Originally Posted by CW_OP
I did a clean install of Slackware 14.0 from the DVD on my Acer Aspire One D270-1410 netbook. I previously installed Slackware 13.37 on this computer with no problems.
Lilo will not install in MBR.
Recieved error "Unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system" "Fatal open /dev/sdb1: No such file or directory"
The USB boot stick I made during installation does not accept any keyboard input at its prompt.
I cant boot the operating system. Which means I cannot access the file system to fix or install lilo. Please Help!
This is a bug that was specific to installing with a USB stick and leaving it in during the installation (it is fixed in -current). What happened is that the kernel picked up the USB stick as /dev/sda, and the main drive in the computer as /dev/sdb. A workaround is to pull the stick as soon as the installer kernel begins to boot, before the kernel can pick up the stick as the first system drive.
As far as the USB stick that was made during the installation, I also have a similar netbook and have noted the failure of syslinux to accept keyboard input. What you can do is mount the stick on another machine, and edit the syslinux.cfg. Add a line "timeout 100", and the stick will boot after a short delay without requiring keyboard input. Also, edit any occurrences of "sdb" to "sda". Then you should be able to use the stick to boot your machine. You'll need to edit /etc/lilo.conf to correct the root device, and probably /etc/fstab as well.
Hope this helps.