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chasster123

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7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« on: July 20, 2015, 08:25:12 am »
Created both ISO's to install on my Intel Quad Core (older system).
Neither has issue in Automatic installation yet neither recognizes the boot sector on restart.
I've used Vector on other systems / laptops w/o issue.
I've worked with Linux distributions since V1.0.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

nightflier

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 08:37:55 am »
It happens that metadata, left on drives from previous use, can cause problems.

Try using the advanced install option and use the partition manager to create a new partition table on the hard drive, then add the swap and root partition.

chasster123

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 09:02:54 am »
Started down that path last night - was getting too late so I put it and me to bed.  :-)
Will revisit.

thanks,
cs

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 09:05:59 am »
Come to think of it, last night when I started to manually partition the drive I created the Primary and then looked toward creating the Swap but found no drop down selection for root.
Assumed that I was too tired to work at that point.

chasster123

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 10:12:03 am »
So did the manual partition creation and had the same issue.
Did again but manually formatted each primary partition.
This time I was able to assign the primary to root and move forward in the installation.
As the others did, completed w/o error.

Now, same problem, stuck on blank screen (top left corner cursor blinking) with no apparent disk activity.
Now sitting for several minutes - no change.

M0E-lnx

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 10:19:56 am »
if you created the partitions after install, then you just need to boot the OS and modify your fstab to speficy where the boot partition is.

Automatic install will install the boot code to the MBR.  never done such a setup myself before, but I have to think the /boot partition you choose will be for your boot files (ie, grub configuration, etc)... In the mean time, your actual boot bits need to be written to either the MBR or the bootsector (that partition) via grub-install.

Notice:  If you install grub2 on a bootsector, you will need to make sure your bootloader on the MBR can chain to that bootsector on your own.

chasster123

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 11:14:58 am »
Created the partitions during the install and before the files were actually uncompressed and installed.
I used Lilo so may run again with Grub.
Assigned the boot to the only drive there versus to \ root.
Did not create a small partition to use as a boot area.

chasster123

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 11:57:39 am »
Assigned Flag (boot) to primary partition.
Very sluggish when first up, restarted seems OK.
Not finding Network Printers, checking various items to see what is responding or needs more attention.
Basically Online.

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 12:45:32 pm »
One thing that I see missing right away is an easy way to view / select Linux packages for install.
Is this in the queue?

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2015, 12:53:45 pm »
try Gslapt for gui package manager or slapt-get for cli.....dont forget to update them....gslapt has a button for it, slapt-get -u works for slapt-get

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2015, 02:01:42 pm »
repeatedly getting hung on //ftp.chg.ru/pub...
Have deselected it in gslapt and it still gets hung - now hung doing -u update.

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2015, 02:05:09 pm »
OK something selected deep in the preferences.
running updates now.

problem was with trying to get wireshark.

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2015, 03:27:47 pm »
Found firefox (slapt-get) but these are not in the Vector resource library as it appears.
Chrome, Wireshark, Open Office, Evolution
Not sure what resource to include in gslapt to obtain other known linux applications.

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2015, 03:33:57 pm »
Enabling the Slackware repos will inevitably cause problems. Do not do that unless you are testing on a disposable install.

For normal use, stick with the boxes that are pre-checked for package sources.

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Re: 7.1 (either ISO) does not recognize boot partition
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2015, 03:57:18 pm »
if you dont find something that you would like in the repos than there is a place for "package requests". with that being said we do have all of those packages but for some reason they were purged. im re-adding them now