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Old 02-06-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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Anybody have any idea why an installer would quit all of the sudden...

I was doing a pxe install of slackware 13.0. The computer booted up perfectly, setup partitions, swap, and went into the setup to choose the source. I chose nfs and it successfully found the slackware.iso. It did a full install and it installs fine, then about halfway it just says 'Killed' or sometimes it just goes blank and stops installing those packages. I've tried like 5 times, same result each time(at different packages too). I currently have two sticks of ram inside, so I removed one and tried again, same error. I then shorted the install by only installing the main stuff and it was able to complete. Asked me to setup the mbr and I was all set.

Any idea on why the installer would just yack like that?
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Might still be faulty RAM, try with just the other stick, or
run a memtest on the box. Can't think of any other good reasons
for the slack-install to bomb, apart from maybe flipped bits
on the some of the I/O chips (network, disk).

How old is the hardware?

Old 02-07-2010, 09:06 AM   #3
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About 7 years old. I'm gonna try the other stick.
Old 02-07-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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Yeah same problem. I'm going to replace the mobo, proc, and ram. The hard disk was new. That should do it.


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