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Old 11-10-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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inslall slack


when trying to install slackware 14.1 or 14.2 after booting from install disk I get a label in the top left corner saying "welcome to grub", below that is a short white line.
there it freezes. any ideas?
 
Old 11-11-2017, 10:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

What's the story with UEFI? Have you tried disabling it?
 
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:02 PM   #3
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An alternative (IF PC has adequate resources) is VirtualBox.org (&osboxes.org)
This will 'skip' most UEFI/BIOS/driver (&install!!!) issues. (InMyOpinion)
 
Old 11-11-2017, 02:46 PM   #4
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Try booting legacy in the UEFI boot manager, F10 or so.
 
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Try booting legacy in the UEFI boot manager, F10 or so.
In my BIOS under network boot protocol I have 3 options - IPv4(uefi),IPv6 (uefi)& IPv6+IPv4 (uefi) (no disable). trying IPv4 stopped dvd boot.Trying enable legacy did nothing. ?
 
Old 11-11-2017, 08:15 PM   #6
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Well, you don't need network boot at all for this. When you enabled legacy, did the same problem occur? Did you save the settings before you rebooted?
 
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In my BIOS under network boot protocol I have 3 options - IPv4(uefi),IPv6 (uefi)& IPv6+IPv4 (uefi) (no disable). trying IPv4 stopped dvd boot.Trying enable legacy did nothing. ?
In my (2013 Samsung NP350C laptop) Bios, legacy is only enabled when
1. It's set in the Bios
2. There's a legacy (fdisk formatted) hard disk installed. As you can imagine, that was a voyage of discovery finding that out.
 
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

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when trying to install slackware 14.1 or 14.2 after booting from install disk I get a label in the top left corner saying "welcome to grub", below that is a short white line.
there it freezes. any ideas?
I do suggest that you look at the LQ recommendations for creating a post/thread; https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...#faq_lqwelcome

That way you can form a good post that will provide information to us that will help to solve your issues.

You can use; https://docs.slackware.com/start to hopefully help with any future Slackware install issues.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:42 AM   #9
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when trying to install slackware 14.1 or 14.2 after booting from install disk I get a label in the top left corner saying "welcome to grub", below that is a short white line.
there it freezes. any ideas?
Hi, Welcome to LQ.

Please do check out onebuck's advice, because you obviously did not provide enough information up there, and this post would have got much more attention in the Slackware forum.

Anyway, from post #5, we see that your machine is UEFI and this might be the problem here. So I'll give you some advice for the time being, then if it does not work, you report back with much more information about your system.

I assume you have a UEFI machine with Windows 8/10:

(1) get into Windows, disable Fast Boot and shrink Windows partition so that you have enough free space for your Linux.
(2) go into the UEFI firmware settings (aka BIOS), and turn off Secure Boot, and change booting priority so that the USB boot and/or DVD boot are above the OS manager/UEFI boot loaders.
(3) finally, plug in USB or insert DVD and restart. If the system does not boot the install media right away, try the Fn keys to bring up the Boot Options menu so that you can manually choose to boot USB/DVD.

All the best.
 
  


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