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Old 02-09-2009, 01:05 AM   #1
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LILO Video Adapter error


Hey there,

Although I have been able to boot into Slackware onto KDE from my usb boot disk, I still keep getting this error when attempting to install/configure LILO. I took some photos to show the exact error.

This first image is when I attempted to install LILO during Slackware installation.
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7889/pict0236bs8.jpg

This, of course, on KDE.
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3541/pict0241fj5.jpg

Would anyone know what really is the problem here? I have put LILO on the MBR (dev/hda), as I had Windows XP first installed, but through System Configuration I get the same image [shown above in pic #2] when editing the .conf to change the boot sector to my Linux partition (dev/hda2).

As for trying to get back into Windows, I can get a Windows Setup Disk and remove LILO from the MBR? Because right now, I can't boot into Windows since LILO won't start up. I'll get an error after BIOS loading that there is an error loading an operating system.

Last edited by chicanowey; 02-09-2009 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 04:21 AM   #2
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

Can you please tell us what type your graphics adapter is?

When you're booting into KDE, open a konsole and copy the
output of
Code:
lspci | grep -i vga
As for the second error message - you've duplicated a
section (which isn't a problem in itself), but you need
to give the copy a *different* label.


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Old 02-09-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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Update: This is great! I finally got it fixed. I had to do my editing directly to the .conf rather than using the other tabs in System Configuration -> LILO. Even trying to change just the label, I would get the error again. Thanks again for your answer about changing the labels, though. When done automatically after selecting Probe, all Linux kernels were given the same label, so I thought that was normal at first.

Hey, thanks for the welcome.

This is the text output I received:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AQ [Radeon 9600]

I will note that I have just installed the latest graphics driver from ATI.

I've made some changes to the lilo.conf - edited the labels and marked the check on Windows's partition table to be ignored, and got the following OK message.
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3904/pict0244ks4.jpg

I rebooted the comp, and LILO did come up. However, having selected to boot Windows, it has been stuck at a text screen saying:

boot: NT
Loading NT

I've left that comp on for the last 10 minutes and it's still stuck on that. I know my Windows partition is there as I can access its data from Linux.

Last edited by chicanowey; 02-09-2009 at 02:30 PM. Reason: Fixed
 
Old 02-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you're making progress!

To assist you with the Windows-boot problem we'll need to know
more about how you did the partitioning/resizing and the likes
to get space for Linux, whether the drive changed e.g. from
primary to secondary since windows was installed ...


Cheers,
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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Oh all is well now. I am able to boot into both Windows or Linux from LILO. I used GParted to make room for the Linux partition.
 
  


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