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Old 09-02-2002, 05:16 PM   #1
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not sure what this is


I just upgraded from 8 to 8.1 I've never choosen the option and I'm not sure why I did it now. At the end it told me my hardware could support the emulated boot(I think this is what it was called) with a cool penguin and the top. I thought this sounded cool but knew better I should have choosen default(safe choice) like it said and like i've done before. How do I switch back? When I logout of X I never am taken back to command of anykind (I'm there I just can't see it because I can type startx or halt, reboot etc). Is this in LILO that I have to change it? THanks.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 05:21 PM   #2
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pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease use useful thread titles in future, this one give absolutley no idea what the thread is about.

ok anyway, open up lilo.conf in your favourite editor and then remove any line that says vga=something (e.g 788 or 791) and then rerun lilo as root. should be it really. it's called a framebuffer by the way.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 05:23 PM   #3
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I think this might be a lilo setting. If your lilo.conf has a bunch of screen lines then make sure they are all remarked out and that a line reads vga = normal is not remarked. If is not there then add it. See if that takes care of it. Also, remember to run lilo after making any changes.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 11:17 PM   #4
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sorry

Acid,
I'm really sorry about the title, I know better than that. Pretty damn dumb on my part. While we are talking about LILO I have another quick question. I have this hardware hda, hdb, hdd. I installed Slack 8.1 on hdd and thought LILO would be installed on the MBR of this HD. As it turns out I think it was put on hda, an installation that had WIn2k. In the lilo.conf file it has boot = /dev/hda, so I'm assuming this is why its FUBAR. No big deal really, can I mount hda after boot and just transfer the files and then reformat. I really don't need Win2k (Thank God, NO MORE M$ in my life).
 
Old 09-03-2002, 08:50 AM   #5
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No, the boot = /dev/hda in lilo.conf is for booting windows. And yes you can mount hda after booting linux:
mkdir /mnt/windows
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

This works for fat32 partitions, this is the first primary partition on hda.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 11:33 PM   #6
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hanzerik,
Thanks for the reply but unfortunately its NTFS. But I'm burning all the content that I need off it and then just converting it into more space for Linux.
 
  


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