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Old 01-26-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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Angry Slackware boot difficulties


i have installed slackware 10.0 on my computer with no problem, but at boot it fails with some ide error, im not sure what it is....anyone, save me?

i think i found my problem in the slackware faq, but i don't have any scsi devices installed at all much less "misidentified" ones on my harddrive....help if you can...


it looks something like....

attempt to access beyond end device

nd everything after that fails...

i find myself at a

sh-2.05b#

looking prompt, from wich my freshly installed linux system is full accessable.

whats wrong in this picture and how do i fix it?

is it a possibility that the error message is insegnificant, and my gui just didn't load?

and if so, how do i get it to load?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:39 PM   #2
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Try adding...

Code:
append = "hdc=ide-scsi"
in /etc/lilo.conf

Then...

Code:
/sbin/lilo
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:39 PM   #3
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(rele a n00b) ok and what would be the command syntax to edit such a file, and must i be in root?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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Code:
vi /etc/lilo.conf
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
append = "splash=silent" <--- here's where you want to edit
boot = /dev/hda

yes, as root. Then when you're done run...



Code:
/sbin/lilo
as root.

Quote:
and my gui just didn't load?
Did you configure X yet?

Code:
xorgconfig

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:10 PM   #5
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i tryed editing lilo and i get a

too many session files in var/tmp

error, i read somewhere that making a seperate partiton for /var was a good idea but not nessicary, in this case i did not make a seperate partion, should i have done so?
 
  


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