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    [SOLVED] Slax: boot menu, text mode, & crappy notebook


    I have a dell inspiron with 128mb of ram with a busted harddrive. It will only boot into text mode efficiently. I am looking for a way to make Start slax text mode my default selection when I boot it.

    also I am running slax from a flashdrive with no means of installing it to the laptop hdd

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    Don't know if this will help. But here is my /boot/grub/menu.lst entry for booting my AntiX 8.5 into tty3 which is a text mode screen. I can go to Desktop if I so wish from it but it starts me from a shell prompt.

    title antiX-M8.5, kernel 2.6.32-1-mepis-smp (init-3)
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-1-mepis-smp root=UUID=84d33311-82ef-43bb-b646-b1a74ccf1153 ro 3 acpi=force
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-1-mepis-smp
    The ro 3 before acpi=force is what I think you need in the kernel line for your slax. (I think, can't swear to it though)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Don't know if this will help. But here is my /boot/grub/menu.lst entry for booting my AntiX 8.5 into tty3 which is a text mode screen. I can go to Desktop if I so wish from it but it starts me from a shell prompt.



    The ro 3 before acpi=force is what I think you need in the kernel line for your slax. (I think, can't swear to it though)
    I ended up changing my menu config file. I put the text mode at the top so it will be automagically selected after the 9 second wait.

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