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Old 06-20-2011, 03:01 AM   #1
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help with slack, it doesnt load!


hey
i have slack1337 and i have problem loading it.
everything was fine till i installed kernel 2.6.38-4 from testing in DVD along with every thing there(like mesa and video-intel- i have intel graphic card). again everthing was fine till i wanted to do a upgrade(slackpkg upgrade-all).it said it should remove those packages in order to install new ones and i said to do so. after that, i couldnt use X because it didnt recognize my graphic&mouse&keyboard correctly, then i installed all those packages(testings) to have my X back, but then this happened.

i use windows loader(and easy bcd for adding Slack), when i enter into slack and in LILO i select linux, it goes for decompressing linux and then stops @ ...... .

what should i do now?
i searched a bit and founded that i should ran lilo after upgrade(or install), and thats the solution but how could i do that? i dont have a shell...
 
Old 06-20-2011, 03:10 AM   #2
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Toss in your CD/DVD, boot from that, give the proper parameters to the boot prompt and in the shell, if needed mount and chroot to your root partition, if necessary mount the boot partition as well and re-run lilo.
 
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!
The easiest way would be to use Slackware install media to boot the system as if you were going to install.

After you get to the login then from the cli (command line);
Code:
 
~#mkdir /slacktemp                                 #temporary mount point
 ~#mount /dev/your_device /slacktemp  #device you installed to
 ~#chroot /slacktemp                                #change to yours
 ~#cd /slacktemp/etc                                 #change to directory with lilo.conf  
 ~#vi lilo.conf                                            #edit lilo.conf, if need be
 ~#lilo -v -t -b /dev/your_device             #sda, hda this will only test  
 ~#lilo -v -b /dev/your_device                 #this will write to your boot device
You can 'man commands' in the above example to get a full understanding of the commands and options.

Quote:
excerpt from 'man lilo'
LILO(8)

NAME
lilo - install boot loader

SYNOPSIS
Main function:

/sbin/lilo - install boot loader

Auxiliary uses:

/sbin/lilo -A - activate/show active partition
/sbin/lilo -E - edit header or update a bitmap file
/sbin/lilo -I - inquire path name of current kernel
/sbin/lilo -M - write a Master Boot Loader on a device
/sbin/lilo -q - query map
/sbin/lilo -R - set default command line for next reboot
/sbin/lilo -T - tell more about specified topic
/sbin/lilo {-u|-U} - uninstall LILO boot loader

DESCRIPTION
lilo installs a boot loader that will be activated the next time you boot your system. The default configuration file /etc/lilo.conf (see
'man lilo.conf') will contain most options, but many, including those
which override the configuration file, may be specified on the command line.

-A master-device [ N ]
Used with a single argument, inquire of active partition on
device master-device; e.g., /dev/hda. With N==0, deactivate all
partitions on the device. With N in the range [1..n], activate
the specified partition and deactivate all others. Normally,
only primary partitions [1..4] may be activated, but if the
Extended Master Boot Loader is present on the Master Boot Record
of the device (see the -M option), any partition may be made
active. Whether the actual OS in the partition will boot from
an extended partition depends on the characteristics of the OS.
LILO boot records for Linux may be booted from an extended par-
tition.

-b bootdev
Specify the boot device; i.e., where the boot loader will be
installed. "-b /dev/hda" specifies the Master Boot Record; "-b
/dev/sdb5" specifies the first extended partition on the second scsi disk.
You should ‘man lilo’ to get the rest for options.

You should now be able to re-boot your system.

You can look at 'Slackware® Essentials' and 'Slackware® Basics' which are good books to reference for problems or solutions to other possible problems.

Just few more links;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp

The above link and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!

EDIT: I experienced network error(s) and when I look at the post it seemed normal. Advanced mode showed font setting @ 3 for WYSIWYG. Why?? What do you guys see now? [obj] was inserted on one line. I did not insert that either.

Edit2: Remove stale link

Last edited by onebuck; 06-20-2011 at 09:55 AM. Reason: font settings errors. mangle on paste
 
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:01 AM   #4
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Wow, you should check your font settings.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
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Wow, you should check your font settings.
I'll second that.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 09:41 AM   #6
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
Wow, you should check your font settings.
What do you see now on the above post?

---------- Post added 06-20-11 at 09:42 ----------

Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by brianL View Post
I'll second that.
What do you see now?
 
Old 06-20-2011, 09:43 AM   #7
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Hi,


What do you see now on the above post?

---------- Post added 06-20-11 at 09:42 ----------

Hi,


What do you see now?
That's better, Gary.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 09:51 AM   #8
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Hi,

Thanks brian!

@OP my apologies for the font & obj errors. I cannot reason as to why. I pasted the links and at the same time experienced a network error. I'll look into this to see why. Should not have experienced this. WYSIWYG advanced mode but the paste should not have changed all font settings. The post looked normal on my system until a preview then all font size were changed to 3. Submit was done. I edited the post to reset things.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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We will forgive you this time, Gary. But don't let it happen again.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 03:17 AM   #10
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ok, thx every1... sovled!
 
  


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