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Old 07-04-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
Alastoros
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Slackware issues!


I've recently purchased some older versions of Slackware because I've read some specific instances in which Slackware 96 was installed and used on a laptop machine that I was given by a friend of mine:aquired at no cost, NEC Versa 2430CD. Still, I really want to use the latest version of Slack, and I really wouldn't mind buying the prepackaged distro ( I love the way its marketed image looks) if I knew that I could get it to work on my machines. I have an IBM PS/ValuePoint with the following specifications: 100Mhz Pentium II processor with 64mb of system memory, 63mb of Extended Memory, a Cirrus Logic GD-5436/46 VGA vidwo Controller, Cache Size is 256KB, Mitsumi CD-ROM model no.CRMC-FX001DE. None of the boot disks that you issued with 10.1, or 7 have allowed me to use your OS on this machine, 3.1 is an acception though, I used the Sanyo.bat boot image and after a few patient tries, the system showed me the darkstar prompt. This allowed me to familiarize myself with some basic commands, i.e setup accounts, cat; but I want a GUI and to stay current. None of the boot images are working from either 10.1 or 7. Please Help.

Sincerely

Valo

Additionally:

After loading Slackware 7 on the NEC Versa (64mb ram, 48mb extended, 4g hard drive Pentium II) upon reboot I get some scarryness like
/etc/rc.d/rc.s: cat: command not found
/etc/rc.d/rc.s: cut: command not found
Then I get
'linux': unknown terminal type.
/etc/rc.d/rc.M: cat: command not found
/etc/rc.d/rc.M: cut: command not found
(none)
/etc/rc.d/rc.M: cat: command not found

after some more script I get
Welcome to Linux.
(none) login: I log in as root and get
(none):~#
From here, there's no startx, no kde, no cat. Please help

Last edited by Alastoros; 07-04-2005 at 07:12 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
scuzzman
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Please try posting the output of:
Code:
/usr/bin/ls -l /usr/bin
/usr/bin/echo $PATH
This will do 2 things:
1) Display the permissions on thing in /usr/bin - this output will be HUGE, only post some of it.
2) Display your $PATH enviroment variable - post the entire output of this.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
Alastoros
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Quote:
Originally posted by scuzzman
Please try posting the output of:
Code:
/usr/bin/ls -l /usr/bin
/usr/bin/echo $PATH
This will do 2 things:
1) Display the permissions on thing in /usr/bin - this output will be HUGE, only post some of it.
2) Display your $PATH enviroment variable - post the entire output of this.
Dear Scuzzman,
Thanks for your reply. The first code you prescribed yielded this:[CODE]
total 43260
drwxr-xr-x 2 root bin 20480 Sep 27 1999 ./
drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Aug 18 1999../
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 9480 Sep 25 1999 Esetroot*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 3740 Sep 25 1999 Etbg*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 1855 Sep 25 1999 Etcolors.sh*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 9492 Sep 25 1999 Eterm*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 846 Sep 25 1999 Eterm.sh*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 40474 Oct 16 1999 GnomeScott*
-rwxr-xr-x 1root mail 75968 Aug 19 1999 Mail*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 12602 Aug 19 1999 Pnews*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 6125 Aug 19 1999 Rnmail*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Jul 4 14:31 X11 -> /usr/X11R6/bin/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Jul 4 14:04 [ -> test*
-rwxr-xr/x 1 root bin 89064 Jul 18 1999 a2p*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 8436 Oct 10 1999 aafire*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 4860 Oct 10 1999 aainfo*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 4596 Oct 10 1999 aasavefont*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 6888 Oct 10 1999 aatest*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 10261 Jun 23 1999 aclocal*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 190302 Aug 2 1999 addftinfo*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 6448 Oct 23 1999 addr*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 35068 Jun 25 1999 addr2line*
--more--

The second line yielded this: [CODE]
/bin/ls: /usr/bin/echo: No such file or directory
/bin/ls: /usr/local/sbin\:/usr/sbin\:/sbin\:/usr/local/bin\:/usr/bin\:/bin\:/usr
/X11R6/bin\:/usr/openwin/bin\:/usr/games\:/opt/kde/bin\:/usr/share/texmf/bin: No
such file or directory
 
Old 07-05-2005, 06:48 PM   #4
exvor
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sounds like you dident install binutils or something

cat is a basic program.


check pkgtool to make sure binutils package is installed or other base linux packages.

i wont list them because there are many
 
Old 08-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #5
Alastoros
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OK, long overdue right? Right.
The Slackware 7 release that I was using came with a book and I do believe that it was simply incomplete. I decided to pony up for Slackware 10.1 and everything is going as Slackware goes I suppose. I'm working (too hard?) on configuring my X server since the out of the box routine didn't work the first 9 times that I tried it.
Same for my NEC Versa, except I found someone good enough to keep old but great software like Slackware 3.1 (96).
I installed it and configured Lilo with no touble at all and decided to just read all of the docs included in the four piece disk set for now instead of working with xfree86 for now because frankly I'm just really tired of it. Something about writing Mode lines that I just don't understand for now and because 96 is so old, there aren't really a whole lot of people out here crowding in line to post info about how to do, well anything. There is one piece of documentation, to be fair, posted to Linux On Laptops, but when it comes to the part about adding mode lines, there's nothing there that tells me how to do it. Suck to be me then in that regard, but that's how it goes, right? Right. To those that posted
 
  


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