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Old 08-20-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
nephalem
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login hang a pc speaker as: /class/input/input3 in boot camp and parallels


Hey guys,

So let me start by saying that i am a TOTAL beginner with linux. I have used it before, but i am in no way comfortable with it yet.

I am trying to get slack12 running in bootcamp with parallels workstation on a macbook. I have had it working with slack9 once a long time ago, and when i did that i just used all the default install options.

With 12 the install goes fine, and i can start the system up and get to lilo fine. I choose the linux install and tell it to boot, and it starts going. When i hit this line however: "input pc speaker as: /class/input/input3" the boot just stops. I still have keyboard access, and it looks like the boot is still going, it just wont pass that point. I assume that this is completely user error, and i just used the wrong kernel or something during install. The thing that confuses me is that the default worked for slack9 on this lap. I just don't understand what could have changed now.

Ive been searching all day for a fix, but the problem is the terms "login hang" and "pc speaker as: /class/input/input3" are really generic, and come up in almost every search.

If anyone knows a fix for this, or can recommend a different kernel they know works with bootcamp and parallels workstation, i would be forever in your debt. You can also feel free to mock my incompetence now, i give you permission as long as you help me learn. :-F


Edit: sorry, the title was supposed to read: "Login hang at 'pc speaker as: /class/input/input3' in bootcamp and parallels"

Last edited by nephalem; 08-20-2007 at 05:25 PM. Reason: typo in title
 
Old 08-20-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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I hope this isn't a stupid question, but are macbooks Power PC or x86? What are your hardware specs?

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:52 AM   #3
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Not a stupid question at all. Actually i apologize. I should have posted the specs initially. Macbooks are just such a widely discussed product that i didn't think about it.

cpu: 2gh intel t2500
gpu: Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2

Not sure what else would be needed, but the official spec page can be found at http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html. The only difference as far as i know is that my processor is single core, because i bought a first gen (man was i kicking myself.)

Anyway, i'm running windows xp corporate sp2 as the host OS, and then using parallels workstation to host the VM. The biggest problem is that the only support for parallels i can find discusses fedora and ubuntu. They have no love for the slack.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 08:03 AM   #4
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Hmmmm... you could try the free vmware server. That is what I use to virtualize on windows.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 06:22 PM   #5
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Yeah, i've heard its good. I really would like to get this working tho, as i have already bought parallels, and it would be a waste not to use it now.

Its just frustrating because i had it working perfectly with slackware 9. I dont know what would have changed enough to cause problems since then. Oh well, if anyone else has any thoughts on this i would be glad to hear it, but until then i guess im stuck just randomly messing with settings until i get lucky.
 
Old 08-23-2007, 02:25 PM   #6
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well, i finally broke down, and decided that since my copy of parallels is outdated anyway, id just go ahead and get vmware. Man is it a good product. It runs way better than parallels anyway. I tried server since its free, but it was a little too heavy for my laptop. I went ahead and did the evaluation for workstation and i love it. Its gonna be painful as it costs more than twice what parallels does, but im starting to think its worth it.
 
Old 08-23-2007, 04:51 PM   #7
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Any reason for wanting to run virtual in windows? Your GFI partition scheme still allows for one more free partition if you have OSX and Windows installed. Why not use it?

Food for thought. I always hate emulating hardware as something it's not anyway so I suppose I'm biased.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 10:14 PM   #8
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Yeah, i have a straight dual boot on my main desktop system. The reason for the emulation on my macbook is that it is strictly for teaching myself tux administration. The problem with the dual boot on my main system is that any time i cant remember how to do something in nix, i get basically lost. With my laptop and a VM, should i get stuck i have windows there to help me figure it out. Since its strictly for self advancement, the slowdown of emulation isn't something i need be concerned with.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 07:52 AM   #9
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Yea, I run FreeBSD on VMWare Workstation on my laptop. It's Great! Cuz I got A superior UNIX OS on my box with the wondoze install!
 
  


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