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Old 08-03-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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cant install slack - not enough memory to load specified kernel


Install CD 1 (out of 6)

with following message
boot:

press enter or enter hugesmp.s results in ->

.............................................

then

"not enough memory to load specified kernel"

I have SATA hard drive, so not sure if this has anything to do with problem.

I have 1gb memory.

Anyone help?
Thanks
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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Hi,

Which kernel are you attempting to use when booting the install?

What about the ISO, you did check the 'md5sum' for the download?

The 'md5sum' or 'hash is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe'.

For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.

If you downloaded the cd/dvd iso then be sure to check the md5sum for the original iso. From the cli;

Code:
~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5 

~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the iso md5 is ok then you should try 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK! If the burn media does not check out then try slowing the burn speed down?

The above links and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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Hi,

'M$' is generally used when referencing Microsoft.

Whenever you download ISO images you should perform the md5sum checks for the downloaded ISO plus the created ISO media. You should never make assumptions with things of this sort.

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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.
Not really a good reason to assume that even the KNOPPIX was good. Check them and you'll know their good.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 05:36 AM   #5
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checksum all iso images - ok. But how do i checksum the cd in m$?
I use a bit of freeware - md5 checkutility 2.31 from tsoft.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 05:44 PM   #6
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ok i have checked ISOs and burnt ISOs and they are all perfect. still have problem. anyone help here? thanks
 
Old 08-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #7
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Hi,

Try passing the 'noapic' & 'noapci' to the kernel that you are using at boot for the installer kernel, either huge.s or hugesmp.s.

Quote:
boot: hugesmp.s noapic noapci <enter>
The underlined portion is what you would type then press <enter>.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 06:38 PM   #8
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Tried it, but no luck Im afraid.

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.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 08:16 PM   #9
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Looks like dual processor as in smp issue.

Is this a smp machine?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 09:12 AM   #10
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Hi,

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.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #11
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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


Thanks, all help gratefully received, thank you
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:45 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jefro View Post
Looks like dual processor as in smp issue.

Is this a smp machine?
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.

Thanks

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Old 08-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #13
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Well, I've had no help with this at all.

Think I'll stick to Microsoft. At least it installs.

Bye.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 01:15 PM   #14
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It looks strange. I just tried to run first CD-ROM with Slackware 12.2 on two machines:

1. Celeron 366 MHz, 192 MB RAM.

2. Intel Pentium M 1.5 GHz, 512 MB RAM.

In the first case I was forced to use extra parameter in boot prompt:

Code:
hugesmp.s edd=off
In the second case everything went well without any tweaking.

I suggest you to reopen that thread in Linux -- Distributions | Slackware forum. Retype your question reporting everything what you did and what happened in each case.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 03:14 AM   #15
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OK i will: but if I dont have Slackware installed within a week, forget about the whole thing, I'll just stick to poxy microsoft.

Anyway, thanks gratefully very much, everyone, for all your efforts.
 
  


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