edit: unfortunately, that did not fix the problem.

Last edited by darkpulsaromega; 08-14-2005 at 07:09 PM.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:19 PM   #6
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Wow,

I have found SLAX to be among the most reliable Live-cd. If you do find a solution one day when you have time to play with it, I would be very interested in the result.

Also, have you considered emailing the developer, and troubleshooting the problem with him. If you are having a problem, maybe someone else is too. Just a thought

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