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Old 08-05-2017, 02:15 PM   #16
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From the original post this would be a Slackware install disk, not a live DVD. Try and burn to DVD again and see if you get the same result.
 
Old 08-05-2017, 02:40 PM   #17
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From the original post this would be a Slackware install disk, not a live DVD. Try and burn to DVD again and see if you get the same result.
Do you mean DVD literally? My Acer Chromebook doesn't come with one.
 
Old 08-05-2017, 03:48 PM   #18
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Did you verify the checksum of the .iso?
 
Old 08-05-2017, 04:07 PM   #19
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Did you verify the checksum of the .iso?
I downloaded it right from the official site, so I doubt that's going to be the issue. But, I'll go ahead and check the ISO's checksum.
 
Old 08-05-2017, 07:03 PM   #20
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I downloaded it right from the official site, so I doubt that's going to be the issue. But, I'll go ahead and check the ISO's checksum.
I doubt there is anything wrong, if were a corrupted download I would expect it to not boot at all rather than fail loading the kernel, but I'm sure stranger things have happened.

Have you tried booting an alternate kernel? When you get to "boot:" press F2. It should show other options. huge.s is the default, there should also be kms.s. so try
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boot: kms.s
and see if that works
 
Old 08-05-2017, 08:50 PM   #21
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I doubt there is anything wrong, if were a corrupted download I would expect it to not boot at all rather than fail loading the kernel, but I'm sure stranger things have happened.

Have you tried booting an alternate kernel? When you get to "boot:" press F2. It should show other options. huge.s is the default, there should also be kms.s. so try
Code:
boot: kms.s
and see if that works
OK, I got:

boot: kmssmp.s
Loading /kernels/hugesmp.s/bzImage........
Loading initrd.img...................................................................................ready.

This is the last thing it does before going all black and unresponsive.

Any ideas?
 
Old 08-05-2017, 09:05 PM   #22
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That is strange. I'm not sure what would be causing that. You might try downloading the full dvd iso rather than just an installer and see if that works. Other than that, I'm out of ideas.
 
Old 08-05-2017, 09:17 PM   #23
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Yeah, but is it true that I'm going to need two USBs one for the DVD .iso image and another to install the OS on?

By the way, someone on a different thread suggested a similar solution and it worked...
 
Old 08-05-2017, 09:21 PM   #24
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After looking at https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw...ware-14.2-iso/ it looks like the .iso's with -install-d1.iso, -install-d2.iso, etc are the dvd image split to fit on 700MB cd's. If you look at the .txt files the dX seems to correspond to Disc 1, 2, etc. I think you do not have the full image. I would download https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw...txt.mirrorlist and try again
 
Old 08-05-2017, 09:24 PM   #25
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And yes, if you want to install Slackware to a usb to boot off of, you will need one usb to host the dvd .iso and another to actually install to
 
Old 08-05-2017, 09:49 PM   #26
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And yes, if you want to install Slackware to a usb to boot off of, you will need one usb to host the dvd .iso and another to actually install to
OK, thanks!

New download in progress! ;-)
 
Old 08-05-2017, 09:54 PM   #27
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Good luck!
 
Old 08-06-2017, 02:49 PM   #28
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Good luck!
OK so I burned slackware64-14.2-install-dvd.iso both with dd and Chromebook Recovery Utility, and, curiously, the whole thing crashed at the same exact point: Loading initrd.img....ready.

I have a question about this whole Linux Slackware on a USB flash drive business. If I am successful in installing it on a thumb drive does it mean that it will only work on the machine that I used for the installation? Or will it work on any other machine? Do I need a Linux Live USB for that purpose?
 
Old 08-06-2017, 03:34 PM   #29
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OK so I burned slackware64-14.2-install-dvd.iso both with dd and Chromebook Recovery Utility, and, curiously, the whole thing crashed at the same exact point: Loading initrd.img....ready.

I have a question about this whole Linux Slackware on a USB flash drive business. If I am successful in installing it on a thumb drive does it mean that it will only work on the machine that I used for the installation? Or will it work on any other machine? Do I need a Linux Live USB for that purpose?
Mostly depends on the hardware of the other system. It should work on most systems, but you may need a driver/firmware for any given device.

I find it very strange that it fails there. Have you tried any other distro live cd just to test if it does the same?
 
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Mostly depends on the hardware of the other system. It should work on most systems, but you may need a driver/firmware for any given device.

I find it very strange that it fails there. Have you tried any other distro live cd just to test if it does the same?
I, also, think it's a hardware problem, which is why I'm considering trying GalliumOS just to see what happens.

Is there like a special place to get the distro live cd?
 
  


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