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Old 05-29-2007, 04:45 PM   #16
slackhack
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if you like slax, get slackware and try to install that. report your errors and tell us what kind of hardware you have and we'll try to help you. ease up on the frustration talk though. no one's going to want to help you with that attitude. calm down and take it one step at a time.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 04:45 PM   #17
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Oh man I listed the errors in the first post Let me see. I have 256MB Of RAM. I'm using a laptop DELL Latitude. It has a pentium 4 and a 20 gig HD It uses Nvidia integrated video GForce. The errors say....;([197.112000] buffer I/O error on device fD0. logical block 0)..... and the other is ([235.216000] buffer I/O error on device fD0. logical block 0)
 
Old 05-29-2007, 04:47 PM   #18
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Ok is slakware a installable OS That will boot from the HD?
 
Old 05-29-2007, 04:52 PM   #19
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fd0 is your floppy drive (or lack of one). maybe it's something in your bios settings to do with the floppy. what's the model number of the laptop.

yes, slackware is an installable OS that you can install and will boot from the HD. slax is based on slackware, which is why i recommended it. from one perspective it's not the easiest, but in your situation it might actually work better, esp since you like slax.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 04:55 PM   #20
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Ok going on a mission for slackware be back in a but thanks for all your help sorry to be a DONKEY! I appriciate all your feed back and could use all the help I can get. I won't be a DONKEY anymore I swear. I do have to say though It got the attention I was looking for though LOL! It's the only post that's been any sort of help to me at all. Peace!
 
Old 05-29-2007, 04:58 PM   #21
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no, you're getting help now because you calmed down a little bit. so don't start again or you'll most likely be on your own.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 04:58 PM   #22
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YES YES I love slax it's fast and does what I want it to. I'm not sure what the model # IS unfortunately Oh never mind pp01x is the number. Ok fd0 would explain the fact that I do not have one at all. Do I need to turn off the floppy drive in the bios perhaps?
 
Old 05-29-2007, 05:07 PM   #23
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Exclamation

Take a deep breath...relax. It's good that you're excited, and it's understandable that you're also frustrated.

Before posting any new topics, please read this article:

How To Ask Questions the Smart Way by Eric S. Raymond.

Mr. Raymond is a well-known author in the Linux world, and at this point in your 'Linux-life', this may just be his most important peice of literature.

It will make your life here much, much easier.


sleepy
 
Old 05-29-2007, 06:29 PM   #24
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You know, I hate people who reply to any sort of post like this with any sort of helpful advice. It just encourages others to do the same.

For what little it's worth, I'm never going to reply to any questions by tekkid. Ever. On any forum. Naturally, that already included all of his other posts. I encourage everyone else to do the same.

Of course, the solution for tekkid is quite simple--he just simply registers a different username after changing his ways. That's fine by me, and I'll reply with advice to the new identity as long as I never find out about it.

BTW, tekkid, the reason you didn't get any helpful replies about Trix Box is because it's obscure and not many know about it. In contrast, Slax is far better known, and Ubuntu far better known than Slax.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 06:41 PM   #25
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Ok woops sorry i FOUND IT

Ok give me a break eh! Please. I want to be a contributing member to the LINUX community and we all have to start somewhere right? Any way If I really have to go through all the trouble of changing my identity so be it but I don't think that should be necessary. I'm back in my original post and I'll stay there IGNORE all others PLEASE I'm an idiot what can I say. Where can I find an ISO For SLACKWARE?
 
Old 05-29-2007, 06:48 PM   #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IsaacKuo
You know, I hate people who reply to any sort of post like this with any sort of helpful advice.
and i hate people who hate people.


oops, a recursive formula, look what you've done to me, Gnu.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 06:53 PM   #27
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I actually appreciate that you're sorry for being rude. Really, I do. I can't stress enough how much appreciate your repentance. You have no idea how many people come in here being rude like you, but then laugh at us for being fooled into helping them.

It's the OTHER people who I'm mad at, for encouraging those people who--unlike you--aren't sorry at all.

Believe me, you won't miss my assistance. I'm just one guy out of thousands of helpful people here. Heck, you won't miss me AT ALL if you use Slackware, since I'm not familiar with Slackware. I'm just sticking to a principle. That's all--nothing personal.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 07:01 PM   #28
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Ok figuring this forum buisness out

SORRY everyone! I deleted all other benign threads posted by me to clear up my idiocy. If I could figure out how to change the name to this thread I would I understand MR. Haters POINT. Any way It seems that slackware is GIMUNGUS and twill take a long time to DL and a while to burn to a disk which from reading I'll need a DVD to get it all in one disk. Do you Have any other Ideas for a good starting linux that might work for me. This is what I've tried so far. UBUNTU, it just won't work for me I don't know what the problem is. BINTOO I think I'm having the same problem as UBUNTU. SLAX and you all know IT ROCKS but cannot be installed. Trix Box which is CentOS I believe but I don't think there is much help there for me right now. I need something small simple and installable. I don't care how user friendly it is or isn't I can figure it out it's the installation process I'm having trouble with. What about KNOPPIX? Should I give it a try or what?
 
Old 05-29-2007, 07:07 PM   #29
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Hmph

Well I thought I deleted all the other threads but it appears that they are still here. SORRY about that. wish I could remove them. OH WELL LESSON LEARNED. Mistake worth making!
 
Old 05-29-2007, 07:38 PM   #30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tekkid12052
Trying to install UBUNTU! it seems to me no matter what distro I try to install there is some PROBLEM. I'd like to like LINUX but I'm beginning to think it's PURE GARBAGE.Trying desparately to just install any distro at this point. UBUNTU, I boot from the cd and the first message is ([197.112000] buffer I/O error on device fD0. logical block 0)..... and the other is ([235.216000] buffer I/O error on device fD0. logical block 0)..... Ok so it boots after that but takes forever I MEAN FOREVER! So it's working live and I try to use the internet It takes FOREVER! I try to install 6 hours later it is only on step 3 of 7 and gets hung up in the partitions. I spent 48 straight hours trying to install never got past step 4. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???? Does any one know?
Pleaase you are using UBUNTU which is nto a reference in LINUX at all.(damn buggy distro)
 
  


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