Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: May 15 2006,06:48
the following as feedback concerning the signalized boot problem/grub issue in dsl 2.4 rc2.
After using several live-cd with my vaio laptop, I always have the same boot problem. I can't get any of the prompt of the live-cds put in my vaio. Grub loads directly, so that it is impossible to start from cd prompt. I have to init 2 and cfdisk, to repartition and format my hd, to put a live-cd (such as dsl 2.3) in the cd-rom and to run the computer. Then, I get the prompt of the live-cd again, the one of dsl 2.3 as well as other prompts from other live-cds (knoppix 4.02, slax last version, ubuntu last one, and even mepis linux last realease in my test).
At work, I have a PII workstation with dsl 2.4 rc2 (frugal install on the hd). I have experienced a lot of problems with this pc, such as mechanical problems with cd-rom, that sometimes boots and sometimes won't... So I was ready for a (sunday) afternoon playing with my computer at my office.
Given the previous advice of kerry, I would like to reinstall dsl 2.3. Because of the boot issue, I was ready to format and repartition my hd in order to get the prompt of dsl 2.3 live-cd. However, I didn't do that and tried to boot from cd instead, just in order to test. Guess what: The live-cd prompt of dsl 2.3 appears properly.
I am totally happy, it has taken 5 min. in order to get dsl 2.3 running again on my old PII. But I don't understand a bit why I got the prompt of the live-cd of dsl 2.3 with this old tower pc with a deadalive cd-rom, and not with my laptop which has never had one cd-rom problem.
I remain still asking, and nevertheless