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Old 01-09-2005, 01:24 AM   #1
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Blank screen after installing Slack 10?

Got slack 10 installed and setup, rebooted and all I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I chose not to install lilo but the previous installs I had lilo. Is lilo eliminated when you repartition or format? I had previously chose to put it on the MBR so that may be what is wrong?

I have went through the bios with a fine tooth comb looking for something there and cannot find any reason this would be happening.
I can boot a boot cd with no problems. If I boot from cd, how can I check the harddrive to see if the install went awry or if its ok? that way I will know if its a harddrive problem or not. I got no error messages during install or setup. Thanks for any replies.

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Old 01-09-2005, 02:54 AM   #2
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the lilo isn't setup right then, i would go back through the install and install lilo, so the installer can config lilo to slack's needs.

you can also boot off a startup disk if you have one, and then run liloconfig when you get it started.

Last edited by cythrawll; 01-09-2005 at 02:57 AM.
Old 01-09-2005, 03:18 AM   #3
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Knoppix to the rescue!
Download from here and install LILO
Old 01-09-2005, 05:07 AM   #4
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Boot with your Slackware CD and may be try liloconfig, or change lilo.conf.

But you said you didnt install lilo. Cant see what the problem is then.

Last edited by tuxombie; 01-09-2005 at 05:14 AM.


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