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Re: [SLE] good for suse, good for slackware?: desktop doesn't startx (SOLVED)
  • From: Adagilson Batista Bispo da Silva <adagilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 08:36:09 -0300
  • Message-id: <40AB46A9.6050308@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bom-dia, Emilio!

contiemilio@xxxxxxxxxxx escreveu:

contiemilio@xxxxxxxxxxx escreveu:

Did you change the runlevel in inittab from 3 to 4?

I'd changed the runlevel to 4 and I can access gnome and kde now. Thanks

You can install the slackware lilo on slack partition not on MBR. To do so, modify the line "boot" of the global section of slack lilo.conf from boot = /dev/hdx to boot = /dev/hdxy (where x is the device and y the partition in which you installed slack). Then lilo -v (in slack).

As I said SuSE is on /dev/hda6 while Slackware is on /dev/hda10. In lilo.conf (slackware), my line "boot" was modified from:
boot=/dev/fd0
...to:
boot=/dev/hda10
...and I used the command $lilo -v (in Slackware) and $lilo -v (in SuSE). I posted lilo.con from both distro at the end of this e-mail.

Then you can start it simply adding "other" and "label" into SuSE lilo.conf file (other = /dev/hdxy
label = Slackware)

Then lilo -v (in SuSE)

The inittab file determines, among the others, the runlevel you want the system starts from. Runlevel 3: console mode - runlevel 4: graphical mode.
It is run after the boot fase.
But, even if you start from runlevel 3 you can activate the graphical mode typing "startx".

see above :)



I'm trying to keep the SuSE interface for lilo: I'd included "slackware"
in the menu (vmlinuz, label and root) but the option doesn't work.


See above.


Summarizing:

! - configure the Slack X server using cf86config (from slack console)

xf86 config made the job.

2 - install the Slack lilo on Slackware partition

see my lilo.conf (Slack) bellow.

3 - modify the SuSE lilo.

idem.


If all went well you'll be able to start Slack from SuSE lilo. If it is so, likely your Slack will be on console mode. Type startx to start graqphical mode.
But, above all. read the Slackware handbook.

I read chapter 7 "booting" and chapter 6 "the X window system" from the book "Slackware linux essentials" and also googling but you've been of great help to me. Thank you again for your kindness.

P.S. Let me know your results!
;-)



################################### LILO.CONF (SLAK) #####################################
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/hda10
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
prompt
timeout = 50
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda10
label = slackware
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda6
label = suse
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda8
label = xp
table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
################################## LILO.CONF (SuSE) ##########################################
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Wed May 12 01:11:49 2004


boot = /dev/hda
change-rules
reset
read-only
menu-scheme = Wg:kw:Wg:Wg
lba32
prompt
timeout = 80
message = /boot/message

image = /boot/vmlinuz
label = linux
append = "hdc=ide-scsi"
initrd = /boot/initrd
root = /dev/hda6
vga = 788

image = /boot/vmlinuz
label = slackware
root = /dev/hda10
vga = normal
read-only

image = /boot/vmlinuz.suse
label = failsafe
append = "ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off hdc=ide-scsi"
initrd = /boot/initrd.suse
optional
root = /dev/hda6
vga = 788

other = /dev/hda8
label = windows

image = /boot/memtest.bin
label = memtest86



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