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M$ISBS 07-02-2006 11:20 PM

Madness all day long installing errr.. trying to install slackware rant........:O
 
I had a major system crash, So I went this morning and picked up a new 200 gig seagate. I have been trying to install slack all day long. I already had slack 10.2 but it would not install due to corrupted files or damaged media errors, so I downloaded slack 2 different times still got the same errors, tried different servers, 2 different cdroms and the same thing. I finally tried to install just the base linux, no X or anything and that worked but now I am left with just command line. I will have to DL and install X and all the fun gui stuff.
I tried to upgrade kernel to 2.6 and got seg fault, the same I was getting on the old HD.
So now I dont know if I should simnply build a new system or try to switch out the ram or what but anyway this whole day has been a linux learning day/pulling my hair out day......:)

rkelsen 07-02-2006 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by M$ISBS
I already had slack 10.2 but it would not install due to corrupted files or damaged media errors, so I downloaded slack 2 different times still got the same errors, tried different servers, 2 different cdroms and the same thing.

There is a file called CHECKSUMS.md5 in the root directory of your Slackware CD which contains instructions about how to check that the files are OK.
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Originally Posted by M$ISBS
I tried to upgrade kernel to 2.6 and got seg fault, the same I was getting on the old HD.

What method were you using to upgrade? Are you compiling it from source? Or are you using the 2.6 packages from a Slackware CD?

And could you please post the exact error you get?
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Originally Posted by M$ISBS
So now I dont know if I should simnply build a new system or try to switch out the ram or what but anyway this whole day has been a linux learning day/pulling my hair out day......:)

I'd try to sort out your software issues first.

M$ISBS 07-02-2006 11:47 PM

I cant really go into the errors because this is more of a rant than a help thread, but since YOU asked :), I dont remember the exact error but it wasnt a problem with a spacific file because sometimes the same files would install and other times they would not. I am leaning towards the cdroms. I tried 2 different downloads from 2 differnt servers and on 2 different types of cds.
I really wanted to get 2.6 kernel working but got seg fault on make.. :(

rkelsen 07-03-2006 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by M$ISBS
I really wanted to get 2.6 kernel working but got seg fault on make..

Uh-oh. :( It doesn't look good.

I'm guessing you have a RAM problem.

Try downloading memtest86 to test it and be sure:

http://www.memtest86.com/

or memtest86+ if you have newer hardware:

http://www.memtest.org/

HTH.

M$ISBS 07-03-2006 12:33 AM

Thanks I will give that a try.
The hardware is not very old and its name brand stuff, 2 512 sticksl of Kingston ram with heatsinks,the kind gamers use. This system is only around 2 years old. Ill check out the memory. Thanks.


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