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I installed Slackware 10. I installed Lilo with the automatic configuration to the superblock. Made sure not to install to the MBR. Now when I boot, I go straight to ...
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- 01-18-2005 #1
what did I do wrong
I installed Slackware 10. I installed Lilo with the automatic configuration to the superblock. Made sure not to install to the MBR. Now when I boot, I go straight to windows. I have done this with other distros(Mandrake, Suse, and Fc), it has worked great with all of them. And I always get a dual-boot. Now, Slackware doesn't even show up after installation.
What did I do wrong? Can someone help me.
- 01-18-2005 #2
When you want a multiboot using LILO you should install it to the MBR. You still are able to boot Slackware using the boot cd or a boot floppy.I\'m so tired .....
- 01-18-2005 #3
Is it possible to change where LILO is after installing, or do I need to reinstall, in order to put it on the MBR?
- 01-18-2005 #4
- 01-18-2005 #5
I tried doing that, using "configure", that just brought me back to the main menu.
I did make a boot floppy, it said there were no usable file systems on hda3.
So I reinstalled(pretty quick, only a 1/2 hour). So I put LILO on the MBR, so now I have a dual-boot.
The only problem now is I can't get to a GUI.
I get "no usable screens". Tried "startx", got the same error.
Then I read that I was supposed to check the /var/log/Xorg.conf, but I couldn't make sense out of what was there. Something about fonts.
- 01-18-2005 #6
- 01-18-2005 #7
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Pop cd1 in the drive and boot the machine. At the boot prompt, enter
bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro
This will boot you in to your machine. Once you're at the log in prompt, log in as root, run liloconfig and set lilo to install at the MBR.
Boot from the cd as if you were starting a fresh install. Run cfdisk from the cd. Change the boot flag from where it is(default is /dev/hda1) to where you installed lilo(superblock is located on your / partition). Don't forget to tell cfdisk to write the new partition table. This will only make current changes.
Reboot.OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?
- 01-18-2005 #8
This is the error I get when I
type startx=screens found, but none
have a usable configuration
The first 3 lines in the Xorg.0.log
are=unable to open socket for inet6
transport open failed for inet6/doug:0
failed to open listener for inet6
Further on down I was told to do
mkfontdir on /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/
fonts/local, that did nothing
video card=on-board in an eMachines W4065
I don't know if it will make a difference or not, but every other distro I have installed I have had problems with fonts. They are really tiny, a word looks like a line. Where the default 15 was, I had to set that at 150 to get a visible font.
- 01-18-2005 #9
There is probably something wrong with your config file. The settings entered there combined with your hardware capabilities do not provide a combination where X.org is able to start.
So if possible please post your config file, especially the parts:
- section monitor
- section device (the one with the driver for your video card)
- section screen
You can look in the log file for lines starting with (EE).
You seem to have an intel 865G chipset . That one is supported by the i810 driver, see http://wiki.x.org/X11R6.8.0/doc/i810.4.htmlI\'m so tired .....
- 01-18-2005 #10
I know this sounds stupid, but
did you mean the xorg.conf file.
Because all I could find in there were samples. I was told to look in the handbook for my monitor to get the correct values. Same with the other 2 you asked for.