Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-laptop
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-laptop: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-laptop@g.o
From: Cliff Rowley <cliffrowley@...>
Subject: Re: Install problems
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 15:37:24 +0100
Sad Jack wrote:
> Whenever I try and boot from the install CD (the same one used to
> install on my desktop, the current universal 2005) installation hangs
> after 'ok installing the kernel'. Nothing seems to happen, no disk
> access (CD or Hard drive).
> 
> I've tried other distros..Suse, Ubuntu, Puppy, the only one that gets me
> passed the above is Slackware 10.1 which goes through the complete
> install but cannot write lilo to boot. Just says it can't write and says
> to do it manually.

Is there some kind of boot or virus protection switched on in your BIOS? 
  Perhaps something that prevents the boot loader from being 
overwritten?  Although that doesn't explain the detection weirdness.

Only thing I can think of, aside from some funky unsupported hardware.

> I get the feeling that its at the hardware detection stage that is the
> problem as live CD's when booted in failsafe load and work OK. I can't
> find a failsafe option to boot Gentoo, is there one?

Hmm interesting.  Maybe if you could boot Slackware 10.1 or boot the 
livecd's in failsafe and save your dmesg output it might provide some 
more insight (maybe).


-- 
No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
Version: 7.0.322 / Virus Database: 266.11.17 - Release Date: 25/05/2005

-- 
gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list

Replies:
Re: Install problems
-- Sad Jack
References:
Install problems
-- Sad Jack
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-laptop: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: Install problems
Next by thread:
Re: Install problems
Previous by date:
Re: Install problems
Next by date:
Re: Install problems


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-laptop mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.