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Old 01-24-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
dpp777
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Slackware 12.2 Installation Issue


I am attempting to install slackware 12.2 on a Dell Latitude D830 laptop. I downloaded the iso images and burned them on a CD. I put disc 1 in to the cd rom and restarted the computer (from windows XP). After reboot I get an error message saying it could not boot linux, with a BOOT: prompt. I tried typing in hugesmp.s still get a failed message. At this point I'm not really sure what to do, and haven't had much luck searching google. Any links, tips, or tricks would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-24-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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Did you burn the cd as and iso (as opposed to a data cd/dvd)? Did you verify the download with an md5sum?
 
Old 01-24-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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to burn the CDS I did the create disc from image, when opening the CDs for browsing on XP I can access and view all the files just fine. The disc verification did verify alright.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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Could you reproduce the EXACT error message that you receive? Is there a boot manager installed on your machine?
 
Old 01-24-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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Sadly that was the error message BOOT: linux failed. BOOT: hence my confusion....
However, I got it here, bmarx you were on the right track. The ISOs I downloaded were fine, however, something apparently was goofy with the burn software I used to write the image (NCH Express Burn) to disc. After installing new burn software and using that to burn the iso, it appears that I am off to the races. Thank you for all your help!
 
  


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