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Old 08-18-2003, 08:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Slack 9 Installation Problem


Hi,

I'm trying to install slackware 9.0 but isn't working and I'm a complete to slack. The installation completes, but when I restart all I get is a blank screen when I try to boot Slack. I've also tried booting the system from the installation CD but I just get the regular install. After my 100th install or so I switched over to the 4th console to check the message from the install and saw "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2, or too many mounted file systems." Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:42 PM   #2
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What filesystem did you choose to install Slack onto? - Where did you install LILO to?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:24 PM   #3
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well, I suppose it is hard to tell if it is booting behind the blank screen, but at the lilo prompt type:
lilo: (label (dfault linux)) vga=normal and see what that does, if that works tell me and I will give you a permanent fix.

explination: slack automatically installs witha 1024x768 frambuffer consol, but a lot of configs do not support it, even my gf4ti4600 on a viap4b400 p4-2.2ghz does not do it, yet my 1ghz gf2go dell laptop does it fine.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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Score! It worked, thanks exodist and sky :-)
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:43 PM   #5
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no problem care to tell us which solution worked?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:44 PM   #6
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btw, permanent fix to the typing vga=normal at the lilo prompt is to edit the /etc/lilo.conf file and change vga from 791 to normal
 
Old 08-18-2003, 11:33 PM   #7
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lol yours since it was the only one :-P Yup thanks I already reconfigured LILO
 
Old 08-18-2003, 11:44 PM   #8
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glad it all worked out, this is a common problem, now you can help spread the word to other users and lighten the load a little :-P
 
  


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