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Old 06-14-2003, 04:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy can't get it to work


I just can't get linux to work I've got win xp on the first partition then a linux and swap partition can get mandrake 9.1 to install but every time i try install things it give me errors something about gnet tried lookin on net but cant find anything to help tried installing slackware 9 but after install i reboot login as root then it reboots after about 10 seconds tried peanut linux and that wont let me start a gui
 
Old 06-14-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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The rebooting Slackware-problem is most
likely caused by i810_rng.o ... if you boot
into single user mode, locate that module
in /lib/modules/<x.x.x> and delete it Slack
should behave...

Cheers,
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Old 06-14-2003, 06:07 PM   #3
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sorry I understood as far as "The rebooting problem is most
likely caused by" sorry glad this is the newbie one
 
Old 06-14-2003, 06:50 PM   #4
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Quick solution:

rm `locate i810_rng|grep -e "/lib/modules"`

Explanation:

i810_rng is a module for a watchdog-timer.
Slack 9 comes with the modules, but unfortunately
doesn't configure it properly. Thus the watchdog
resets your box at a random time :} if you own
a motherboard with an i810 (or compatible)
chipset.

If you just delet the module the problem
is gone. Modules (bits of the kernel that
are loaded dynamically, think of them as
"driver on request") live in
/lib/modules/<kernel-version>/

Cheers,
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