cant install slack - not enough memory to load specified kernel
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Well the install instructions say press enter, but just in case I specified hugesmp.s as well - either way failed.
I did do the checksum on the iso, and that was perfect - all 6 cds. I downloaded it from somewhere - cant remember - just googled. ( Not sure what you mean by m$ )
Apart from Knoppix I dont have a copy of Linux, and I hardly know linux or knoppix. I very very briefly used Knoppix,and that offline - Im reluctant to be connected to internet without fireweall, antispy, antivirus and stuff.
So I use windows for the checksums.
Ill take a look at the burn checksum next couple of days, but since I burned Knoppix the same way with perfect results, I'm betting that the burnt ISOs are fine.
Im thinking it might perhaps be one of two or three things -
I orignally had slack 10 before - didnt work anymore anyway - the partitions have been removed so the drive has plenty of unallocated space now. Howver, Lilo is still starting when I switch PC on, still offering the choice of windows or linux ( even tho thres ony one partition - windows). Could this have any bearing?
Also, i do have SATA drive. perhaps there are odd settings or something.
Finally, this boot statement has parameters you can pass (eg your noapic statement) . Howver, try as i might, I cannot find any resource on what these paramters might be or what they mean.
It could be a probing problem. Try 'ide# = noprobe' to see if the problem is with ide channel probing (be sure to replace the # with the channel that you want to exclude). You could use 'hda=', 'hdb=' or whatever the device channel is with this parameter. I like to use the channel assignment first (ide0=, etc). The use the specific device on the channel with 'hda=,hdb= for channel 0 and hdc=, hdd= for channel 1,etc' when I find the one that conflicts.
Yeh, this is single processor PC - Pentium IV 2.6Ghz I think.
I'll try the probe stuff later on then.
Because I have Sata, my BIOS has the following ...
Primary Master the CD drive (IDE)
Primary Slave nothing
Secondary Master nothing
Secondary slave nothing
THird Master Hard drive (SATA)
THird Slave nothing
Fourth Master nothing
Fourth Slave nothing
(cant quite remember if hard drive is third master as above, or 2nd master. For time being, assume it is as above)
I assume ...
primary master/slave is channel 1 (hda, hdb)
secondr master/slave is channel 2 (hdc, hdd)
third master/save is channel 3 (hde,hdf or sde/sdf?)
CD drive is actually DVD-RW, but this shouldnt matter (?)
( or maybe dvd drives are seen as scsi devices ?)
If I wanted to see if hard drive was being probed properly, should I try
boot: hugesmp.s hdde=noprobe
or use an s rather than h because of sata
boot: hugesmp.s sdde=noprobe
or the word 'dev'
boot: hugesmp.s /dev/sdde=noprobe
I stand corrected; I think it is, yes.
I started knoppix and as it booted, it did indeed list two processors. Thats when I remembered its a dual core II processor. I ddidnt realise that this is interpreted as two different processors.
Is there an issue with this then? I didnt have one before when I booted Slack 10.2 for first time years ago.
Incidentally, I loaded up Knoppix to create two partitions (Linux and Swap) to see if it would make any difference, but sadly its the same story.
Last edited by carlos the jackal; 08-14-2009 at 08:46 AM.