Oops - unable to boot, start over from scratch??
Brand new to linux. Was up until 6 am trying to get the thing to work... no luck.
I don't really know what is wrong.. probably several things.
AMD K6 533MHz
15 G hard drive (eide?)
Loaded slackware 10.2 from iso disk 1 & 2. While trying to boot it hangs at the point where "configure ethernet adapter" is mentioned.
During setup I entered in info to setup a LAN (it is not physically plugged in right now). If important it is entered like this:
- IP address: 10.10.10.15
- subnet: 255.255.0.0
- gateway: 10.10.10.1
- name server: 10.10.10.1
I also believe I messed up the partitioning. I was following the directions located at sourceforge for the astguiclient - astguiclient .sourceforge. net/scratch_install . html
and when unable to follow them exactly went off on my own (a dark shadow flew over me when I did this...) I knew I was probably in for trouble, but doggedly continued on.
I was unable to call up xfdisk as suggested in the instrux. Instead I used the Ranish Partition manager.
Partitions currently look like this:
# - Type - File Sys type - Strting ending - Partition Size
0 - MBR - Master Boot Record - 0,0,1 - 0,0,1 - 0
1 - Pri - Unused - 0,0,2 - 0,0,63 - 31
2 - Pri - Linux ext2fs - 0,1,1 - 1454,63,63 - 10,994,224
3 - Pri - Linux swap - 1454,64,1 - 1939,239,63, - 3,672,144
4 - Pri - Unused - 1940,0,1 - 1940,63,63 - 2,016
Master Boot Record shows the following:
MBR Executable code: unknown IPL
Boot Interface type: compact
Check viruses: Yes
Boot prompt timeout: 6
Default boot choice: not set
When I get out of the Ranish Partition Manager is says:
"There is no active partition on this disk!"
That doesn't sound good.
I've spent hours on researching this, just didn't find anything to steer me in the right direction.
At this point I don't even know how to start back from scratch even if it is necessary.
Thanks in advance,