[blfs-support] Boot Failure with wlan0 firmware
beesnees at grm.net
Mon Nov 18 18:36:03 PST 2013
On 11/18/2013 08:12 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 07:27:06PM -0600, Dan McGhee wrote:
>> You and Bruce are going to have to buy new hardware to check out all of
>> this EFI stuff. :)
> -ENOSPACE : I bought a new low-end AMD A4 in the spring (for Win 7),
> all four positions on my KVM switch are occupied (that box, AMD
> Phonon, low-end Sandy Bridge, ppc64).
Since you've got Win 7, does that box have EFI firmware? I think I
remember from my reading that machines loaded with Win 7 did have EFI
firmware and a GPT partition, but they we're configured like an
MSDOS-BIOS machine. If my memory serves me correctly, you can play with
this EFI stuff. You'll have to configure those other three things to
efi though--aha! therein lies the rub! Ooooops. And add your own EFI
partition. (chuckle, chuckle)
>> So that I don't have to advertise my "rustiness" with a subject line on
>> the list, I've got a really noob question. I can't dredge up the answer
>> from the "grey cells." What are the "key presses" to switch between
>> terminals in a non-graphic environment? I think ALT-CTRL-F[1-6] takes
>> you to different run levels, but what about terminals? Uhoh. I think I
>> just remembered something. Am I thinking of ALT-CTRL-F[1-4]?
> Alt-F[1-6] for terminals. I've not _seen_ runlevel switching like
> that, and on icewm I use Alt-Ctrl-Fn to get back to a tty (Alt-F7 to
> return to xorg), Alt-F[1-4] in icewm switches desktops.
Aaah, that's it! Maybe what I'm remembering is an Xorg thing. I'll
re-learn that when it's installed.
And with the kernel options stuff--I added the line:
options root=/dev/sda2 video=800x600 ro
to the config file for LFS in 'gummiboot' and I got extremely readable
messages on boot.
So, I've learned four new things and refreshed one old thing working
withs you tonight, Ken. Thanks.
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