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barf

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vector linux 6.0 standard : bootloops everytime
« on: October 06, 2011, 06:47:47 am »
I recently installed VL 6.0 following the directions found on the site. I partitioned my HDD using gparted and installed. Everything went smooth. Then when I restart at the end of the installation process it brings me to the screen where I can choose VectorLinux/TUI. When I click either it says "Loading VectorLinux.. BIOs Data Check Successful" and then restarts and does the same thing continuously.

When I press tab (I think?) It brings up what looks like terminal but the prompt is "boot:"

I am new to Vector and pretty new to Linux so any help is appreciated!

nightflier

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Re: vector linux 6.0 standard : bootloops everytime
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 09:30:51 am »
what you're seeing is the boot loader itself. As soon as VL starts loading, something goes wrong.

There may be several reasons. Try this: when you get the boot menu, press Tab, then type "vga=normal 2" and press Enter.

barf

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Re: vector linux 6.0 standard : bootloops everytime
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 09:53:06 pm »
No luck. The prompt says "boot:" so I'm guessing the only commands can be images to boot.

barf

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Re: vector linux 6.0 standard : bootloops everytime
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 10:09:04 pm »
Also, during setup I setup a /boot partition for lilo. When I restarted after install it went to grub recovery mode. I had to boot from the iso and go to vasm through there to finish the configuration, and manually configure lilo. After all this I get the result mentioned in my first post.

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Re: vector linux 6.0 standard : bootloops everytime
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 04:13:11 am »
Drawing a blank at this time :(  .. but if you can boot off the CD and log in to the system, it should be fixable. I'd try re-running the boot loader setup with different options.

barf

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Re: vector linux 6.0 standard : bootloops everytime
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 09:01:29 am »
The only bootloader setup I have found is the one in Vasm, is that the only place where the bootloader options are found? When I first configured it after booting off the cd it took no time at all to install. Should it be that fast? And I just noticed that when I boot from cd, it says "setting up apm......... FAILED". Any thoughts?

Thanks very much for your help so far!

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Re: vector linux 6.0 standard : bootloops everytime
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2011, 02:11:49 pm »
You can run
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vliloconf as root, that brings up the LILO configuration dialog; it installs within a few seconds.

The APM setup possibly failed because your computer is newer and has the newer ACPI power management, so there's no APM available on your BIOS.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2011, 02:13:31 pm by scififry »