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Old 03-19-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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Slackware boot up


OK, I just install slackware on my dual boot machine when i try to boot it up it just says "GRUB _" on a black screen. I dont know what to do after that, so can someone please help me.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 09:38 AM   #2
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Did you have a previous install of Linux before? Slackware usually will use LILO by default or doesn't even come with GRUB. You may have to wipe the MBR, boot with a boot disk and reconfigure or reinstall either Lilo or Grub to get your dual boot working as it might have been where you tried to install Lilo to the MBr and it didn't totally overwrite the existing Grub loader.

If you provide more details, we might be of more help?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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got it to work

Well i got it to work by clearing the MBR. Now I have one other problem...the wireless dont work. I have tried iwconfig and i cant quite get it to work right. Is there a config file I can modify to my network. If so where, and how do i do it.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 07:57 PM   #4
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Get to command line and login as root. Now, type the following:

netconfig

This will configure your network setup. I am assuming that you've already got your wireless card installed with the proper modules. If not, there's more you'll need to do. Let me know if you run into any snags. Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 08:47 PM   #5
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No, I havent got the wireless working yet. Thats where i need help.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 08:54 PM   #6
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I know your connection isn't working, but have you already installed the wireless card? Have you already installed the module with modprobe <modulename>? If not, you'll need to find out what kind of wireless card you have, and what driver/module you'll need to get it running. Once you've got this information, you can get it installed. Once it's installed, you can run netconfig to set up your internet/network connection. If you need any help, let us know.
 
Old 03-21-2003, 06:38 AM   #7
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Ok, i want to use the orinoco drivers, and i have the Netgear MA401RA card. I can do the modprobe orinoco_cs with no errors.
But i need to know how to install the card. Is there a config file i can modify, cause i dont have the correct iwconfig.
 
Old 03-21-2003, 03:01 PM   #8
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Okay, now we're getting somewhere. Modprobe works--that's a great start. Now, you'll want to edit your /etc/modules.conf file with your favorite text editor and add the following line:

alias eth0 orinoco_cs

This is assuming that you've only got one NIC and that orinoco_cs is the correct module name. Also, you'll want to go into your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and uncomment (remove the # from) the beginning of the line with your orinoco driver. If you can't find that line, then add it somewhere in there as

/sbin/modprobe orinoco_cs

Now, once you've got that set up, you can now run netconfig as root. You'll just have to put in the correct DNS and DHCP information--DHCP is not always needed, but good to know anyway. Your signature says RedHat 8.0 but this post shows Slackware. If you're doing this in RedHat 8.0, type redhat-config-network I believe instead of netconfig. If you need anything else, let us know.
 
  


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