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Author Topic: Have a prob with install. SOLVED.  (Read 2290 times)


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Have a prob with install. SOLVED.
« on: March 21, 2009, 07:32:57 pm »

Ok, I got it installed (6.0) However, it won't boot. It just hangs with a VC logo. I can get it to boot using the install CD and then directing it to the install partition, hda2, and all is well.

I kinda remember the script told me (after installing my prop nvidia driver) that I needed to edit my xconfig or something like that. I'm too old to remember how to do this ::)

A favor? Can someone explain what happened and offer a cook-book list of how to get this thing to boot properly?

I promise I'll study all the docs and help a million when I'm qualified.. :-*

Edit. I THINK that leaving my mobo virus ON, stopped lilo from writing to the MBR of the HD. In any case, I got back to the start screen, clicked on the terminal icon, and simply typed 'lilo' <enter> and re-booted. All is fine, although I don't really know what happened.....
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 08:07:02 pm by bodfish »


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Re: Have a prob with install. SOLVED.
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 06:32:20 pm »

Hi Bodfish,

thanks for posting the problem you encountered - and for posting the explanation of what went wrong and how you fixed it. This is helpful for those who will follow in your footsteps.

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