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Old 12-25-2015, 09:06 PM   #16
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anyway. i installed now grub manually.
the thing is, grub gets booted correctly.
yet nothing is assigned in the grub menu, meaning i have to assign the partitions.

with
Code:

ls

i receive:

Code:

(hd0) (hd0,msdos4) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1)
from this the op install grub2, what I don't know is how the op installed siltaz or if it was successfully installed.
edit: or if a grub.cfg file was created.

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Old 12-26-2015, 12:41 AM   #17
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Freshly installed Linux on a system and it doesn't boot- oh what a surprise! It seems that kind of failure is the norm when one works with Linux. But why oh why would ANYTHING work as promised in Linux?
First of all, which boot loader is this... Slitaz... piece of, I mean thing, using? Are you sure it's GRUB2 and not something more obscure (as it is almost a rule with obscure distros that are trying hard to be different) boot loader?

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Old 12-26-2015, 07:19 AM   #18
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i have installed Lubuntu now. It works so far with no issues
 
Old 12-26-2015, 08:21 AM   #19
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i have installed Lubuntu now. It works so far with no issues
Cool Beans.
Glad your toshiba is running OK.
Happy Trailz, Rok
 
Old 12-28-2015, 04:23 AM   #20
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Freshly installed Linux on a system and it doesn't boot- oh what a surprise! It seems that kind of failure is the norm when one works with Linux. But why oh why would ANYTHING work as promised in Linux?
First of all, which boot loader is this... Slitaz... piece of, I mean thing, using? Are you sure it's GRUB2 and not something more obscure (as it is almost a rule with obscure distros that are trying hard to be different) boot loader?
Ahhh OK?
 
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Ahhh OK?
Yes?
 
Old 12-28-2015, 07:58 PM   #22
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Ahhh OK?
have a look at that posters post history - i think it answers your question.
don't feed the troll.

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Old 12-28-2015, 08:43 PM   #23
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I think it is time, (if I ever find the time), to break out my Amrel RT 786EX Toughbook(that is it in my picture) that is single core Pentium 4, 512MB of ram, and Install slitaz on it after throwing in one of my wireless g pcmcia cards into it.
It has sat on the shelf because of MX and AntiX commitments plus the thing weighs 11 lbs and is hard to endure on your lap. New. That Laptop sold for thousands of dollars.

But to prove a point. That slitaz is not hard for a guy with a GED to handle. I will update this thread when I break out that boat anchor and proceed with proof of concept install.

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Old 12-28-2015, 09:18 PM   #24
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That slitaz is not hard for a guy with a GED to handle.
Slitaz isn't that hard to install. I'm not the brightest on the block and have installed slitaz without issue in the past. I think the op had slitaz installed correctly, just stumbled on the bootloader section. IMHO the op had grub2 install correctly to mbr, and either did not create a grub.cfg file or had it in the wrong location.

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Old 01-05-2016, 11:38 AM   #25
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Hello

I wanted to install Slitaz (linux version) on my old netbook.


with kind regards
Slitaz English documentation
 
Old 01-05-2016, 04:18 PM   #26
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I think it is time, (if I ever find the time), to break out my Amrel RT 786EX Toughbook(that is it in my picture) that is single core Pentium 4, 512MB of ram, and Install slitaz on it after throwing in one of my wireless g pcmcia cards into it.
Code:
@slitaz:/etc$ cat /etc/issue
SliTaz GNU/Linux Kernel \r \l
@slitaz:/etc$ uname -a
Linux slitaz 2.6.37-slitaz #2 SMP Wed Mar 7 10:36:39 CET 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
# ifconfig -a
<snip>
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:50:DC:7A:60  
          inet addr:192.168.254.15  Bcast:192.168.254.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3820 errors:0 dropped:54 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3010 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:4068329 (3.8 MiB)  TX bytes:339907 (331.9 KiB)
<snip>
# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 8000 MB, 8000004096 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15501 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/hda1   *           3       13426     6765568  83 Linux
/dev/hda2           13426       15501     1045504  82 Linux swap
# lspci -knn
<snip>
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI [1814:0301]
	Subsystem: Belkin F5D7010 v6000 Wireless G Notebook Card [1799:701e]
	Kernel driver in use: rt61pci
	Kernel modules: rt61pci
<snip>
Done on a 8 gig micro drive on the Amrel RT 786EX with 512MB of ram.
The installer lets you know if you are successful or not.
It will throw out errors if cdrom does not mount. If grub does not install. If you screw up in any way. There is a media check in the boot splash screen menu to check the cd disk even. Pretty much just plain bullet proof. Even for troll posts like

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v4r3l0v Freshly installed Linux on a system and it doesn't boot- oh what a surprise! It seems that kind of failure is the norm when one works with Linux. But why oh why would ANYTHING work as promised in Linux?
First of all, which boot loader is this... Slitaz... piece of, I mean thing, using? Are you sure it's GRUB2 and not something more obscure (as it is almost a rule with obscure distros that are trying hard to be different) boot loader?
Code:
# cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
# /boot/grub/menu.lst: GRUB boot loader configuration.
#

# By default, boot the first entry.
default 0

# Boot automatically after 8 secs.
timeout 8

# Graphical splash image.
splashimage=/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

# Change the colors.
#color yellow/brown light-green/black

# For booting SliTaz from : /dev/hda1
#
title SliTaz GNU/Linux (cooking) (Kernel vmlinuz-2.6.37-slitaz)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37-slitaz root=/dev/hda1 quiet
There. My new years resolution has been kept

http://www.imagebam.com/image/af721c456728244




To install.>>>> Just follow the instructions in Slitaz Panel

Edit: Funny how user agent shows Mac. And I don't own one. Silly Midori browser I guess.

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Old 01-05-2016, 04:34 PM   #27
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Freshly installed Linux on a system and it doesn't boot- oh what a surprise! It seems that kind of failure is the norm when one works with Linux. But why oh why would ANYTHING work as promised in Linux?
First of all, which boot loader is this... Slitaz... piece of, I mean thing, using? Are you sure it's GRUB2 and not something more obscure (as it is almost a rule with obscure distros that are trying hard to be different) boot loader?
RMAO
 
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RMAO
I am glad you keep entertaining yourself. Entertainment would probably last until the first update of your newly installed [name-your-awkward-distro]. But maybe you enjoy staring at the installation screens on regular basis...
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:50 PM   #29
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I am glad you keep entertaining yourself. Entertainment would probably last until the first update of your newly installed [name-your-awkward-distro]. But maybe you enjoy staring at the installation screens on regular basis...
I wasn't intertaining myself. I don't know where you got that Idea.

I just seen the humor in what that other person said about this distro slatz -- two, I've tried many distros - I've not had any problems with getting past the install phase -- unless it was a bad iso - three - why use an awkward distro when there are so many others out there better suited for people that have not even tried Linux and worked with linux for a while before going onto strage and award distros?

Me I just jumpped striaght in to it eyes closed, then figured it out as I went. but that is me.

whence one gets past the how to partition the HDD and a good way to install it is split it, / and /home to keep their personal files if they have to re install the OS.

then when they've played with it long enough they'd know what files to keep and what to get rid of in the home dir if they want to install a different Linux distro and it'd still work and they'd not lose anything that they have in their home dir.

and understand Grub should be installed on MBR of /dev/sda,t not necessary, they even have this to look at first distro watch even.

Slackware with lilo is not even that hard to use. VB install as many distros your hard drive can hold just to ckeck them out even before sticking with one.

and yes I have made my stupid mistakes before with Linux at times, I just get through it, and over it, then on with it. it is only a OS that can be re-installed -

as one person said,

"the computer is only as smart as the person using it."


I can laugh at my stupid mistakes even when i get emmbarassed by them. being able to have humility is a good thing

PS and if I did find a distro that was a Bitch to install piss on it, I'd go find another one and just give that one a try instead of going through all of the headache trying to get one that does not want to play nice working. because mostly it is the people that put it together did not do a good enough job on it to make work like it should. and I use an independent distro not one of them derivatives, as if that's a big deal.

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Old 01-05-2016, 06:28 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
I think it is time, (if I ever find the time), to break out my Amrel RT 786EX Toughbook(that is it in my picture) that is single core Pentium 4, 512MB of ram, and Install slitaz on it after throwing in one of my wireless g pcmcia cards into it.
It has sat on the shelf because of MX and AntiX commitments plus the thing weighs 11 lbs and is hard to endure on your lap. New. That Laptop sold for thousands of dollars.

But to prove a point. That slitaz is not hard for a guy with a GED to handle. I will update this thread when I break out that boat anchor and proceed with proof of concept install.
what is so appealing about SliTaz? not that I am knocking it, I've never tried it, so I can not have an option about it. but what drew this person into trying that one, and not say another one. what made him pick this one over all of the others?

I had an acer d250 with the older crapy first ed atom 1GZ and had installed Debain, slackware, and mint, and a few others on it, and it worked witout a hitch. so why SliTaz?

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We provide a base system and a stripped down X system from where you can build your own customized distro. The custom system can then be used from a CD-ROM, USB stick, SD Card, installed to HD or booted from the web.
it looks like its a build it how you like it distro, not a full blown distro for a first timer?

one shouldn't be too picky in a cat house they'er all the same. ??

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