Well My name is Milen, and I'm kind of new to Linux - I mean that have used it from time to time, but being a student was keeping me close to Win. Now I've finished my education and I want to learn Linux. I have used some distributions like SUSE Live 9.1 - with this one I started, than Knoppix, Debian - for short time and finaly slackware. I use Slackware since 2006. I'm far from being EXPERT or any kind of professional at linux. I was using Slackware 11 to teach myself and learn how to do thing with Linux. And besides it was light enough to run on my bad-sectored HDD.
Now there is Slackware 12 and I want to try it. I've downloaded it and burned it on DVD. First I've installed it on my old TEST machine:
AMD Athlon 1800+
QDI Kudoz 7 333 Motherboard
GeForce FX 5500 128 mb Vdeo
40Gb + 30Gb HDD
It worked just fine. I Have Windows Xp on 40 Gb HDD and on the other one I've put Slackware 12.
then I decide to put it on my New PC:
(On 200 Gb I have Win XP, and I want to use 160 IDE HDD foro Slackware)
Athlon AM2 x2 3800+
Jetway MB JM2A692-GHG GIGALAN/8CH/VGA
2x 512 DDR2 800Mhz
200 Gb Samsung 8 Mb SATA2
160 Gb Seagate IDE
And there was the problem.
I hit ENTER on bthe BOOT prompt and the instalation began, but suddenly freezed at this text: NET Registered protocol family 2.
I've decide to try the other choise: HUGE.S and it freezed at: Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled.
I've read all over the google and the net.... I updated my BIOS to newer version, but no effect, then I start looking at my bios settings - no effect. I put extra parameter: acpi=noirq and acpi=off - NO EFFECT.
there are the 2 photographs of the screen at those links:
if they can be at any help.
At this moment I'm wondering to install Slackware 11 and then to upgrade it to 12, but I'M NEW TO LINUX and it will be hard...
can you give me please some advice how to install slackware 12 on my NEW machine?