VectorLinux
September 01, 2014, 10:24:26 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Visit our home page for VL info. To search the old message board go to http://vectorlinux.com/forum1. The first VL forum is temporarily offline until we can find a host for it. Thanks for your patience.
 
Now powered by KnowledgeDex.
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Please support VectorLinux!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: VL Light 5.9 on IBM Thinkpad 1161 boot issues.  (Read 1725 times)
zwof
Member
*
Posts: 2


« on: October 09, 2008, 03:58:09 pm »

I've got an old IBM ThinkPad 1161 (celeron 500Mhz, 64mb Ram, 10gb HDD) and decided to put VL on it.
Using a CD to install as there's no ethernet port or floppy drive.
Default install wouldn't work but after adding the vga=792, acpi=force, irqpoll and idebus=33 parameters it installs 100% and goes for reboot.
Lilo loads ok, but VL hangs at the metallic loading screen. I left it overnight thinking it might just be because it's a very old system, but no luck.

Any ideas?
Logged
uelsk8s
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 2504



« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 04:25:56 pm »

did you add the vga=792, acpi=force, irqpoll and idebus=33 parameters to lilo?
Logged
zwof
Member
*
Posts: 2


« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 04:40:30 pm »

Yes, but made no difference.

I've managed to get live CD's of Puppy, Slackware, Kubuntu, DSL, Knoppix and Fedora to boot into a GUI.
I managed to get VL to boot in text mode and manually start X, which worked fine, desktop as normal and all apps i tried working ok. But the machine is going to be used by an old person who would find manually starting X each time daunting.
VL seems like it's trying to automatically start X, but just can't quite get there.
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!