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Old 05-12-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Slackware reboots


this is off a fresh install. It seems to happen randomly but almost always happens when using vi to edit something. In this case hosts.deny.

I don't know what other info to give so its a toshiba satellite laptop, core duo.

Anyone come across something like this?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ and Slackware!

Sounds like you need to run a memory test. Try 'memtest86'.

'SystemRescueCd' is a LiveCD that has the utility plus others that can be used.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 05-12-2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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I can understand why you'd think that but I just had ubuntu on it and that was working fine. it might have been a bad dvd as there were a couple errors on install.

ps thanks for the link.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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Hi,

Your original post didn't have all the information and your problem seemed to point to a memory problem. Yes, a bad md5sum or even a bad burn can cause you to have a bad install.

I would check the md5sum. If you downloaded the cd/dvd iso then be sure to check the md5sum for the original iso. From the cli;

Code:
~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5 

~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the iso md5 is ok then you should try 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

This will check the download iso with the known md5sum that you also get with the iso. If the sum check is not OK then you might need to slow down the burn.
 
  


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