Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby ender » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:19

OK, thanks.
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby ender » Fri Mar 15, 2013 22:09

I must be missing something. I pressed TAB several times and nothing happened. I also tried pressing ENTER followed by TAB and the TAB key was again ineffective.
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby Matte88 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:10

Maybe it was F5: cannot remember how to edit boot entries of LiveDVD.
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby colock » Sat Mar 16, 2013 19:34

try <f5> followed by <esc>
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby ender » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:45

shall do, thanks
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby ender » Sat Apr 06, 2013 0:37

F5 followed by ESC got me a line of code to alter. Initially I changed the vga value from 791 to 788; that didn't help.

I then deleted everything except the initrd value and, after some output, that got me a command line as root. Preceding that was a message stating that the root block device could not be found. I tried the command 'shell' as suggested which resulted in a message along the lines "can't access tty, job control turned off." The other suggestion was 'q' which resulted in a message that there is no such command.

There was no 'kernel' value in the string of code I got to edit.

After each edit of the code, I pressed ENTER because I couldn't think of anything else to do.
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby Matte88 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 0:38

Matte88 wrote:On default boot entry of Sabayon LiveDVD menu press the TAB key on you keyboard: this will let you modify the boot string. Ok, delete everything but the kernel part (sorry, I cannot explain you well 'cause I'm going from memory) and try booting.
First of all you could set ide=nodma parameters.
If no results, do little testing with these boot options
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showopts
apm=off
noresume edd=off
powersaved=off
nohz=off
highres=off
processor.max_cstate=1
nomodeset
x11failsafe

Also read the Sabayon wiki about boot parameters: http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=En:Sabayon_Linux#Boot_parameters_and_workarounds_for_problematic_Hardware


Please, can you post here a photo of the editable line of the boot entry?
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby colock » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:45

ender wrote:I then deleted everything except the initrd value and, after some output, that got me a command line as root. Preceding that was a message stating that the root block device could not be found. I tried the command 'shell' as suggested which resulted in a message along the lines "can't access tty, job control turned off." The other suggestion was 'q' which resulted in a message that there is no such command.



You deleted too much. Leave at least all parameters containing "root", "squash" and "init" (by memory).

for the rest, try some parameters suggested by Matt88...
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby ender » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:26

Thanks. I forgot about those suggestions.

There is no "kernel part."

I can't think of any way to take a snapshot of the parameters. I could write them out longhand.
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Re: Installer menu items are ineffective (KDE 11 32 bit)

Postby colock » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:56

oh, that would be "linux", not "kernel", my bad.
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