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Old 10-25-2020, 02:34 AM   #1
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Not connecting Zenwalk

Bonjour everybody,

I'v tried to install Zenwalk on a 2nd device ( sdb), so, here is how I did.
The laptop is a HP Pavilion dv7 with 2 hard drive ( Sda and Sdb)

Zenwalk is on Sdb, while Slack is on Sda.

First, to be sure not to make a mistake, I've get out my first device (sda), insert the new one at it's final place .
So, I quietly installed ZenWalk from a usb key. When I run it ; every thing was OK.

So I put back my first device in its slot, I modify the lilo of the Slackware to point in 2nd choice on sdb fhis way :
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda1
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb1
label = Zenwalk
# Zenwalk bootable partition config ends
But, unfortunatly, if I choose Zenwalk, I can't log in because my keyboard is off, neither the mouse, nothing ; I just can switch the power off of the laptop. and strangely, though inittab is set to run level = 3 ( without graphical login), that's what I've got*!!!???!!!

Here is the problem.
Old 10-25-2020, 08:22 AM   #2
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May be I should add the beginning of Lilo.conf ; here it is :

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
boot = /dev/sda

#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.

# 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


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