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Old 07-04-2019, 08:13 PM   #1
Zaxxon
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Unable to boot from USB Bootstick


I installed Slackware 14.2 from the ISO which I burned to a DVD.
During the setup, the system created a boot USB "stick."

When I use it, it seems to run until it doesn't.
It gets to the point shown in the attached screenshot and freezes there.

Anyone have an idea to fix this? Get around this?
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:10 PM   #2
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The USB stick created at boot is just an optional safety measure in case your boot loader becomes corrupted or otherwise unbootable. Like a rescue disk, kind of. I'm not sure why it's hanging there, but try booting from the hard drive without the stick and see if it's any different.
 
Old 07-05-2019, 02:36 PM   #3
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without the stick and see if it's any different.
Without the stick, my computer goes straight to Windows. LILO doesn't work on my computer, and I cannot install grub until I can access my Linux drive, so I was hoping that the stick could solve my catch-22.

Is there another way to boot my computer using the Linux drive, computer with ETI<sp?> BIOS.
 
Old 07-05-2019, 02:43 PM   #4
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On some computers pressing the [F11] key during bios startup will take you to the boot manager where you can select the device or partition to boot from.
Sometimes it is the [F2] or [DELETE] key your manual should tell you which key to press.
HTH
PS you could also boot from the install media and make the necessary changes there.
john

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Old 07-05-2019, 10:39 PM   #5
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So is this a Legacy CSM/BIOS machine/setting or a UEFI setup? If it is UEFI you'd better partition as GPT but you MUST use eLILO, not lergacy LILO. You can also use Grub but the salient issue is how is your cmos setup?
 
Old 07-06-2019, 11:09 AM   #6
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Without the stick, my computer goes straight to Windows. LILO doesn't work on my computer, and I cannot install grub until I can access my Linux drive, so I was hoping that the stick could solve my catch-22.

Is there another way to boot my computer using the Linux drive, computer with ETI<sp?> BIOS.
If you have installed 14.2 to disk without a bootloader you could use a live linux distro of some sort (e.g. I keep a copy of alienBOB's slack-live xfce for rescuing purposes), chroot into the previously installed 14.2 and install grub from there.

The other suggestions here are talking about your bios boot priority which you should take a look at first. Assuming you manage to change boot priority to the slackware partition and dont have a bootloader you will need to do something like I described to get a bootloader set up.

Yet another option is reinstall 14.2 and install grub before rebooting after the install completes. This page may help: https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl..._first_install
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:06 PM   #7
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Huh, that is interesting.

I get a very similar message on my lenovo e485. It hangs with the same message, just amdgpu instead of nouveau, about the time when KMS would usually kick in to full resolution. Full disclosure, I'm on -current with a completely different GPU, but the error is nearly identical.


Are you able to reproduce this when booting up while on battery, connected to AC power, or both? On my laptop this ONLY occurs when I'm plugged in. You've got a totally different laptop so its probably unrelated, but who knows.
 
Old 07-06-2019, 10:47 PM   #8
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If I were you I'd first try the following:

It has been a long time since I've installed from either a cd or dvd so this mightn't be relevant to your installation dvd. When I boot from an installation usb at the first screen that comes up I can hit Enter or enter a command that will boot up the installed system. For me I can use the following to boot into Slackware on my desktop from an installation usb.
Code:
huge.s root=/dev/sda2 rdinit= ro
It appears you are hanging at a line containing nouveaufb so you may not be able to boot into an x-session but you may be able to boot into run level 1 as root by appending linux single to the end of the boot directive like so:
Code:
huge.s root=/dev/sda2 rdinit= ro linux single
I am able to do that on this desktop.

If you can't do that from the dvd but have access to another linux system you could create a usb installer .... directions and image are found in the directory /usb-and-pxe-installers.

Hopefully that will get you to a point where you can set up grub either in an x session or cli.

May not be relevant to your rig, however, first partition on my desktop's first drive is a vfat efi partition and I install lilo using liloconfig when I install Slackware.
Code:
/dev/sda1        /boot/efi        vfat        defaults         1   0

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:30 PM   #9
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The boot stops at loading the nouveaufb driver so you might have better luck with burning the current ISO and install from this:

http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sla...4-current-iso/
 
  


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