Thursday, April 30, 2009

Black Screen loading Icaros Desktop 1.1.1

If you can't boot Icaros and the process stops after the red pointer appeared on the screen, please do as follow to fix the issue:

- turn on PC
- choose a resolution from Grub's menu but DON'T press Enter
- press 'E' instead
- move cursor after "ATA=32bit" and change it either to "ATA=nodma" or "ATA=nopci" (depending on what it works for you)
- press Ctrl+X to continue booting

If booting has success open /boot/grub/grub2.cfg with the AROS editor, search for the "ATA=32bit" string and replace it with "ATA=nodma" or "ATA=nopci". You can do this easily, using the 'replace' option in the 'search' menu of the editor.