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Old 12-07-2002, 01:42 PM   #1
Trinic
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Arrow Help Installing Slackware 8.1 PLEase!



Hey all,

As you may have guessed, im really a newbie to linux and am trying to crossover from window$...

Please dont think that i dont because i do, i tried looking up why im having this little problem which im about to describe to you now...

I set up an old box next to mine with another monitory, keyboard, mouse and so on. Im trying to set up this computer with Slackware 8.1.

This old IBM 133MHZ didn't boot from cd so i used a program suggested in another thread which worked fine. It booted into the Slackware 8.1 cd and at the boot: prompt i tried just hitting enter to boot to the default kernel 'bare.1' and then i also tried the one for ibms that it offers you.

Both of them get to this point,

boot: bare.i
Loading /kernels..............isolinux: Disk error 0C, drive E0

Boot failed: press a key to retry

I press the key and it restarts having the same problem over and over again, does anybody know why?

Please help,
Thanx Alot,
Trinic
 
Old 12-07-2002, 08:43 PM   #2
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Don't know how well that would work with the kernel image named 'bare.1' but I'm sure it would work better with 'bare.i' - That's the letter "i" or India in the Phonetic alphabet.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 11:21 PM   #3
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Come on now...
If you would of read on you know i meant 'bare.i'
It was a typo
Can anyone really help me and not try to be funny

Thanx,
Trinic

Last edited by Trinic; 12-07-2002 at 11:46 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 11:51 PM   #4
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this is what may be the problem, what does it mean

Quote:
i used a program suggested in another thread which worked fine.

there are lots of disk images available, you might need to try more of them

also is the floppy 1.4 or 1.68

some drives may have a problem
 
Old 12-08-2002, 08:36 AM   #5
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3 1/2 (1.4) Floppy...

The reason i used the program was to not have to put the images on the floppies and boot them because to be honest i dont understand what to do....

When booting into the floppy the program starts up and it offers u to boot in the CD-ROM which it did but then the setup didn't work very well there

So if anyone knows what i could do or could lead me step by step on using the download images

btw, i dont think the drive has problems cuz it has booted into the startup disks and others just fine

Thanx alot,
~Trinic
 
Old 12-08-2002, 10:44 AM   #6
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I think everyone needs to see more info about the box, specific hardware and also I belive that dave was trying to find out what "program" you are talking about. How did you make the boot disk? Did you use rawrite under windows, or dd under Linux?

I have installed Slack 8.1 on similar machines using a bare.i boot floppy with now problems. So it might have something to do with 1. a bad boot floppy or 2. non-standard hardware in that particular machine.
 
Old 12-10-2002, 06:54 PM   #7
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perhaps you install winlinux
 
Old 12-11-2002, 12:57 AM   #8
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ok, I gues your boot loader works, whatever it is

so why don't you just try a different kernel like lowmem.i
 
Old 12-11-2002, 06:04 AM   #9
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Yeah, that was my solution. Sounds like a bad sector on the CDROM. Try a different kernel.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 07:21 AM   #10
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alright thanx guys,
im gonna try the other kernel right now....
lowmem.i
after i find out what to do with it if its not on the cd?
lol
~Trinic

I told you i was a linux newbie
 
Old 12-11-2002, 07:34 AM   #11
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Are you sure you should be using Slackware? That's almost the exact opposite of a newbie distro
 
Old 12-11-2002, 08:17 AM   #12
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Slackwares fine for newbies ... if they want to find out how to use the command line interface (CLI). I'm working on an install (third go! - though I've had it up and running already) at the moment of Slackware8.1 on IBM Thinkpad 755cx (P75, 540MB hdd). It's not going particularly smoothly but I'm learning commands as I go and finding out fixes that will (I hope) ultimately help me get a grasp of how it all works and help with later installs.

So there :0)>

pbhj
 
Old 12-11-2002, 04:10 PM   #13
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When I setup X on Slack 8.1 I used xfree86setup

I have 46 different screen resolutions

Never heard of it before
 
Old 12-11-2002, 05:14 PM   #14
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Hey David,

Thanx for suggesting the lowmem.i,
It worked!

So now im at the screen...
"VFS: Insert root floppy disk to be loaded into RAM disk and press ENTER
_"

I can click enter til i get the root disk in there until i know how to make one...

THnx again,
~Trinic
 
Old 12-11-2002, 05:47 PM   #15
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alright hey guys...
i made all 5 rootdisks and ran em...and now it says:

Kernel Panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

What is that supposed to mean?
Thanx for the help

~Trinic
 
  


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