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Offline PDP-8

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tc-install-GUI failed in waitforX
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:13:35 PM »
Not a big deal, but mostly to point out my own error ...

Booted TCpure64 from a burned CD and did a frugal install to a hard drive.

The first thing I did with the CD was to get online, and download and install the tc-install-GUI.tcz extension.  Proceeded to install to hd, no problem.

BUT, I forgot to add a VGA=xxx to be appended to the boot line.

After reboot, ended up at the commandline with "failed in waitforX".

The fix was simple:  I just edited my /mnt/sda1/tce/boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf file, and appended vga=791 (which was ok for me, use your own values to suit your monitor) to the boot stanza.  Upon reboot, bingo!

Not a big deal, just op error here by not supplying it during install...
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Re: tc-install-GUI failed in waitforX
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 03:12:33 PM »
Hi
I think the VGA= bootcode is entirely dependent on the driver in use, right?

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Re: tc-install-GUI failed in waitforX
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 02:25:55 PM »
Yup!  Just showing how too little sleep, too much energy drink, and blindly clicking through things doesn't always end up with a workable system. :)

Fortunately, in TC, I've found the fixes for such blunders usually pretty easy with an edit or two....
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