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Old 04-20-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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Slackware installation on dell xps m140


I tried installing slackware 11 on my laptop dell xps m140 i tried using huge26.s kernel. After installation was over and said "rebooting....". it never passed from there. So i outed off by pressing the power button. And when i wanted to boot again the it said someting like checking bios something and then went on a black screen. And it never booted. Does anyone know what could possibly cause that problem?
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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Try to boot, from the CD, into your new installation, by typing
"huge26.s root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro"
at the CD "boot:" prompt. Remember to change "/dev/hda1" for the actual partition you choosed, maybe "/dev/sda1" if you have a SCSI or SATA drive.
Then check the man page for lilo.conf to study the different options, and reinstall lilo.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 10:21 AM   #3
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I have tried that and it still doesn't work. I think the solution is slackware-current.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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Urgent Help

Could anyone please give me their opinions in what to try so I can do, so slackware installs on my laptop...Any suggestions are welcomed...
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:40 AM   #5
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Well try with test26.s kernel. Also, when you boot your installation boot with noieee1394 parameter, i.e.

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huge26.s noieee1394
I have problems with udev on my Toshiba, so at the end of installation turn off rc.hotplug service.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 11:28 PM   #6
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I have tried that also. But it still at boot time or reboot after installtion its doesn't reboot as it should. Do you think it can be lilo or the kernel?
 
Old 05-18-2007, 03:19 AM   #7
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Not sure, I don't know exact configuration of your machine. Did you check Linux on laptops site? Maybe there is something specific for your laptop family... Check this link http://www.alexbax.com/index.php?opt...d=28&Itemid=37

Also, did you install lilo in MBR?

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Old 05-18-2007, 03:12 PM   #8
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Yes I Did install Lilo on the MBR. When I use sata, bareacpi It installs great but some hardware doesn't work I have tried building my own kernel but it still doesn't work I must be doing some stuff bad.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 03:01 AM   #9
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Try to download generic kernel from Slackware-current, just to check if it works. I think you should use 2.6.21-smp. Then later if everything is OK, you can use it's config, recompile it etc.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
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I have found the error. The error for the 2.6.# is that the vga doesn't work. In order to see the booting process i have to give vga=normal. But I still have problems When give command:

Code:
# startx
Its gives some error and says it doesn't support my screen depth. Any screen depth I put. And when I do:

Code:
# shutdown -r 0
it says rebooting . and it doesn't do anything after and it doesn't reboot. Do you think its the same problem with the vga?
 
  


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