New install of SLAMPP (Slackware/Slax distro) gives me L 99 99 99 99 99...
I have a particular machine I have been trying to install various Linux distros onto, but once installed, they all crap out at the boot loader, whether it is Grub or Lilo being used.
I am now trying out SLAMPP (http://slampp.abangadek.com/wiki/wik...wakka=HomePage), and at bootup all I get is
Following another thread, here:
L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 ...
...I am instructed to invoke fdisk -l and post the output, and to post the contents of lilo.conf with it.
Here is the fdisk -l output:
On the other hand, I cannot find lilo.conf on this machine. I have looked in /etc/ and I have looked in other places, but there doesn't seem to be an /etc/lili.conf file on my machine!
Disk /dev/hda: 10.2 GB, 10254827520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1246 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1200 9638984+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 1201 1246 369495 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 1201 1246 369463+ 82 Linux swap
Maybe that's why it's getting stuck at
I have used the built-in install-to-hard-drive routine on the above live-CD, so it's nothing I've done wrong.
L 99 99 99 99 99...
The CD itself boots perfectly fine onto this machine, I just can't boot from the hard drive...
BTW, I have successfully installed Windows onto this machine (an eval version of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition snail-mailed to me by Microsoft) and have since wiped it. Windows worked perfectly on it, so that rules out this being a "bad machine." The machine just doesn't like Linux... :x
Oops! Forgot to mention the specs of the machine:
256 megs of RAM
10 gig hard drive.
BTW, the original hard drive that came with it was broken. Somebody had snapped the molex connector clean off the drive! I am using another drive that I pulled out of another machine when I upped that machine to a bigger drive.