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Old 06-05-2004, 02:41 AM   #1
didgameta
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slackware fails to boot


i installed slackware on an old computer some kid gave me instead of gas money. anyways, i get to lilo and select Slackware and it says something to the effect of it's loading, but then the screen goes black (making you think its gonna boot up) but it just stays like there and freezes. any ideas what could be going on? i've googled and searched but couldnt find any help.

Oh, and I installed lilo on the MBR if that helps any.

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Old 06-05-2004, 04:19 AM   #2
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To quote OMC - "How Bizarre"

Personally I don't think it's a problem installing lilo to the MBR (I always do that), I really can't think what could have caused this problem.

So you're absolutely sure it freezes (no harddrive activity or anything?)

Steve
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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Have you set up your boot to use a framebuffer? Perhaps the parameter is wrong. If there is a "rescue" or "single" or non-framebuffer boot, try that. If not, you may have to mount your hard drive and edit your /etc/lilo.conf file so that you don't boot with a framebuffer.

That's my first guess.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 07:53 PM   #4
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In the bios, you can put this option like this:
Halt on: no errors.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 12:34 PM   #5
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Have you set up your boot to use a framebuffer? Perhaps the parameter is wrong. If there is a "rescue" or "single" or non-framebuffer boot, try that. If not, you may have to mount your hard drive and edit your /etc/lilo.conf file so that you don't boot with a framebuffer.

That's my first guess.
that got it. i appreciate the help!
 
  


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