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Slackware 12 boot problem
After i downloaded the dvd from torrent i booted the cd and did fresh install.
at the lilo promp a loaded the linux i get blank screeen, which is weard because i used kernel 188.8.131.52 with Slackware 11.
than i tryed booting again from cd with:
hugesmp.s root=/dev/sda2 rdinitd= ro
the last time i got an kernel panic error that says somthing about driver 8.2 /which is something about my hdd/. I try to fix it but i couldent, so i decided to do a new fresh install.
I put my dvd in and rebooted and when i asks me about the source i put auto find dvd. It searches but doesnt find anything, so i try manually to load the source, but still nothing.
I decidet to see if the disc i ok and i opend it under window$ and says that the disk is empty!!!
so i try again with new dvd, again all the steps that i described above, but now i used the kernel-huge-smp-184.108.40.206 config files from my previous slackware current, and still blank screen. all the modules that i need are loaded.
Now the disk is still the same, windows says its empty, and i could boot from it but when i get setup source selection it cannot find the cd/dvd-rom.
Now i downloaded the dvd from mirror, but i dont know what is wrong, and why after one install the dvd is erased and windows says its empty??
What could it be wrong?? I'm very confused now, 2 days no success...:drown:
EDIT: i get this when i type lilo:
Warning LBA32 addressing assumed .... .... One warning was issued
About the dvd i can't say a word, since if you burn the dvd nothing will erase the data unless you use a utility for this and the dvd is rw.
for the blank screen, it's related to the framebuffer of your vga, so append this option for lilo append="failsafe".
i tried it but still the same.
But i dont think its framebuffer, because the hdd led doesnt light, and it's not loading anything
Loading Linux-custom................................................................. BIOS data check successful
i've been trying different configs for 12 hours today and stuck, and cannot think anything else for now...
10x for the responses
append also acpi=off ,
to be sure that it's not the frame buffer boot and wait a while, type root and the root passowrd (if you already set it ) and halt or reboot,wait and see if your system shutdown ,yes i understand that the hdd led is not blinking but just to be sure.
append apci=off worked but i see dots instead ow words and i also se 2 linux logos also when it reaches to a certain point /which i am unable to see / it restarts the computer...
i'm thinking of what might be the problem and i'll check just to be sure and post the output.
EDIT: i disabled nVidia frame buffer and now i see everithing.
10 seconds later
after that -> restart !
append irqpoll i lilo.conf and it is working
10x to all
One thing thow... after append apci=off, when i type lilo i get:
Warning:LBA32 Adressing Assumed
What is that LBA32??