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I dont know if this belongs in the Slackware threads or not but i am having some trouble booting slax off my flash drive. The initial splash screen starts and ...
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    Booting Slax


    I dont know if this belongs in the Slackware threads or not but i am having some trouble booting slax off my flash drive. The initial splash screen starts and when I try to boot I get nothing but a black screen. I push F1 and try other options and nothing seems to work. Would I have more luck with a different distribution?

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    Not sure, but it sounds like some kind of graphics issue.

    Maybe your xorg.conf file isn't setup properly for your video card and monitor. Check this link for a possible fix.
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    I was thinking the exact same thing. I have no way of getting to the xorg.conf file cuz I cant get past the splash screen. Maybe I should just use linux from scratch. I'll figure something out, thx.

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    Plug-in flash drive and boot up from any LiveCD. Mount partition of flash drive and check the contents of its /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Post its contents here, if possible.
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    I cant believe I didnt think of that. I have my ubuntu live cd right in front of me and I will try it out right now. I'll let you know what happens.

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    There is no etc directory. I have not installed slax yet because I cant get past the initial splash screen. I have never used slax but I've heard good things about it. I honestly dont know what it could be. It can't be my laptop cuz its a basic dell. I'm sure I'll figure it out. I appreciate any help.

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    Maybe you installed it to the drive wrong. Not sure which HowTo you might have used, but here's another one you could try:

    USB SLAX install | USB Pen Drive Linux
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    I used that exact same article and I set everything up accordng to the isntructions. Its weird. Maybe it just doesn't like my laptops hardware. When I format my flash drive should I use FAT or FAT32? I am using FAT32 right now. I am about to reformat with FAT.

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    Reformat Flash drive and try installing Slax again. Format it in FAT32 filesystem only.
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    Ok I will give it another shot. When I extract the fixs.zip files to my flash drive should I extract it to a folder seperate from the slax files from the extracted ISO or will it not matter at all?

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