LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
Kavon89
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Distribution: Knoppix (Live CD), Xubuntu (Live CD & PPC)
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy SLAX won't load on my Pentium 4


hey yall, im a newbie (but wanna become a pro) at linux, i wanna use Slackware as my first distro, b4 buyin Slackware, i downloaded the SLAX Live CD .iso, used Nero burning ROM 5.5 and did as it told me, i burned it to a CD-RW and i was ready to go. i go ahead and get it to boot the CD first in the bios, i poped it in and restarted, this is what happens next:

I see the nice logo for SLAX and it has the boot: prompt for less then 5 seconds, i do nothing so it loads normally. then it begins with all the black and white text, then it hits "the wall", it says

looking for data modules

well i sit there waiting for it to load it as it says, then i hear the CD drive spin down so i let it sit for another 5 mins, eat a snack, come back and it's still stuck on that line, i also notice i can type commands at that point, i try all kinds of em, like "skip, slax skip, slax startx" but it seems all i could do was just type stuff, and eventually i was forced to shut it off via holding the power button down, then i extract the cd (via emergency eject) and stick it back in when windows boots, to check out if the cds corrupt, it definatly didn't look like it, tho i found a module folder which was empty, and a few otehr folders which were empty too, is that bad? (as i type this i am downloading SLAX Kill Bill edition to see if that works)
any ideas?

****edit*****
the new download of SLAX Kill Bill edition didn't solve the problem what so ever, still says looking for modules and is stuck there for ever. any ideas?

Last edited by Kavon89; 01-18-2006 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
kilgoretrout
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,499

Rep: Reputation: 193Reputation: 193
Try typing this att the boot prompt:

slax acpi=off

Then hit Enter. There are more cheatcodes here FYI:

http://slax.linux-live.org/cheatcodes.php
 
Old 01-19-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
ethics
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Arch - Latest
Posts: 1,522

Rep: Reputation: 45
Also slackware is free (apart from bandwidth) if you want to download it

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
 
Old 01-19-2006, 01:11 PM   #4
Kavon89
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Distribution: Knoppix (Live CD), Xubuntu (Live CD & PPC)
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
i've tryed that cheatcode, didn't work :-( , and the site with all the other codes was the same site i got my .iso, and i printed out that cheatcode page. does any one now why it keeps saying

looking for modules

although the modules folder is empty, is there a way to disable the module search or sumthin?
 
Old 11-02-2006, 05:19 PM   #5
ramorris2006
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
killbill

did you log in u know with root then toor for password
im using kill bill too
 
Old 11-02-2006, 08:31 PM   #6
ph3ar
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
i had the same problem on my laptop, try creating and booting from the root flopy's and creating a boot disk with the image you want on it. then install off the cd

slackware is free
www.slackware.com/getslack
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xconfig: Pentium Pro or Pentium 4 odiseo77 Linux - Hardware 2 04-26-2005 07:57 PM
Using Pentium 4 software on a Pentium M. levicc00123 Linux - General 1 12-29-2004 10:26 AM
Slax sh0cker Slackware 5 12-25-2004 06:13 PM
Regarding Slax subaruwrx Slackware 3 12-22-2004 09:50 AM
Centrino? Pentium III or Pentium 4? amphibious Linux - Hardware 3 12-13-2003 02:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration