Can't reach desktop of Live CD of Mepis 8.5

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  1. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Hi gang,

    I chose the default boot option and I get "can't find Mepis filesystem". Anyone know what I should do? There is white field that says boot with the cursor blinking also.

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  2. GlobalForce

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    Did it's md5 check out? Know your video card? F1, 2 and 3 provide additional options - try.
     
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    I don't know how to do that. Don't you need a program for that. I've seen it talked about a lot but it always went over my head.
     
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    Okay, I d/l it and it matched. I have had the same problem with Mandriva. I thought it could be a bad burn and I ended up buring it 6 times.
     
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    Did you choose to install grub to sda or sda1. If you don't know for sure you can re-install and choose to install grub to mbr, which is sda. Mepis gives you the option of where to install grub. Also, what is your partitioning scheme?

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    Sorry, thought you installed to HD. Then I read your post.

    JC
     
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    Without specs (and preferably as an attached txt report), your likelihood of reaching the desktop's left to chance.

    Or, another way to slice it - as root from your Fedora live cd: lshw -C display | lspci -k > ~/Desktop/hw.txt
     
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    Hi Globalforce,

    here are the specs; hopefully you can pick something out.

    Thanks
     

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    Here ya go Rilla. Get a clear boot prompt then add what follows - my best hw based guess.

    (x)drvr=nv xres=1600x1200 quiet vsync=56x85 hsync=28x92 splash

    The above syntax should be correct or close as I doubt boot options have changed much since 8.0. The driver prefix (first part there) may or may not include an x (check by carefully weeding up'n down boot options, you'll then understand how they're spec'd). Monitor refresh rates from here.

    Try. If it doesn't work, we'll make a few modifications.
     
  11. Rilla927

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    I will give it a try and let you know.

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    The very first time I booted this disc it worked beautifully and all because of me not saving that file it wreaked havoc. When I try to boot the disc I hit F2 for boot options and there is a bunch of options wtitten in red. I put what you wrote (tried it both ways with the X and without) and it says it can't find kernal image, then it starts a scan for drive and files. It finds the drives okay but when it comes to files it says it can't find Puppy files and then it list the error:

    lupu-510.sfs not found Then in red it says "Dropping ping out to initial ramdisk console...... and then

    /bin/sh; can't access tty; job control turned off

    It just dawned on me that my title is about Mepis but I moved on with that and the problem I have is with Lucid Puppy 5.1. Can a mod change the title or move it? Sorry, I got them mixed up. I thought I started a thread for Lucid Puppy. Thanks
     
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    Aside from suggesting you finish there, this re-writable media we're talk'in?
     
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    Okay, thanks Globalforce!!
     
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