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Re: debian-user-digest Digest V2002 #970

Re: Help needed...
"Jamin W. Collins" <jcollins@asgardsrealm.net>
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 08:50:04 -0600
Debian-Users-List <debian-user@lists.debian.org>

On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 08:40:56AM -0600, Larry Shields wrote:

Second,  now when I bootup in Linux, it boots up just fine to a point,
meaning after the bootup has completed, I then get a BLANK BLACK
SCREEN, with no text etc...

What boot loader are you using ( Lilo, Grub, etc)?  If you're using
lilo, you should be able to get a prompt/menu by holding down the shift
key just after the initial system POST.  At this point you should be
able to enter something like "linux 1" or "linux single".  This should
take you into single user mode and not attempt a starting of X.

Hi Jamin,

I am using GRUB, but upon booting up the system, grub is not show, and boots up in WINDOZE! not linux...Grub is supposed to be on the HDA1 or c:drive MBR but with the new computer it is not here...???

Sixth, Has any one swapped out a hard drive, and had this same
problem, if you have could you please let me know how or what you did
to get it to work...???

I've swapped my boot drives between systems before, but never had this
problem.  In my experience, if the X config was wrong, it would flash
the screen between a console and an attempted X startup a few times and
then abort the attempted X startups and leave me at a functional
You may have swapped drives, but did the other computer have Linux on it or WINDOZE!...I could see if one had another computer with Linux on it, and was setup for using GRUB!, but this computer is totally new...With the exception of the 120gb HD that I have swapped out from the BAD computer...

So at this point I am at a loss as to how I can boot up using my system disk for linux, and get to a prompt...If I could then I would be able to fix XF86Config-4, and add grub... As I said, it boots ok, but I end up with a BLANK BLACK screen...I get no prompt, can not change to any of the consoles etc...

Thanks for alteast trying to help me out here...



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