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Old 03-28-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
Acidhigh
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Arrow Newbie Slackware 11 Help needed (Will get error message)


Well first I would like to say Hello to everyone. I'm sure you'll all be a great help.

I've had an HP Pavillon for over a year now, and have only got Ubuntu to work once using LiveCD. Anyways...

I decided to try Slackware, hoping I would learn so much from it. I have partitioned my HDD into 3 things:
  • C:\For Windows and pre-partitoned things
  • D:\For Hp_RECOVERY(Thank goddness for this.. saved me many times )
  • E:\For "shared Data" like music and torrents. I was hoping I could use this on Both OSes, so it's formatted as FAT32.
  • And lastly, about 30G (i know, its a tad big.. that I plan on using for Linux OSes. It's formatted as Ext2.

I actually installed Slackware onto the Linux Partition, but when LILO tried to run "Linux" at Startup, it gets pretty far into the procedure (when it finds peripherals i guess) until it hits a kernel panic error.
Additionally, during the boot of Linux, it gives all these choices for I suppose video settings. My native Resolution on the LCD is 1280x1024 and Refresh of 60Hz. I also have a NVIDIA 6200 series card installed.

I have some possible solutions to this problem:
  • Re-burn the Slackware DVD at a slower speed.
  • Re-install completely Slackware (already have done this twice, but maybe someone here will tell me better settings for it (like kernels)
  • Ask for help with a Slackware boot CD, because I tried to find info on it in the web book, but only found how to make a diskette.
  • Changing BIOS to start with onboard Graphics instead of starting on NVIDIA

I plan to find specs of my computer and find the point where kernel panic happens and post it.

Thanks,
Richie.

[EDIT] I just found these specs for my computer. Hope this is all everyone needs!

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Memory (RAM): 1016 MB
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU Speed: 2992.3 MHz
Sound card: Realtek HD Audio rear output
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
:
Network Adapters: Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: F: HP DVD Writer 740b | G: IDE-DVD DROM6216
:
COM Ports: COM3
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 61.9GB | D: 8.0GB | E: 87.0GB I also have a Ext2 partiion, but Windows doesn't like it.
Hard Disks - Free: C: 25.7GB | D: 935.2MB | E: 68.5GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
:
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: EG136AA-ABA a1240n
:
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: ATAT COMPATIBLE 090605 A M I 9000506
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. Goldfish3
Modem: Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem

Last edited by Acidhigh; 03-28-2007 at 08:44 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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I would reinstall the OS if for any reason to change ext2 to ext3... that's me, though. If you don't you can use the install cd and enter setup just like you did to change settings or you can use chroot to get access to your unusable system. chroot lets you use a folder or partition as if it were the 'root' of your drive... so commands you execute pertain to whichever tree you "change" to "root." It's not necessarily fun for a newb though but I'd be happy to help if I can.

If you reinstall or you go with the installCD route you'll want to install the huge26.s kernel. I just bought and put together a brand new setup and I was still able to install Slackware with huge26.s

Once you get that kernel panic error we can go further. I highly doubt that it's got anything to do with your Nvidia card. You won't get anything that'll really need nvidia until you get into the system and set up the X server. It can be a little annoying having to set things up "manually" from the command line at first but what you learn by doing it will go miles and miles and miles down linux road. By web book I think you mean the Slackware Essentials book. If it isn't, then go to that link and read up. You'll get something usable in no time. That wireless might be funky, though, but not impossible.

Welcome to Slackware and LQ, by the way. You will learn many things. Let us know how you make out!
 
Old 03-28-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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You've supplied alot of good information, but ...
Quote:
... when LILO tried to run "Linux" at Startup, it gets pretty far into the procedure (when it finds peripherals i guess) until it hits a kernel panic error.
What does the kernel panic error say?

Here's some Slackware references just in case you find them helpful:

"Slackware Linux Essentials"
http://www.slackbook.org/html/index.html

"Slackware Linux CD-ROM Installation HOWTO"
http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...lackware-HOWTO
 
Old 03-28-2007, 09:53 PM   #4
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Smile

Thanks for the fast replies.

it's getting late for me right now, I have to go to bed soon.

I'm going to reburn the DVD tomorrow, change the format of Ext2 to Ext3 and find that kernel panic syncing timeout thing tomorrow.

Thanks in Advanced.
-Richie
 
Old 03-29-2007, 07:34 PM   #5
Acidhigh
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OK, so i used the huge26 kernel and everything started out fine! I'll post later if something occurs.

[EDIT] Ok, now there's a problem, LILO only started out once. Then when i chose to rune "Windows" It goes into the HP Recovery! Now LILO doesnt start up, it goes stright to Windows!

Also, how do i get out of the text login and go to the desktop like on the screenshots? <--A noob question?

Last edited by Acidhigh; 03-29-2007 at 07:46 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 08:41 PM   #6
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Quote:
Then when i chose to rune "Windows" It goes into the HP Recovery! Now LILO doesnt start up, it goes stright to Windows!
Sounds like you misconfigured /etc/lilo.conf for which partitions are what OS.
Quote:
C:\For Windows and pre-partitoned things
D:\For Hp_RECOVERY(Thank goddness for this.. saved me many times )
E:\For "shared Data" like music and torrents. I was hoping I could use this on Both OSes, so it's formatted as FAT32.
And lastly, about 30G (i know, its a tad big.. that I plan on using for Linux OSes. It's formatted as Ext2.
I'm not sure if you said you had a IDE, SATA, or SCSI hard drive, but I'll presume IDE. So, if your C: drive is the first partition, D: is second, and so forth, then your partions probably look like this:
Code:
/dev/hda1 -> is your C:
/dev/hda2 -> is your D:
/dev/hda3 -> is your E:
/dev/hda4 -> is Linux
Here's a good install example with lots of pictures:

"Installing Slackware Linux"
http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...?postid=311808
 
Old 03-29-2007, 09:39 PM   #7
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I love pictures! Let me try this and get back to you.

-Richie
 
  


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