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Old 08-28-2002, 03:42 PM   #1
samboe
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Zipslack issues


Hello,
I am trying to get zipslack (8.0 or 8.1) installed on an old toshiba t4500c notebook. This is a 486 25mhz(?) with 4 megs of ram and a 120mb hd. It is currently running Dos 5.0 (maybe IBM dos, if that matters) and Win 3.1. I am having several problems that I would like to present.

First, when I unzip the thing, it has problems creating some of the deepest directories. I am assuming that this has to do with dos path length restrictions. I don't think these are critical programs (part of hamradio and ftape way down deep in the lib folder) so I either let them go, or copy the problem files into a higher directory so I can move them later once I get into linux. Does anyone know if this is a problem or if there is a way to make it work properly from the beginning?

Second, when I try to boot the 8.1 version, it loads init and then says it can't open rc.S then rc.K and then it trys to load agetty, respawns too fast and stops loading (5 min wait... I can post the exact error message if that is necessary). I've heard that I should reinstall to overcome this problem, but since it is just an unzip, and I've re-unzipped several times, it doesn't help. I wonder if perhaps since this is a new version, the bugs aren't worked out yet and one or more of these files has a coding error. Any thoughts?

And third, I deleted the 8.1 files and tried 8.0 instead and this time it loads ok all the way to the login and then when it gets there, the keyboard doesn't work. no ctrl-alt-del, no esc, no nothing.

Are these distros just too new for this system... should I try 7.1 or 4.0 or something. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Samboe
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:53 PM   #2
beerwulf
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Not that I'm running ZipSlack - yet - but according to:

http://www.slackware.com/zipslack/install.php


You need to use a 32-bit unzipper. Quote: "The DOS version of PKUNZIP will not work."
 
  


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