takes 'forever' to get past tux
Is there a problem booting from SATA DVD-ROM or ICH8R disk controller?
Looking through cheatcodes I don't see anything jump out related to SATA
boot. With 5.3.1 I tried:
knoppix 2 vga=791
knoppix failsafe 2 vga=791
Neither of them got me past display of the tux image, no text boot messages
whatsoever after a reasonable wait.
Got me booted, but only after a really really long wait for the first
messages to appear after tux, and I got no opportunity to specify modules.
/var/log has no logs. Output of dmesg is at
PS: My CRT display has broken DDC. The X desktop opened at 1280x768, which
seems an odd default or fallback. xorg.conf is at
PS2: [X600 ATI PCIe] Ctrl-Alt-Fx doesn't show a usable prompt. Brightness and
contrast are so bad it's hard to tell the difference from a blank black
screen. This doesn't happen with the openSUSE HD installation.
"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor
in vain." Psalm 127:1 NIV
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409
Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/