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Old 01-31-2002, 11:36 AM   #1
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slackware 8.0 madness!


:smash:

ok so this is how it goes... i partition my hard drive into 4 partions...
/ = 250mb
swap = 100mb
/home = 100mb
/usr = 700mb

ok so now all is fine and dandy until i try to install... ok here is what happens i select expert as i only have 700 mb of space to work with and a full install is 2gigs... the packadges i chose to install where only the required ones.... so halfway through the installation my computer just reboots for no aparent reason! wtf is wront? did my hd fill up or something?


what should i install to make it as compact as possible?

by the way lol the installation randomly reboots at a different time... (no predicting it)

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Old 01-31-2002, 01:58 PM   #2
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You may just be filling the partition up too fast at different points. With so little space, having 4 different partitions may not be the "best" idear. If you have alot of RAM you may get away with a 50meg swap, but for now, a 100 is nice and take the rest which is 1.05Gigs and make it the root ( / ) partition and try installing that way. Depending on the packages you install, you'll notice their size as they install, and some quite large. If you install the kernel source itself you lose well over 100Megs right there. It's something to try and although some people consider it "unorthodox", it is safe.
 
Old 01-31-2002, 02:22 PM   #3
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ok i tried putting everything into 2 partitions...
swap = 100mb
root = 1.05gigs

i have 32 mb of ram...

now it crashed again when installing the first set of packadges...

here is a list of packadges i am installing:

Base Linux
Program Development
Faq lists
Networking
X windows
X applications

i am installing under expert and only installing the parts of the packadges that slackware deams necessary! arghhh its driving me mad!

:smash:

i would also like to add that just a couple seconds ago the POS p133 reset while i was using cfdisk... what is up with that is my computer broken? could it be my cd? my bootdisks???

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Old 01-31-2002, 06:25 PM   #4
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I'd have to say it looks like you have a hardware problem.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 02:27 PM   #5
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I'd have to say it looks like you have a hardware problem.
Just posting to say that I concurr. It is possible to have a bad disk, but the signs are pointing to something failing soon more than likely.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 07:24 PM   #6
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Did you check the ball bearings in the muffler?
 
Old 02-01-2002, 08:47 PM   #7
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I don't think it's going to be a poorly burned CD. I have just such a Slack CD, and it installs almost fine. If the error occurs towards the end of the CD, then all that happens is that it says 'cant install package xxxx' and then moves on. If the error is earlier than the packages, then I doubt if it would even run far enough to allow you to install packages.

Here's a thought. Have you tried connecting your 1.12Gb harddisk to your current machine (the one you use to access the internet), and install it in that machine, then put the harddisk back into the lower-spec machine?
 
Old 02-02-2002, 10:14 PM   #8
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I would guess Hardware problem.

I had an odd problem something like this in the past. I could create all my file systems and during a copy my system would freeze. Sometimes it would happen right away and sometimes it would take a while. I finally could reproduce the problem by doing a block check on the hd with 'mke2fs -c'. It would fail every time. I traced the problem to an incompatablity with my Promise ATA100 card and the Seagate HD.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-03-2002, 02:38 PM   #9
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well i have tried to install slack 7.0 and turbo linux 6.0 just incase it was a software problem and still no luck...

it will edit this post latter on and add my hardware info... thx for trying to help me out... im beginning to think my hd might have a lot of bad sectors
 
Old 02-04-2002, 06:49 AM   #10
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I've had an install crash at random intervals twice before. The first time I just made sure everything was secure (i.e. I pressed the RAM and PCI cards in to make sure they were alright), that fixed that problem. The second time, it still didn't work after pressing everything, and it turns out the CPU fan wasn't on properly.

HTH

glj
 
Old 02-04-2002, 06:58 AM   #11
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A dodgy stick of ram can cause problems too.
 
  


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