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The RH8 installation went well, but on re-booting the system,
the boot up text displayed OK until the area where you
expect the green OKs appear. at this stage the screen
was filled with garbage characters (with green garbage
in the normal 'OK' positions).
The screen scrolled thru all this and then went off to a
normal gui logon screen, and everything else seemed OK.
So, being slack, I would normally ignore this and play, er
work on, however there are a couple of red entries in
amongst the green ones which I would like to know about
and if possible fix.
Anyone seen this before?
AMD6/2 500 MHz, 40 Gig HDD, triple boot: 98SE, RH8 & MDK9
no probs with other os.
I'm at a loss as to where to even start looking.
Thanks for any pointers.
The errors appeared on the first re-boot of the system
after installation, and each time since.
I have rebooted the system a few times now trying to
catch the error. It occurs about six lines after the
"Welcome to Redhat, press I to enter interactive mode"
message. comparing a Mandrake startup, it seems to
be at the time the keymap is loaded (if MDK
and RH have the same startup sequence) this would make
some sort of sense, although I use the same keyboard settings in MDK.
Getting into interactive mode works, but not until the
language change occurs so I can't read what's going on.
The problem seems to have a consistancy in that blank
characters are replaced by a combination of 'G' with
a '^' on top, OK becomes 'zu' with an accent above the
'z' and a tiny circle above the 'u'.
In X everything works fine, keyboard translation is
correct. but on closing the system down, the same garbage
I'm going to do a re-install and play with keyboard/
language settings, I'll report progress.
hahahah hey lynch, yeh can you believe i'm still scandisking my windows partition, it's getting there, my files are slowly recovering, i'm too lazy to find my thread and post an update, but i might later on...
Thanks I'll have a look next time I boot RH.
I did look at the logs and found one error in system
log (I think):
ohci1394: pci_module_init failed
(haven't a clue as to what this means, could be
to do with my winmodem)
also found the following in the boot log:
keytable system font: ^[%G