Re: 2.5.75 doesn't boot at all on x86

Horst von Brand (
Sun, 13 Jul 2003 22:42:50 -0400

Anthony Lichnewsky <> said:
> After lilo, the kernel is uncompressed, then the screen goes black.
> the traditional init message is not even displayed
> ( INIT version 2.85 booting ).
> It accepts Ctrl+Alt+Suppr for reboot. but that's it.

Are you sure it isn't silently booting? My notebook does that with
2.5.7[45] (perhaps earlier) vga=0x317 (needed earlier to use the full
screen for VT; Toshiba 1800, Trident CyberBlade XPAi1 (rev 82) graphic
board stealing RAM for video)

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