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Old 07-09-2004, 01:09 PM   #16
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yes i know this, it was unzipped in the right spot becuase i unzipped it on another laptop and had no problem i did it the same way and as for that .bat file its edited right the error is happening sometime later

again heres the error

Freeing unused kernel memory: 144K freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 01:19 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by mjdx88
yes i know this, it was unzipped in the right spot becuase i unzipped it on another laptop and had no problem i did it the same way and as for that .bat file its edited right the error is happening sometime later

again heres the error

Freeing unused kernel memory: 144K freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
If you do not give the information they are asking you for, they cannot help
you with your problem. Go back and read the threads from the start, and
then post what has been requested of you; or someone will begin to think
you are just a troll...

You have been asked for the linux.bat file at least twice, and for your
partition information from fdisk. Post that information in your next post.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 09:45 PM   #18
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I used to need to reboot to Windows safe mode or DOS prompt to be able to boot a Mandrake Linux for Windows install that failed with a Kernel panic error.
Good Luck.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 02:30 PM   #19
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alright thanks for your help guys...like i said a few posts ago the computer crashed from a stupid error i made so since it was down i just updated from 95 to 98se and now amigo runs almost fine, the graphics are messed up i cant see my whole desktop just the little paper clip that says main, and when i started up the screen went all weird for a min....and i dont have networking up but i know all these answers are some where here on this forum, unless someone wants to be somemore help and post them for me
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:53 AM   #20
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Great! You just need to tweak your XF86Config file a bit.
if all you see is the windowmaker clip, the rest of the desktop may be off the screen to the right. you should be able to 'scroll' over there by moving the mouse to the right of the screen. this happens because it gave you a 'virtual' resolution.
The important thing from what you posted are the resolutions and refresh rates. You may have better results with 16bit depth instead of 24bit.
Your card or monitor may need a special 'flag'. i have a compaq laptop with neomagic screen and after running xf86config, I have to manually uncomment 'NOACCEL' to turn of graphics acceleration.
Oh, which method did you choose to configure the graphics? Easy mode or Xconfigurator(red and blue screens) or xf86config(EXPERT)? It's 3 different programs that do the setup. if you chose 'EASY' mode, the defaults may not work except for common hardware.
What is your graphics card? and can you post your XF86Config file?
Also, since you are using my Amigo, are you loggin in as 'root' or as 'amigo'?

Last edited by gnashley; 07-12-2004 at 02:54 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:13 AM   #21
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i tryed tweaking it, it almost messed up my whole system =/ when it started i think i used easy mode.
Then went in as root and tryed to configure it but it was asking me about my keyboard, i dont know what kind i have.
i could always use the stick in the middle of the board as a mouse..if that works and plug in a keyboard if my laptop keyboard isnt supported.
As for the graphics card i'm not sure what i have i dont know anything about the laptop, i'm gonna spend the next few days when i have free time finding out all the system hardware and at that point i will post what i have, and my xf86config file..as annoying as this is for my the comp is down again my powercord is being used and the batt. is dead
btw this might help a little this laptop was upgraded but if anyone reading this knows some of the system specs, the comp is a Satellite Pro 420CDT but like i said this was upgraded becuase i had looked online for the specs and they arent the same as this one, bigger drive. more memory...ect i dont know what else...hopfuly i will have the powercord by tommrow morning and can post sometime tommrow midday...i also need somehelp wiht my networking..i know what i need to do but my lan isnt set up that way..i will post about that too later on
hopfuly everything will work tommrow
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:30 PM   #22
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this is what i know video wise,
Display addapter--Chips and tech accelerator
Monitar--toshibia P17CM00
 
Old 07-12-2004, 04:10 PM   #23
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Try running xf86config and choosing the generic VESA frame buffer. You should back up any working /etc/X11/XF86Config file you have:
cd /etc/X11
cp XF86Config XF86Config.bak
then, if you need it back copy it back like this:
cd /etc/X11
cp XF86Config.bak XF86Config
 
Old 07-12-2004, 08:54 PM   #24
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i try this and nothing work...at this point i am lost, can u try explaining everything again....=/
 
Old 07-18-2004, 08:57 PM   #25
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i got this to work it looks better than before.....still cant see somethings on the screen i see the full tool bar on the right except for a few things and there are 2 missing boxes.......i would send a copy of my xf86config file but i still cant get on the net..so maybe if someone can help me with that i can post that file and get help from there becuase i re read everything still got lost but when back and unzipped the file again and just reconfigured again so i can work with it at least .
my net problem i work off a lan....but there is no domain so what do i do?
 
Old 07-19-2004, 06:23 AM   #26
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run 'netconfig' to configure your network.
You may want to login as 'amigo' to have a pre-configured desktop.
What happens with the icons is that if you start X with a low resolution some of the icons won't fit and so they get 'canned' from the desktop. All the programs a re listed in the desktop menu though. just right-click on the desktop and you'll see it.
Ifyou want to keep trying with the different methods available in hwsetup(what runs on first boot), you can always run /usr/lib/amigosetup/pristine and then, either reboot or run /usr/lib/amigosetup/firstrun (but not with X running!). This will clean up all the config files that hwsetup generates and go throught the routine again.
Try choosing 'ADVANCED' method for configuring X which does a good job of detecting your hardware and will let you input settings, try them and give you a chance to try again.
Be sure and backup your current /etc/X11/XF86Config file first.
 
  


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