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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)
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?