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Old 06-19-2020, 04:09 AM   #1
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lilo returns 'Warning: Video adapter (CGA) is incompatible with the boot loader selected for installation ('install = menu'). '


It appears that lilo thinks my video adapter is CGA, thus rejects the video mode I specify in /etc/lilo.conf. What does lilo use to detect the video adapter? This comes with the problem that it displays nothing at boot.

It happened after I upgraded the kernel from 5.7.2 to 5.7.3 and persists when I boot into 5.7.2.

The BIOS Data Area (does anybody still use that?) used to have this information. How would I rewrite it? Or is it the Extended BIOS Data Area, which apparently still exists. How do I edit that?

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Old 06-20-2020, 07:54 AM   #2
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post your lilo.conf
 
Old 06-21-2020, 04:51 AM   #3
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At the same time the F2 key stopped working, so I couldn't access the BIOS settings. Toshiba makes a Windoze app that does, so I swapped the Windoze drive in. There is no setting for video adaptor in the BIOS, so I did nothing, but swapping back in the Linux drive the problem went away. I'd still like to know how to edit the BIOS data areas.
 
  


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