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Author Topic: new questions re boot manager, icons etyc  (Read 5595 times)
newtovector
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2009, 05:33:05 pm »

first item, I would rather once the choice is made, a graphic screen comes up rather than all the text scroll by during boot. The graphic screen does come up after I press enter to clear the pause / error

The text goes by so fast, I tried <ctrl><break> but no luck. I wonder if there is a script I can change to > the text to a file ?
 
I did not copy the exact wording...  basically it comes to a stop (the boot) and says the boot drive is read/write and should be set to read only. Press [enter] to continue - and from there on it goes to the graphic screen and boots properly to the desktop.

still on the screen just before coldplugging I notice at the top of my screen
starting sysfs
sysfs on /sys  type sysfs(rw)
starting udevd:
coldplugging

from the same lilo boot menu, this does not happen with xandros 4 or Mint (or Windows)
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2009, 07:38:52 pm »

OK, now I see the error in your /etc/lilo.conf  It's an easy fix.

Change:

Code:
append="splash=silent rw "

to

append="splash=silent ro "

That will get rid of the error.

-Cait
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2009, 08:37:04 pm »

situation still the same Sad
this is the lilo I just booted with, on hda7 Xandros /ect
I wonder if it is chaining to another lilo on hda5 /etc ?
looking....
there is on hda5 , but it has ro and read-only in it

boot=/dev/hda
install=/boot/cboot.b
message=/boot/splash.lilo
timeout=300
map=/boot/map
prompt
lba32
read-only as I leave the menu, it's read only
compact
fix-table
image=/disks/linux/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
   label=Linux_Mint_6_-_on_hda8
   initrd=/disks/linux/boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
   append="root=/dev/sda8 ro quiet splash"
jumps to HERE
image=/disks/hda5/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.12
   label=Vector_Linux_hda5
   root=/dev/hda5
   initrd=/disks/hda5/boot/initrd
   append="splash=silent ro "
   read-only

image=/vmlinuz
   label=Xandros_4.0_Home_Edition_Premium
   vga=791
   root=/dev/hda7
   initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.18-dcc-smp.gz
   append="quiet rw acpi=on resume2=swap:/dev/hda9 "
other=/dev/hda2
   label=Windows®_XP
image=/vmlinuz
   label=Safe_Video_Mode
   vga=791
   root=/dev/hda7
   initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.18-dcc-smp.gz
   append="3 quiet rw acpi=on resume2=swap:/dev/hda9 "
other=/dev/hda1
   label=MS_Windows
image=/vmlinuz
   label=Configure_(Expert)
   vga=normal
   root=/dev/hda7
   initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.18-dcc-smp.gz
   append="single quiet rw acpi=on resume2=swap:/dev/hda9 noresume noresume2 nosplash=y "
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2009, 08:40:37 pm »

Did you install a lilo configuration on the first sector of the VL partition?  If so, then yes, it's chaining from the one on the MBR to the other on the partition.  If you're using a bootloader from another distro you want to skip lilo installation when you install VL.

Here is my /etc/lilo.conf, installed by VL 6.0, which does work as you'd want it to:

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
append="resume=/dev/hda5"
boot = /dev/sda
default = vector-linux-6
compact
prompt
timeout = 100
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
  reset
bitmap = /boot/bitmap/boot.bmp
# VESA framebuffer console @ bootsplash-med
vga = 788
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769


# End LILO global section
# Partition 1: Vector Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda2
    label = vector-linux-6
    append = "splash=silent resume=/dev/hda5"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 2: Linux TUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda2
    label = vector-tui
    append = "2 splash=silent resume=/dev/hda5"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 3:  Ubuntu Netbook Remix 8.04 LTS
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-lpia
    root = /dev/sda1
    label = ubuntu
    append = "boot=disk splash quiet ht=on"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-lpia
# Partition 4:  Ubuntu Single User Mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-lpia
    root = /dev/sda1
    label = ubuntu-single
    append = "boot=disk single"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-lpia
# Partition 5:  Recovery (Clonezilla Live)
image = /boot/vmlinuz1
    root = /dev/sda4
    label = recovery
    append = "boot=live union=aufs bootfrom=/dev/sda4 ip=frommedia -t quiet"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd1.img

HTH,
Cait

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newtovector
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 04:44:50 am »

this is what is in /etc of hda5  I have not edited it at any time

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
default = linux
compact
prompt
timeout = 100
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
  reset
bitmap = /boot/bitmap/boot.bmp
# VESA framebuffer console @ bootsplash-high
vga = 791
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769


# End LILO global section
# Partition 1: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda5
    label = linux
    append = "splash=silent ro"
    read-only

    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 2: Linux TUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda5
    label = linux-tui
    append = "2 splash=silent ro"
    read-only

    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 3: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda5
    label = linux-gui
    append = "4 splash=silent ro"
    read-only

    initrd = /boot/initrd
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newtovector
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 08:18:16 am »

no luck, I did see a spot where I had ro and rw in the append line, removed the rw
added your append = "splash=silent resume=/dev/hda5" to my lilo on hda7

My next thought is re_install Mint and allow it to install GRUB....  maybe that will do the trick.  Mint works well, I guess its not that big a deal to do a clean install and try grub.

TO EVERYONE that has read this thread...


yes, I use Mint on my desktops (and laptop). My desktops are 3gig Intel dual core, 4 gig ram etc, BUT on my laptop, 768 ram, 1.4 gig processor

VECTOR WORKS BETTER !  Better as in has a couple features I prefer over Mint AND is FASTER.

My case is unusual, most people will have just Vector, or Vector and Windows and will not run into this problem. It is not even a problem really, it is just something that bugs me, text and a pause error on boot.
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newtovector
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009, 05:31:16 pm »

intresting... the saga continues Smiley
today I rezized a partition, installed Mint XFCE and allowed it to install GRUB.

Strange, like Lilo it did not add everything to the menu.  It added Windows and Vector, but missed Mint 6 on hda8 and Xandros 4 on hda7.

AND... low and behold from the menu to Vector, it boots without stopping on the read-only / read-write situation.  Tho it did not show the graphic splash loader, I watched the text scroll by

I will have to see what I can learn about GRUB....
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2009, 04:50:10 pm »

With Grub installed, you do not need the Vector-installed Lilo at all. I migrated to Grub several years ago, since I could not work out any easy way of making Lilo boot multiple distros (I know it can be done, but it has always been a pain when I've tried it).

At present, I have Windows (Vista, unfortunately), Zenwalk 6.0, Vector 6.0, Vector 5.9 and a (currently badly broken) Zenwalk snapshot on the machine. I use the Vista boot loader as the primary boot selector, with a choice of Windows or Linux. When I select Linux, it passes control to a copy of Grub installed to the root of the partition that I use as /boot for Zenwalk 6.0. From there, I use Grub to select whichever distro I want to use.

My entry for Vector 6.0 is as below (the drive in the laptop is SATA, so all partition designations for Linux are sd?):

Code:
title Vector Linux 6.0
root (hd0,5)
kernel (hd0,8)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.12 root=/dev/sda9 vga=870 splash=silent ro
initrd (hd0,8)/boot/initrd
boot

The initrd combined with 'splash=silent' should give you a splash screen during boot (doesn't work for me, since VGA=870 sets the screen resolution to 1280x800 for the widescreen laptop and breaks the splash screen - one day I'll get round to making a set of 1280x800 splash screens, but not today....)

Done that way, I only ever install Grub once. It will boot all the copies of Linux that I want, so I always try to skip the install of a boot loader for each distro that I install. Fortunately, Vector allows me to select not to install Lilo - some other distros are less obliging.

You should be able to modify the Grub menu.lst to take care of both starting Vector and providing you with the boot splash screen on startup.

paul.
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2009, 04:57:42 pm »

Paul:  I have my netbook triple booting Ubuntu Netbook Remix 8.04 LTS, Vector Linux 6.0 Standard, and Clonezilla Live (recovery partition - factory install).  In case you ever want to multiboot with lilo here is my /etc/lilo.conf file:

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
append="resume=/dev/hda5"
boot = /dev/sda
default = vector-linux-6
compact
prompt
timeout = 100
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
  reset
bitmap = /boot/bitmap/boot.bmp
# VESA framebuffer console @ bootsplash-med
vga = 788
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769


# End LILO global section
# Partition 1: Vector Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda2
    label = vector-linux-6
    append = "splash=silent resume=/dev/hda5"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 2: Linux TUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda2
    label = vector-tui
    append = "2 splash=silent resume=/dev/hda5"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 3:  Ubuntu Netbook Remix 8.04 LTS
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-lpia
    root = /dev/sda1
    label = ubuntu
    append = "boot=disk splash quiet ht=on"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-lpia
# Partition 4:  Ubuntu Single User Mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-lpia
    root = /dev/sda1
    label = ubuntu-single
    append = "boot=disk single"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-lpia
# Partition 5:  Recovery (Clonezilla Live)
image = /boot/vmlinuz1
    root = /dev/sda4
    label = recovery
    append = "boot=live union=aufs bootfrom=/dev/sda4 ip=frommedia -t quiet"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd1.img
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Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1
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