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Old 01-06-2006, 10:59 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by tuxrules
I don't understand that.

What does that mean? You have to create at least two partitions a root ("/") and a swap. Create the two partitions with cfdisk, start the installer and select the relevant partition for / and swap.

Tux,
I've created those partitions and still same error


Primary : '/'
Swap (/dev/sda5)
logical : Linux (/home)
logical : Linux (/opt)
logical : Linux (/usr)




After installation I still got KERNEL PANIC error.

Edit : Maybe the error cause of that I didn't understand how to do extended partition like this?
http://www.bitbenderforums.com/~grog...14_fdisk12.gif

(in the pic, /dev/hda3)

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Old 01-06-2006, 11:17 AM   #17
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googled it up

what can you understand from this guys?
http://www.slackwarehelp.org/about22...21e5092bbac127


EDIT : Oh my god... maybe there's a problem with the complimation of that (test26.s) kernel?

Weird ++

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Old 01-06-2006, 11:28 AM   #18
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Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by XavierP

It becomes a lot easier after you have done it a few times and then you'll wonder why the gui way is considered better
It only takes one GUI/menu driven install for most people to wonder why the command line install is considered better....
 
Old 01-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #19
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You probably didn't install the modules package after you installed using the test26.s kernel. Read up on the release notes of slackware 10.2 in the link below.

http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub.../RELEASE_NOTES

Did you configure you lilo properly?

Tux,
 
Old 01-06-2006, 12:00 PM   #20
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I don't get it. I use Linux for some time now, and I never found more of a friendly installer. I guess even Debian has a more difficult one... All you have to do is read the descriptions, know a little something-something about linux and go. Hmm...
 
Old 01-06-2006, 12:38 PM   #21
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you just find new things every day

Quote:
Also, the kernel module packages for 2.6.13 are not part
of the standard installation, so if you install using the test26.s
kernel you'll have to install those packages when you're done.
They can be found under testing/packages/linux-2.6.13/ (or ISO
number two under /linux-2.6.13), the alsa-driver and
kernel-modules packages.
Well How can I install the modules after I've finished installation and rebooted then it did kernel error?
There is no where I can think of that I can install it from.... :S
since there's no prompt
 
Old 01-06-2006, 12:49 PM   #22
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try booting using the first install cd. Once at the boot prompt

try
Code:
test26.s root=/dev/sdX noinitrd
replace sdX with your device.

Tux,
 
Old 01-06-2006, 02:07 PM   #23
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Quote:
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try booting using the first install cd. Once at the boot prompt

try
Code:
test26.s root=/dev/sdX noinitrd
replace sdX with your device.

Tux,
you mean, root partition?
/dev/sda1?
 
Old 01-06-2006, 02:51 PM   #24
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Quote:
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you mean, root partition?
/dev/sda1?
Yup...whatever is your root partition.

Tux,
 
Old 01-06-2006, 07:29 PM   #25
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thanks man...

well.. after I've done that I had a little error (it said to insert ro after the /dev/sda2 [root]) so I did, and it worked well...

Got into login textual screen, okish.
then it got to like-console screen... which is weird, cause i thought it will do automatically startx... anyways I did "Startx" then it got up (as root, so far, since I havn't "adduser/useradd" yet)...

Mouse wasn't working, at all... I think I've managed to select the right 1, but it didn't work.

Anyway : it's Mx518 - Logitech,
Usb, but I've used the convert since it didn't work at first time with usb, so now it's on ps/2 (because of the converter).

Any tips on how to get a mouse working without a mouse?


[also alsa didn't seemed to be installed, but... 1 step at a time... I think I will google it up alone I don't want to bother you more... you're great!!!]
 
Old 01-06-2006, 07:39 PM   #26
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press ctrl+alt+bksp to kill X. I take it you ran xorgconfig since X is up and running? did you select the correct mouse? open xorg.conf and look for the mouse make sure it is ps2 if you are using the adapter.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 08:08 PM   #27
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press ctrl+alt+bksp to kill X. I take it you ran xorgconfig since X is up and running? did you select the correct mouse? open xorg.conf and look for the mouse make sure it is ps2 if you are using the adapter.
hmm how can I do that?

in the screen before i do "startx"?
where's xorg.conf located?
 
Old 01-06-2006, 08:14 PM   #28
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If you have already typed startx, then to stop it and drop back to the prompt, you would press ctrl+alt+bksp. then you, as root, would type
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf <-(i think it's there on slack, use tab)
then type
ctrl+w /dev/mouse
at this point, you should be at the input section for the mouse. Check and make sure everything looks right.

It might just be easier though to rerun xorgconfig and do it through that.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 08:59 PM   #29
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If you have already typed startx, then to stop it and drop back to the prompt, you would press ctrl+alt+bksp. then you, as root, would type
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf <-(i think it's there on slack, use tab)
then type
ctrl+w /dev/mouse
at this point, you should be at the input section for the mouse. Check and make sure everything looks right.

It might just be easier though to rerun xorgconfig and do it through that.
Thanks, I will try it tommorrow...
Anyways, Now after I've finished, is there other distrib, you recommend?

I want it setup to support mouse, sata, and as much as possible... unlike that slacky ;]]
 
Old 01-06-2006, 09:03 PM   #30
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also alsa didn't seemed to be installed, but... 1 step at a time... I think I will google it up alone I don't want to bother you more... you're great!!
Alsa is muted by default in Slackware. While as root, do

Code:
alsaconf
After running, alsaconf, run
Code:
alsamixer
and turn up the volume bars using arrow keys, if you see any of them muted, press "m" on the keyboard to unmute. Once done, store the alsa settings with
Code:
alsactl store
Try to play any music file to test your settings

Code:
mpg321 /path/to/your/mp3file.mp3
You should be all set with that.

Slackware does not do a few things other gui-based distro seem to do out-of-the-box:
1. Alsa is muted
2. You are dropped to text console after the install...which means the user has to configure the xserver.

***mpg321 is a command line mp3 player***
 
  


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