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fatalerror0x00 03-09-2013 09:51 AM

Slackware64 install gone wrong
 
Today I tried to install Slackware64 14.0 on my laptop with a new hard drive I was given which works and is a 1TB. It's not working I am thinking theres limitation to hard drive size but I can't find anything about hard drive limitations for lilo can't ever find anything when I need it. So here I have a screen that says all this assuming it's all from lilo.

Code:


Warning: boot record relocation beyond BPB is necessary: /dev/sda
Warning: Unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system.
Warning: Video adapter does not support VESA BIOS extensions needed for display of 256 colors. Boot loader will fall back to TEXT only operation.
Fatal: LILO internal error: Would overwrite Parition Table

Sorry, but the attempt to install LILO has returned an error, so LILO has not been correctly installed. You'll have to use a bootdisk to start your machine instead. It should still be possible to get LILO working by editing the /etc/lilo.conf and reinstalling LILO manually. See the LILO man page and documentation in /mnt/usr/doc/lilo-23.2 for more help. The error message may be seen above.

i chose standard for the options about resolutions and color depth this time around still same error and so thank you for your help I hope to hear back quickly as this is very important to me to get Slackware up on my laptop

allend 03-09-2013 10:19 AM

This seems to a problem with partitioning on the new drive. Did you partition the drive using fdisk or cfdisk? I would suggest cfdisk. http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:...l#partitioning

fatalerror0x00 03-09-2013 10:20 AM

I did use cfdisk but let me look at what you've posted thank you

allend 03-09-2013 10:26 AM

One other thought, perhaps check to see if you need to make a BIOS setting to allow changes to the boot sector. If you used cfdisk, the changes may not have actually been written to the disk.

fatalerror0x00 03-09-2013 10:27 AM

well according to there i am not partitioning anythng wrong and on the other hand I'm also not partitioning any differently then I ever have only difference is the hard drive size :( Could hard drive size be part of my issue? Could my BIOS supposedly not be able to handle a 1TB hard drive...? Is that even possible? This is a HP Pavilion G7-1328dx I bought it only a year ago at Best Buy. It's gotta be a fairly new computer as it is a quad core amd cpu it's it's the a-series so I would expect the BIOS has nothing to do with it but you never know :(

---------- Post added Mar 9th, 2013 at 11:28 AM ----------

I don't have anything like that in my bios my bios it a very basical and minimal bios on this computer which btw I hate

allend 03-09-2013 10:37 AM

Quote:

Could hard drive size be part of my issue?
I do not think so. When I google I see ads for upgrading that laptop to a 1TB drive.
Any chance that this drive was previously formatted with GPT?

kikinovak 03-09-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatalerror0x00 (Post 4908023)
well according to there i am not partitioning anythng wrong and on the other hand I'm also not partitioning any differently then I ever have only difference is the hard drive size :( Could hard drive size be part of my issue? Could my BIOS supposedly not be able to handle a 1TB hard drive...? Is that even possible? This is a HP Pavilion G7-1328dx I bought it only a year ago at Best Buy. It's gotta be a fairly new computer as it is a quad core amd cpu it's it's the a-series so I would expect the BIOS has nothing to do with it but you never know :(

---------- Post added Mar 9th, 2013 at 11:28 AM ----------

I don't have anything like that in my bios my bios it a very basical and minimal bios on this computer which btw I hate

Hi,

I just installed Slackware64 on a pair of HP Pavilion G7 for a client. You have to partition your disk using 'gdisk' (and NOT 'fdisk'). You can also use the alternative frontend called 'cgdisk'. Also, check if "legacy mode" is enabled in the BIOS.

stormtracknole 03-09-2013 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kikinovak (Post 4908071)
Hi,

I just installed Slackware64 on a pair of HP Pavilion G7 for a client. You have to partition your disk using 'gdisk' (and NOT 'fdisk'). You can also use the alternative frontend called 'cgdisk'. Also, check if "legacy mode" is enabled in the BIOS.

Did you create an LVM, or did you just do straight up partitions?

comet.berkeley 03-09-2013 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatalerror0x00 (Post 4907998)
Today I tried to install Slackware64 14.0 on my laptop with a new hard drive I was given which works and is a 1TB. It's not working I am thinking theres limitation to hard drive size but I can't find anything about hard drive limitations for lilo can't ever find anything when I need it. So here I have a screen that says all this assuming it's all from lilo.

Code:


Warning: boot record relocation beyond BPB is necessary: /dev/sda
Warning: Unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system.
Warning: Video adapter does not support VESA BIOS extensions needed for display of 256 colors. Boot loader will fall back to TEXT only operation.
Fatal: LILO internal error: Would overwrite Parition Table

Sorry, but the attempt to install LILO has returned an error, so LILO has not been correctly installed. You'll have to use a bootdisk to start your machine instead. It should still be possible to get LILO working by editing the /etc/lilo.conf and reinstalling LILO manually. See the LILO man page and documentation in /mnt/usr/doc/lilo-23.2 for more help. The error message may be seen above.

i chose standard for the options about resolutions and color depth this time around still same error and so thank you for your help I hope to hear back quickly as this is very important to me to get Slackware up on my laptop

We don't have enough information to figure this out.


Please post:
  1. The output from this command: fdisk -l
  2. The lilo.conf (/mnt/etc/lilo.conf) file
  3. The make/model of the laptop

fatalerror0x00 03-10-2013 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by allend (Post 4908031)
I do not think so. When I google I see ads for upgrading that laptop to a 1TB drive.
Any chance that this drive was previously formatted with GPT?

I would have no way oh knowing that for sure but I have a pretty good change of being right if i say no

Quote:

Originally Posted by kikinovak (Post 4908071)
Hi,

I just installed Slackware64 on a pair of HP Pavilion G7 for a client. You have to partition your disk using 'gdisk' (and NOT 'fdisk'). You can also use the alternative frontend called 'cgdisk'. Also, check if "legacy mode" is enabled in the BIOS.

Ummmm does cgdisk or gdisk come on the slackware disk? if so I'll find out in a minute if it doesn't then well how do I get it so i can use it?

fatalerror0x00 03-10-2013 02:56 PM

So cgdisk is on the disk do i need to use cgdisk? I've never heard of this tool before so I'm a litter wary if you don't mind plus I really dont' wanna sit here and waste my time fixing this issue and it not work I'm annoyed I was expecting a smooth ride here and upset that it's not :( but it happens I guess though I'll just go with it

fatalerror0x00 03-10-2013 03:19 PM

after about 20 minutes of messing with stuff i understand cgdisk and gdisk now and am going on with the installation and hoping it will work

Bazzaah 03-10-2013 03:51 PM

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install

this might help you.

fatalerror0x00 03-13-2013 01:57 PM

Those of you giving me simple slackware install documents...No offense but your not helping this isn't a basic issues of something I installed wrong I have litereally done over 100 slackware installs almost all done the same way I do my install traditionally partition one / partition two /home partition three /usr/local and partition four swap. I've done everything over and over again 5 times with this computer if I made a mistake I would have caught it by now -.-

Now I have found something very insteresting while I was repairing an issue that happened because of my stupidity when working on this issue to my windows hard drive...my first partition on my hard drive is the /boot directory the very first partition and starts 2048 sectors or whatever in. does this maybe mean anything?


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