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Old 01-01-2005, 08:08 PM   #16
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Well, so far I have tried Nero and Adaptec Easy CD Creator, both in Windows, and Gnome Toast in Linux. None of them have worked, so I am currently downloading from a different mirror. I _really_ hope these work.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 08:28 PM   #17
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Download through bitTorrent because it verifies the files during downloading.

When using ISO images always verify them with md5sum utility before using them. If you use BitTorrent, you can skip the step.

Yes, writing at a lower speed is a lot better than going at the fastest speed the drive can write at. I always set my writing speed as low as my drive can handle. If you want to know why slower is better, its the distortion or the wabbling that occurs at high RPM. Faster the RPM, the more wabbling occurs and the more distorted the dots and dashes are.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 09:56 AM   #18
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So, if the lowest available speed is 1x, should I burn at that?
 
Old 01-02-2005, 11:52 AM   #19
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yes...just try that.

btw. : are those cd's r/w ?
i don't trust them . 10 x rewrite or so and then it's nogood anymore.

( well....local supermarket brand.... )

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Old 01-03-2005, 06:45 PM   #20
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No, I am using CD-Rs. However, I did find out, in a fit of frustration, how to get to the other three consoles in the Slackware boot (the same as in RedHat, who would have guessed?) Anyway, I saw an error that it had spit back at me, and it said basically:

"/dev/hdb3 [where I am trying to install Slackware] could not be mounted [or something like that]
Bad fs type, bad superblock, or too many file systems mounted"

I tried formatting it as both ext2 and ext3, and neither work. But in any case, it is now obvious, since I have gotten the same error with a different iso set, that it is not a media problem.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 07:27 PM   #21
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If it matters, on my first hard drive, I have my windows 'C' drive, then my windows 'E' drive, then I think next is my RedHat boot partition, then my RedHat '/' partition. And the 'E' drive is one of those stupid windows "extended partitions".

For my second hard drive, I have my windows 'D' drive, then my Linux swap partition, and then a big Linux partition, where I want to install Slackware.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 07:59 PM   #22
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well...can you boot RH. and from there do a filesystem-check ?
i think it should check even when there's nothing on it.

and have you formatted them with bad-block checking ?

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Old 01-04-2005, 03:00 PM   #23
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I will try fsck'ing in RedHat. I did indeed format the partition with bad block checking, but... yeah.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:05 PM   #24
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So, this is basically what happens. I do not really know how to read this, but with things like "15/2252160" I would have to guess there is a problem. Or asm I just reading it wrong?

[root@localhost root]# fsck.ext2 -b -n /dev/hdb3
e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
/dev/hdb3: clean, 15/2252160 files, 70544/2251108 blocks

Oh, BTW, what is the maximum number of filesystems that can be mounted at one time in Linux?
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:48 PM   #25
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there are no errors.
have you tried to mount it in RH ?

(...and i don't know if there's a maximum )

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Old 01-06-2005, 02:02 PM   #26
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I have not tried that, but it does sound like a good idea. I shall give it a try.
By the way, what do all of those numbers mean from the fsck output?
 
Old 01-06-2005, 03:39 PM   #27
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Ok, the troublesome Linux partition mounted successfully as ext2, and I cd'd to it, and ls output went as follows:
dev lost+found winC winD

winC and winD were mount points for my two fat32 partitions I have, which I specified during Slackware installation. What should I do? I suppose I could try simply reformatting the part again during installation. Would I be safer going with ext3?
 
Old 01-06-2005, 03:49 PM   #28
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if it mounts in RH. , it should also mount in any other distro so it's ok.
you can just reformat at install.

and for the filesystem....i always use ext3, but any fs. will do.
maybe do some reading on that topic about pro's and con's of any choice....

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Old 01-06-2005, 03:52 PM   #29
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Alright, I will give it a try.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 05:15 PM   #30
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Whoooo! It installed! I am so happy! Oh, wait... problem. How do I configure LILO to boot Slackware? I have never had any experience with it, because RedHat did it for me at installation. LILO is installed to my RH partition.
 
  


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