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Old 04-26-2010, 03:13 AM   #1
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Boot error after installation


I'll try to install FreeBSD on new disk, after partitioning FreeBSD wont to starts...

I've to clear partition by Qparted, and install Slackware 13.0 (hugesmp).

When I swich on computer I see Boot error on blank screen.

Message after 'fdisk /dev/sda1' command:

bash-3.1# fdisk -l /dev/sda
This disk has both DOS and BSD magic.
Give the 'b' command to go to BSD mode.

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x90909090

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         766     6152863+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2             767         797      249007+  82  Linux swap
/dev/sda4             798       30401   237794130    5  Extended
/dev/sda5             798        4621    30716248+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6            4622        5896    10241406   83  Linux
/dev/sda7            5897        8446    20482843+  83  Linux
/dev/sda8            8447        9721    10241406   83  Linux
/dev/sda9            9722       30401   166112068+  83  Linux
When I give 'b' then fdisk 'says':
Command (m for help): b
There is no *BSD partition on /dev/sda.
Message after 'lilo'
bash-3.1# lilo
Warning: Unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system.
Warning: Video adapter does not support VESA BIOS extensions needed for
  display of 256 colors.  Boot loader will fall back to TEXT only operation.
Added Linux *
2 warnings were issued.
bash-3.1# cat /etc/lilo.conf 
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
boot = /dev/sda1

# Boot BMP Image.
# Bitmap in BMP format: 640x480x8
bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
# Menu colors (foreground, background, shadow, highlighted
# foreground, highlighted background, highlighted shadow):
bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0
# Location of the option table: location x, location y, number of
# columns, lines per column (max 15), "spill" (this is how many
# entries must be in the first column before the next begins to
# be used. We don't specify it here, as there's just one column.
bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
# Timer location x, timer location y, foreground color,
# background color, shadow color.
bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255

# Standard menu.
# Or, you can comment out the bitmap menu above and
# use a boot message with the standard menu:
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt

# Wait until the timeout to boot (if commented out, boot the
# first entry immediately):
# Timeout before the first entry boots.
# This is given in tenths of a second, so 600 for every minute:
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
#other = This
#label = Windows
#table = This
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda1
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Everything works when I boot Slack from DVD trought:

hugesmp.s root=/dev/sda1 noitrd= ro

Any suggestions???

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You should change the 'boot = /dev/sda1' to 'boot = /dev/sda' in the global section of '/etc/lilo.conf'. Then run 'lilo' again to update the bootloader.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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You're right,

That's it. So little mistake

thanks a lot



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