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Old 07-20-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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most have dvd in drive to start slackware


Hi

Iam new to linux and i dont know much about it. Now i have installed slackware 14.1 and i got it working.
My problem is that i have to have the cd in the drive to get. it loading so it starts.
If i leave out the disc it just turns black in the loading mode.
What can be wrong ?
Do i have to compile the kernel to get it working without the dvd in it?

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Old 07-20-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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I suspect your install was not done properly. Look at Slackware Doc Project;
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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Thanks.

I know got it started without dvd in it with genergic kernel. But i dont know how to move on frome there.
Something about /dev/sda3 (root) couldn't be mounted.
If i type exit it just hangs.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 01:18 PM   #4
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More specific information about exactly where the boot stalls and what is printed on the screen is extremely important. Copy it down and post it here.

Without specific info I'm thinking either you have some driver issues or lilo isn't installed properly.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 01:56 PM   #5
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[Do you have a nVidia graphic card ?]

Woops nevermind, didn't read your next post... Sorry.

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Old 07-30-2014, 05:20 PM   #6
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When you partitioned the hard drive, did you make the partition on which you installed slackware bootable?

Here is my partition scheme, note the asterisk (*) for /dev/sda1, where I put slackware:

Code:
# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x9e7ec469

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048    48837600    24417776+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2        48838656    53817749     2489547   82  Linux swap
/dev/sda3        53819392   976773167   461476888   83  Linux
 
Old 07-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #7
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Hi,

You do not need to set the boot flag if your '/etc/lilo.conf' file is setup properly. Slackware does not need the boot flag set to boot a partition.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 08:16 PM   #8
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Are we sure this isn't just a case of bios based (legacy as opposed to uefi) install and forgetting to switch boot up device back to the correct hdd?
 
Old 07-30-2014, 11:45 PM   #9
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Are we sure this isn't just a case of bios based (legacy as opposed to uefi) install and forgetting to switch boot up device back to the correct hdd?
what is this info ? this sounds interresting. do you have any solution on this problem?
 
Old 07-31-2014, 02:41 AM   #10
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what is this info ? this sounds interresting. do you have any solution on this problem?
Oo?!?

Go into BIOS, look under the boot order and make sure one of the options (if not the first option) is the hard drive that Slack was installed to?
 
Old 07-31-2014, 06:31 AM   #11
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Oo?!?

Go into BIOS, look under the boot order and make sure one of the options (if not the first option) is the hard drive that Slack was installed to?
Ok now i see what you mean.
But my problem is that i have firmware and i think that there is something in the system that making problems. Thats why i have to have the dvd in and try to use the generic kernel and so on.

I now have my bios in legacy mode and it wont start correctlly, it just hangs when the txt loads and turn black, same as when i have it in UEFI and use grub.

I took the bios battery out no some days ago but it has not cleard yet.

What can be wrong ?

Linux get installed but wont load.
 
Old 07-31-2014, 09:02 AM   #12
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Do you use hudge kernel ? (confirm with ls -l /boot/vmlinuz)

I had problem with efi install of slackware 14.1, I mean installation went fine but at last step "setup" asks if I want to install lilo, knowing that lilo is not compatible with efi I skipped lilo install, so have no bootloader installed at this point. I did the usb key boot disk so I booted with that and run elilo, then I could boot from hd

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Old 07-31-2014, 02:37 PM   #13
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Do you use hudge kernel ? (confirm with ls -l /boot/vmlinuz)

I had problem with efi install of slackware 14.1, I mean installation went fine but at last step "setup" asks if I want to install lilo, knowing that lilo is not compatible with efi I skipped lilo install, so have no bootloader installed at this point. I did the usb key boot disk so I booted with that and run elilo, then I could boot from hd
that's interesting... as soon as I skipped lilo, it prompted me with installing elilo.
 
Old 07-31-2014, 04:24 PM   #14
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that's interesting... as soon as I skipped lilo, it prompted me with installing elilo.
Lucky you
 
Old 08-01-2014, 05:22 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by kristofer12 View Post
Hi

Iam new to linux and i dont know much about it. Now i have installed slackware 14.1 and i got it working.
My problem is that i have to have the cd in the drive to get. it loading so it starts.
If i leave out the disc it just turns black in the loading mode.
What can be wrong ?
Do i have to compile the kernel to get it working without the dvd in it?
Do you have windows installed on the machine? If not,
1- Go into BIOS (boot section), switch to legacy (non-UEFI) mode.
2- reinstall everything after partitioning your drive (do not forget to install LILO to MBR when prompted by the installer).

Added: Secure boot should be disabled in BIOS as well.

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