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AAAARRRGGGGH, I've been trying to install slackware for the better half of a year (yes that's not a typo). I've installed suse , mandrake and the like many times without incident. but slack will just not go.
first off, my system is 2 sata drives and a dvdr, no ide or floppy.
slack 10, CAN support sata, but does not by default, after trying many things and giving up many times (I'm still new @ linux, I'm a MCSE) I finally got somones custom slack 10 cd that boots sata.i, recognises my sata drives and installs flawlessly
NOW after 6 months of trying, I load up lilo and select linux. it's all been leading up to these few seconds! it sees my ich5!!am I finally going to get to try slack?!!!
It hangs and locks up at "attached ide-disk driver"
Is there a voodoo curse that prevents my computer from running slack, or a simpler answer... Any Help Would Be Appreciated.
Are the jumpers on your drives set up such that one is master and the other slave, instead of being set to cable select? Someone else had the same problem with a different linux distribution and their drives were set to cable select.
try booting from the kernel on the cd, instead of the one on your disk. Try:
"sata.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro"
NOTE: actual command may be a little different.
After you do that, get to building a new kernel for your slackware install, install it, and reboot!
*Also don't forget to edit your lilo config*
Try all the different kernels on the cd, and continue to use them exclusivly, if you wish. or try installing a 2.6 kernel...
Also, if you have any redhat/mandrake disks, try booting up the cd, and running a similar command in the cd prompt(yes, they can boot up your slackware distro, nifty, I know)
"kernel root=disk noinitrd ro"
kernel is the kernel, probaly vmlinuz(or vmlinux)
root= is for disk(below)
disk is the install disk(usually /dev/hda1)
noinitrd is just an options
ro is read-only for boot, goes to read-write after boot, don't worry
In the future and a side note, please try to use better and more descriptive titles. Yours has nothing to do with your question and will not come up on searches, no one knows what the actual question is.. and so on. Poor descriptive titles usually deters members from even reading the question/thread.
And please especially don't type it in all CAPS, it comes off as you yelling at us.
ok, here's the funny thing (still no go btw)
when I boot with bare.i or the like, it sees my drive as HDX, and locks up.
when Iboot with sata.i it sees my drive as SDX , and works fine
I install to sda5
now when I load up slack from lilo.. if im reading the mssgs right. it seems to be finding my sata drive as hde not sda,
like what i mean is when I try and install with bare.i it locks up at the same place.. so that makes sence..right? but why is it doing that?