Joined: July 2007
||Posted: Dec. 19 2007,19:57
I installed DSL 4.1 frugal on my hd by putting the drive in another system, doing the option 4 install from liveCD, included a format of hda1, then moved the hd to my Libretto.
WIth DSL 3.4, I used vga=808; this worked just right.
So in the Frugal install, I supplied that option and everything seemed to work ok for the install. But I have some major problems with the system....
in the /cdrom/boot/grub/menu.lst file the parameter is vga=normal not vga=808!
The screen comes up a weird green and unreadable. I cannot find how to get a terminal session going so I can sudu -s and run vi to edit the grub menu.lst file (as I did with DSL 3.4). I was hoping that at least a terminal window would be readable. I cannot find a nice icon for terminal as we had in 3.4, nor can I find it in the mouse right-click pull down menu (but then again, I can hardly read it!).
I tried booting from floppy as dsl 2; but I did not have write permissions to the menu.lst file, even though I was root? Looks like everything is loaded as a read-only system?