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Old 05-31-2005, 05:58 AM   #1
krugersy
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Question Installation hangs, please help


When booting up the Slackware 10 installation you get the option to continue with or without special parameters.
I have tried both, but every time the installation hangs on "hde: attached ide-disk driver".
I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 drive.
Is there anything that I need to do or change to get this right?
I have tried Red Hat 9, Fedora 2, and now Slackware 10, but every time I end up having problems with the installation.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
 
Old 05-31-2005, 07:20 AM   #2
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I wish I could be more help, having just gotten a Slack 10 install up on my system, but I actually had *no* problems.

My "hardware" antenna pegs on this problem. I did find this post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04/09/2/216408
in the archives on this site, so there is some groundwork for you there.

If you're running multiple hard drives, you might want to check the jumper settings, see what's master and slave and whatnot. Everything I found on googling your error message discusses multiple hard drives and RAID. Looks like a hairy mess - glad I didn't have it!

Good luck!
 
Old 05-31-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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Thanks

Thank you for the answer and the link.

It looks like I will have to wait until my old PC is back from the shop and then try and install linux on that PC.
Hopefully that will be easier.
One concern I do have is the amount of posts that are placed for problems regarding Linux, or is this due to people changing?

I will eventually get Linux installed.

Thanks
 
Old 06-05-2005, 12:58 AM   #4
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One concern I do have is the amount of posts that are placed for problems regarding Linux, or is this due to people changing?
LOL! If you only knew! The reason you see so many people posting about difficulties installing Linux is because you're *allowed* to see all the problems! Other operating systems are even harder. Macintosh comes installed on the machine at the factory. You're never allowed to see the process. Microsoft usually comes on the box when you buy it. As one who has installed Windows from the CD, I guarantee you it's even *worse* than Linux. I currently have hardware on my dual-boot machine which Linux recognized instantly (just as if it were "plug-n-play"!) while Windows *still* gives me a "new-hardware-detected...what-is-this-thing-anyway"? dialog every time I start it...even after installing the special drivers supplied by the hardware maker specifically for Window's consumption!

(I'll never forget the *last* time I attempted to install Windows. I did it from the CD-Rom, it came up...and immediately declared the CD-Rom device it had just come from was unrecognizable! I could install nothing else because Windows refused to acknowledge the CD drive existed, no matter how many drivers I tried to download into it! In between Windows Explorer bombing with Illegal Exception Errors, that is...)

What happens when you need help with a problem with Windows? Can you guess? That's right, "Pay-per-Incident", some $95.00 fee for trying (often unsuccessfully) to get MS to fix the problem they put there in the first place. To use this, you have to sign some form of Nondisclosure...otherwise, somebody else might benefit from your experience instead of paying their own $95.00. Thus, they're never allowed to see the process!

Here is a classic article comparing ops systems:
http://www.spack.org/wiki/InTheBegin...TheCommandLine
the best education per line read you ever found. I still re-read this every couple of months, it's quite enjoyable!

See, Linux doesn't pretend to be a magic spell or a magical fairyland, like other consumer products. They don't compete in a business sense (and in a Zen-like way, they are *gaining* in the competitive market for that reason!), so for perhaps the first time in your life, you're getting the straight story on a product and not the fairy-tale version from the Marketing&P.R. department.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 03:30 AM   #5
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Re: Thanks

Quote:
Originally posted by krugersy
One concern I do have is the amount of posts that are placed for problems regarding Linux, or is this due to people changing?
Yes, Either way its good for us.
1. People are changing -- means we have many friends.
2. Huge amount of discussions on problems on Linux -- We are learning.

Wish you good luck, I think as Hosiah stated, the problem may be with the Master and Slave drives. As I am a newbie myself, I can only wish you figure it out successfully or some one helps you soon.
 
  


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