Newbie Hypnotized by Blinking Cursor (Caldera)
New Linux user attempting to get started. Caldera
Network Desktop 1.0 on a dedicated HD, no
other OS involved.
My second attempt to install has come to naught but
a blinking cursor. After I install the system and
all files are copied from CDROM, I get no login
prompt on restart. This is getting tedious, as a the
entire install takes about an hour.
Boot diskette setup, hardware analysis, CDROM
recognition, software loading, X-Window accelerator,
network params all seem to go along splendidly.
I am not altogether clear on where to install the
LILO, or why I would choose one boot image over
another (seeing as how you give me a choice of two)
with only one bootable OS on the HD. Also, I get a
cryptic message of no LILO (Linux Loader?) in the
MBR (Master Boot Record?) BEFORE I install LILO
in the active partition-1.
I did choose the defaults placing LILO in the active
bootable partition-1, and the chose default image name.
IS there a wrong choice here, and what would happen? In
case I am having some video conflict, what is the most
generic VGA choice?
I have recognizable partitions now, so the system does
see the disk format of the previous installation(s).
Partition 1 active boot type 83 native 500MB
Partition 2 type 83 native 600MB
Partition 3 type 82 swap 70MB
Disk formatting is very suspicious. Does this normally
take only a very few seconds for two 500MB+
partitions with UNIX type OS?
Pent 60 256K cache
WD AC21200 ATA-EIDE IRQ=14
Addtron NE2000 NIC IRQ=11 Port=300
Panasonic 562b CDROM Port=320
Best Data Ace 5000 (modem-sound-CDROM ctrl on one board)
v34 FAX-modem-voice mail COMM-2 IRQ=3
SBP sound card IRQ=15 Port=120
Pana compat CDROM ctrl
NEC ATAPI 4x4 C251 CDROM changer. Dedicated controller IRQ=10 Port=168
The above NEC controller may not be recognized by Linux
ATI PCI Mach64 w/2MB VRAM
Logitec Bus Mouse IRQ=5
I have removable HDD modules. My Windows 3.11 system
using the above hardware runs with no conflicts.
Everything works. I unplug the DOS 6.2/Win3.11 drives
and the Linux drive simply plugs in.