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Old 04-01-2003, 07:55 PM   #1
Star3132
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Red face Installation Boot Problems


Hello,
I am trying to install Slackware 9.0 on my Gateway computer. I put the CD in and boot from it. About five seconds after boot, I get a screen full of rolling text looking something like this..

[<000039a>][<000039a>][<000039a>][<000039a>][<000039a>][<000039a>]

There are six columns, and the first few numbers are always zeroes, but the latter characters change rapidly. I think I saw something about VGA error on boot, but I might have read wrong as it only appears for an instant. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks in advance.

-Anthony

Computer Configuration:
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Gateway Select 1000
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz (Not Over-Clocked)
640 MB RAM
40.0 Gig IDE Hard Drive
6 Gig IDE Hard Drive
1 Gig SCSI Drive
ATI TV-Wonder TV Tuner Card
Efficient SpeedStream 3060 PCI DSL Adapter
Linksys LNE-100TX NIC Card
SoundBlaster Live! Sound Card
Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI Controller
NVidia GeForce 2 MX-400 32 Meg
IDE CD/RW Drive (Philips)
IDE CD/RW Drive (Lite-On)
 
Old 04-02-2003, 12:31 AM   #2
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hmmm...did you run md5checksum on the ISOs? might be an error on the disk. I'd check google for similar errors with your graphics card and 9.0
 
Old 04-02-2003, 02:15 AM   #3
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Just for good measure, I would redownload the iso and burn again at a slower rate. A bad burn can do weird things sometimes. I went through 2 or 3 CDs due to bad burn for Slackware 8.1. Hope this helps.
 
  


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