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Old 10-09-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Blank Screen after Kernel Compile


Hi,
I think that subject of this thread explains my n00b problem pretty well.
I know what I did wrong, but I can't boot into linux now. My vmlinuz.old seems to have the same problem (I see only blank screen after boot). But I don't know why...

So my question is: do anyone know how to boot into linux without any boot cd's or diskettes? I might use some program which can write into linux partition under windows so I could replace bad kernel file...

Thanks in advance. I hope this makes any sense
 
Old 10-09-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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Actually you can't see anything but you're there, so try blindless to log-in and startx that would get you in.
You can boot with Slackware cd 2 (which is designed to be used as a rescue cd) and chroot to your hard disk, there recompile the kernel and update LILO (if you don't know how to use chroot, read it's man page).
 
Old 10-09-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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ok, retrace your steps and post exactly what you did............


AND ......did you buy the Slack 10 CD set.............if so
CD#2 is a live CD.........you can boot up......mount the / partition and fix the problem.........

<edit/>

did you have 3d accel drivers installed??
whenever you re-compile a kernel..........nvidia drivers at least need to be re-installed.........

Last edited by 320mb; 10-09-2004 at 05:27 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:30 AM   #4
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thanks, I'll try to get there blindfold
I'm entering X by default at startup, so maybe I have to wait till I see them. Unless I have to reinstall my nvidia driver...

Last chance would be Slack CD#2, which I don't have here
thanks for help!
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:06 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Clojster

I'm entering X by default at startup, so maybe I have to wait till I see them. Unless I have to reinstall my nvidia driver...

Bingo....Anytime you upgrade your kernel you will need to rebuild the nvidia driver before starting X.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:56 AM   #6
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Well, I entered my Slack via CD#2 rescue and recompiled kernel with new .config settings (I'm compiling kernel 2.6.8.1 and CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=m can be only loaded as module. Is it normal?)
Recompiling was quite fast. Is it normal? And guess what: I still get that blank screen...

Do anyone know where is the problem?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 04:04 AM   #7
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Read this carefully: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...461#post660461
 
  


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