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Krenn 03-28-2004 06:26 PM

Slackware 9.1 new kernel compile displays black screen on boot.
I recompiled my Kernel according to the instructions found on this forum: Including the old kernel link in LILO, fortunatly.

now, however, I cannot get any data out of my screen once I get past the lilo prompt into the new kernel, and I have no way of knowing whether this is a total failure or if I simply have no video screen.

(although an attempt to blind login and then order the system to reboot did not succeed: still, that may have been user error.)

also, the original kernel, when booted, feels it neccesary to do a hard drive scan during boot.

any suggestions? running a Cyrix pentium 200, 196 RAM, 384 SWAP, 8 meg ATI vid card.

Tinkster 03-28-2004 07:22 PM

What is the last thing you see after selection
at lilo-prompt? What did you chose for a CPU
in new kernel, what features for framebuffer
and in the processor section did you select?


newinlinux 03-28-2004 08:01 PM

the hard drive scan thiny could be you using ext2 fs. should at least use ext3 or the newerr still reiserfs.

Krenn 03-29-2004 02:33 PM

Recompiled again, this time with 2.6.4 kernel, works beautifully now, and the 2.6 compile options are MUCH nicer than 2.4

of course, there are still a few problems: New post, coming up.

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