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Old 09-01-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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help needed installing slackware 12.1


Ok , i managed to make the dvd to boot. now i have another problem...
i get the message that boot failed,all of the time. sometimes it boots,but when i am asked what to boot,it just restarts by itself....what should i do?

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Is your system set to try to boot from the DVD drive first? Did you burn the ISO as "an image", rather than as a regular file? Did you verify the MD5/SHA1 sum of the file you downloaded?
 
Old 09-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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Did you burn it as an iso image?
Copying it alone will not suffice


You must adjust bios to boot from dvd/cd.
Make cdrom the 1st bootable device
Did you check the md5sum or shasum?

If it is yes to all, post the details of your hardware
 
Old 09-01-2008, 12:23 PM   #4
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i have adjusted bios to boot from cd,yes.

i dont know how to check md5sum or shasum . .

i dont know how to burn is as an iso image,but at the options of nero it had the icon of a dvd and the word iso next to it,and i chose it .. if thats what you mean

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:30 PM   #5
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i dont know how to check md5sum.
If you're using Windows, you can download MD5summer and use it to check that the checksum it generates matches the one given for the file (there should be a file containing the correct MD5 sum at the place where you downloaded the ISO).

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i dont know how to burn is as an iso image,but at the options of nero it had the icon of a dvd and the word iso next to it,and i chose it .. if thats what you mean
Not sure about this, as I don't use Nero. I assume there's a "burn image" option somewhere in the menu, though. If you view the contents of the DVD, do you see a single file (i.e. the ISO image), or various files and directories? If the former, then you've done it wrong.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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i got really confused .. is there a guide on how to verify the MD5/SHA1 sum of the file i downloaded??

also, what is the easiest way to burn the dvd in the right way?

thnx
 
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:04 AM   #8
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Ok , i managed to make the dvd to boot. now i have another problem...
i get the message that boot failed,all of the time. sometimes it boots,but when i am asked what to boot,it just restarts by itself....what should i do?
 
Old 09-03-2008, 12:50 PM   #9
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Ok , i managed to make the dvd to boot. now i have another problem...
i get the message that boot failed,all of the time. sometimes it boots,but when i am asked what to boot,it just restarts by itself....what should i do?
Please post exact error messages.
 
Old 09-03-2008, 03:55 PM   #10
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Ok , i managed to make the dvd to boot. now i have another problem...
i get the message that boot failed,all of the time. sometimes it boots,but when i am asked what to boot,it just restarts by itself....what should i do?
You checked the md5sum as suggested? Was the checksum OK?

If the iso md5 is ok then you should try 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

This will check the download iso with the known md5sum that you also get with the iso when downloaded.

As for nero in M$ you do have a burn image option. That is what you want to do is to burn the image to the cd/dvd. The image file is the iso image that you downloaded.
 
  


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