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  1. #1

    problem installing 10.2

    Ok, so I just installed slackware 10.2. When I rebooted my computer for the first time there was a black screen with LI at the top of the page. I think it's the beginning of LILO but it just stops there with a curser after the LI flashing.

    So I threw in the boot disk and rebooted, and after pressing ENTER the screen read:

    Loading vmlinuz.......
    Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue.

    So I guess I need to reinstall, but would prefer not to. Any suggestions?

    I have a feeling that it could be the partition.

    thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
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    May 2006
    the hills
    The first stage boot loader was able to load the second stage boot loader, but has failed to execute it. This can either be caused by a geometry mismatch or by moving /boot/boot.b without running the map installer.

    Did you have problems partitioning the disk, or did you
    do something unusual? It does seem to be a partition
    problem. That's what they mean by "geometry mismatch"

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    Have you checked the media if it matched the md5sum before installing the system? Maybe you got a corrupt download or a bad burn.
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