Post by Milky
eho kirjoitti 12.5.2021 klo 5.58
Post by eho
Milky could you please post the last lines you see
when the install hangs?
Last one before it hang is: Enter 1 to select a keybord map.
There it hangs ? Tried out also in legacy mode (CSM)
and both kernel options in GRUB menu but it hangs?
Yeah, I have exactly the same problem; at least it hangs at
exactly the same place. Prints that "Enter 1..." message and hangs.
My box is an Asus VivoPC VM62N-G050R (purchased April 2015).
Weird thing is, I initially installed 14.1 from an external/usb
dvd drive, dual-booting with the pre-installed win8.1, and
everything worked perfectly, with elilo creating a new EFI
partition Slackware directory, etc, etc. And I happily ran
slackware for several years after that. No problems.
Then the weirdness... One day it went directly into the bios,
and the boot menu showed nothing. I'd had the small pc mounted
vertically behind a monitor, and it turned out the hard disk
was hanging from its sata connector, and had eventually worked
loose. No big problem...or so I thought. Re-seated the disk
(and put a makeshift shim in place to keep it seated).
But then it booted directly into win8.1. So I re-booted into
the bios, but now its boot screen only showed win, no slackware.
I was, and still am, able to boot usb sticks, one with gparted
and another with an arch-based "rescue system". And the EFI
partition looked fine to me, with its slackware directory
intact as far as I could tell. After several (actually many)
additional failed slackware boot attempts, I finally decided
to re-install from scratch. But now it hung at that "Enter 1...".
I tried several other releases, old dvd's from my external
drive, and newer ones I'd downloaded directly on a usb flash
drive (and which I'd successfully used on other boxes).
Same result every single time. So, guessing the EFI partition
was somehow corrupted, I swapped the original disk for a spare
sata drive I had lying around after reformatting it so it
was entirely clean. Same result. Then I tried removing the
hard disk entirely and booting the slackware install stick.
The only guess left to me was that somehow the bios settings
had been mangled in some way that now prevented slackware,
but not other distros, from booting: the gparted and
"rescue system" sticks both booted without any problem.
And after intensive examination of the bios settings,
and numerous trials flipping them around, nothing worked.
So I downloaded an ubuntu iso onto a usb stick, and tried that
back on the original disk. Installed perfectly, without a single
hitch or slightest hiccup, and that's been dual-booting with
win8.1 ever since. Every once in a while I think I get an idea
and try booting a slackware install stick. But still no luck.
So, to repeat weird/goofy bottom line: slackware originally
installed and dual-booted with win8.1 just fine. But then
the disk accidentally worked loose from its sata connector.
And afterwards, the bios no longer recognized slack's EFI
image as a boot option, and re-install attempts hang at that
same "Enter 1..." message, exactly like you said.
John Forkosh ( mailto: ***@f.com where j=john and f=forkosh )