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enzo250gto 09-02-2002 05:16 PM

not sure what this is
I just upgraded from 8 to 8.1 I've never choosen the option and I'm not sure why I did it now. At the end it told me my hardware could support the emulated boot(I think this is what it was called) with a cool penguin and the top. I thought this sounded cool but knew better I should have choosen default(safe choice) like it said and like i've done before. How do I switch back? When I logout of X I never am taken back to command of anykind (I'm there I just can't see it because I can type startx or halt, reboot etc). Is this in LILO that I have to change it? THanks.

acid_kewpie 09-02-2002 05:21 PM

pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease use useful thread titles in future, this one give absolutley no idea what the thread is about. :)

ok anyway, open up lilo.conf in your favourite editor and then remove any line that says vga=something (e.g 788 or 791) and then rerun lilo as root. should be it really. it's called a framebuffer by the way.

Excalibur 09-02-2002 05:23 PM

I think this might be a lilo setting. If your lilo.conf has a bunch of screen lines then make sure they are all remarked out and that a line reads vga = normal is not remarked. If is not there then add it. See if that takes care of it. Also, remember to run lilo after making any changes.

enzo250gto 09-02-2002 11:17 PM

I'm really sorry about the title, I know better than that. Pretty damn dumb on my part. While we are talking about LILO I have another quick question. I have this hardware hda, hdb, hdd. I installed Slack 8.1 on hdd and thought LILO would be installed on the MBR of this HD. As it turns out I think it was put on hda, an installation that had WIn2k. In the lilo.conf file it has boot = /dev/hda, so I'm assuming this is why its FUBAR. No big deal really, can I mount hda after boot and just transfer the files and then reformat. I really don't need Win2k (Thank God, NO MORE M$ in my life).

hanzerik 09-03-2002 08:50 AM

No, the boot = /dev/hda in lilo.conf is for booting windows. And yes you can mount hda after booting linux:
mkdir /mnt/windows
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

This works for fat32 partitions, this is the first primary partition on hda.

enzo250gto 09-03-2002 11:33 PM

Thanks for the reply but unfortunately its NTFS. But I'm burning all the content that I need off it and then just converting it into more space for Linux.

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