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Old 11-29-2002, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Conectiva installation

I tried to install Conectiva on my ECS A900 Desknote. Installation went through correctly.

After installation I wanted to boot into my new system. Grub tried to load the kernel and init ram disk - the screen switched to black and the system reboots.

That's all.

I got similar effects while installing gentoo linux on a PI.

Here is a short hardware description of my ECS Desknote

10GB Standard IDE HD
SiS 630 ST Graphic Card
AC97 Sound
PCTel Mini PCI Modem Built-In; 56K/V.90

Old 11-29-2002, 07:36 PM   #2
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I dont tried to use grub because, I have some surprises in older
versions of conectiva.

Then I always use lilo in all distribution that I have installed.

The last version of lilo presents a graphical screen and works well
for me.

One thing to take care is that after upgrade the kernel, you have to
make a little edit in /etc/lilo.conf and the execute lilo

The edition is to put the correct path to the kernel file.

If you use ( or apt-get make it inconditionally ) rpm -U
you could have problems to do the next boot.

Use rpm -i to preserve the old kernel file, In case of an
accidental reboot withou edit /etc/lilo.conf

In this situations, I dont know what must be done or edited
in case of Grub, then I dont use it ( for a while ... )
Old 12-02-2002, 10:51 AM   #3
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Hi Marcus,

get the installer update:

create an update disk with this image:
# dd if=mi-3.0.2u1-cl8.img of=/dev/fd0

start the installation and select the profile "Conectiva Linux 8 (With MI Updates Disk)".

Insert the disk when asked for.
Old 06-06-2003, 07:23 PM   #4
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Once you get past the boot there are several other issues you will have to deal with. Xwindow, the PCTel modem and sound.

I made a Web page on an install in Mandrake. It has links for a Debian install also

A900 howto


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