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


Welcome,

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:

Code:
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':
Code:
Command (m for help): b
There is no *BSD partition on /dev/sda.
Message after 'lilo'
Code:
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.
Lilo.conf:
Code:
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):
prompt
# 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:
change-rules
reset
# 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
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Everything works when I boot Slack from DVD trought:

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

Any suggestions???

pwave
 
Old 04-26-2010, 07:42 AM   #2
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Hi,

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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