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Old 07-12-2002, 11:46 PM   #1
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lOading spec packet failed


I don't know what to do....

----------------------<error message>----------------------------
isolinux 1.67 2002-02-03 isolinux: lOading spec packet failed, trying to wing it
...
isolinux: Failed to locate cd-rom device; boot failed.
----------------------</error message>----------------------------

I am trying to install Slackware 8.1 using a bootable cd, please point me in the right direction

Thanks, Dan
 
Old 07-13-2002, 01:56 PM   #2
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Possible reasons:
1) Bad cd (if you've downloaded it yourself, check the sum www.md5summer.org)
2) Not detected cd (possible only with VERY old machines).
 
Old 07-13-2002, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thanks,

is 7 years old really old?
Not sure what this program does?

~Dan
 
Old 07-14-2002, 05:35 AM   #4
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7 years old? It's 1995, right? What processor is it?
md5summer calculates sum of the image. In the directory you took image from there should be MD5SUM file, with correct sum. If the two differ, there was a transmission error. NOTE: md5summer is for Windows (In Linux you use md5sum).
 
Old 07-25-2002, 10:16 AM   #5
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The I have burned a couple cds and all of them give me the same error. The iso files check out ok when I run that md5sum program.

I am pretty sure the error is with the hardware. Any suggestions? I will try using floppies again, maybe that will work.

~Dan
 
  


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