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I think my only slack 8.1 cd (copy) is badly [;--/////////////>
i tried 4 times but i couldn't pass trough the "installing package A" part , after a while i get :
- Is it possible to get anything from this cd ?
- Do i still have a chance to install everything (from the hard-disk maybe)?
- At least can i still get some packages installed on my "old mdrake 8.2" ? BTW great distro, ... when it's the only one you have :-) the reason i'm saying this is because i noticed that just when it's about to change to (package A menu) next step, my cdrom gave some unusual "kicks" before the error, so in theory the whole thing atferwards could be "intact", right ?
[root@localhost root]# ls /mnt/cdrom
Not sure what difference the rest will make, with out the "a" package set you are not going to have much of a Linux system. Have you used this CD before and completed an install? The Slack 8.1 iso image requires a 700 MByte CD. If it is burned to a 650 MByte CD, it won't fit. And you will get the problems that you described.
There was another thread recently where the CD drive was not mounting correctly. The solution there was to pass ide=nodma as a boot kernel paramater when booting the CD. It may be that some newer chipsets are not fully supported as yet and the kernels attempts to use a driver that is broken for DMA operations that fails on some chipsets.
Maybe it will help. A bad IDE DMA driver could easily make a CD appear to be corrupted.
I'm having the same problem. I have installed sucessfully from this cd before, but anytime I try to access anything in /cdrom/slackware/a it gives me an error. No other files on the CD do this, and I can access the files just fine from a windows computer. I tried passing "ide=nodma" at boot, but that didn't help anything. Any ideas?
Search here on LQ in just the Slackware forum on the command "md5sum". I think you be able to locate directions on how to verify the slackware tree of the installation CD. If you are unable to verify it on the notebook then try a different computer. If it still fails then it is probably a bad CD or bad download. If you are able to verify the contents on another machine but not on the notebook, then probably a drive problem.
i am a problem with the installation of "package series ==>ap<==" it says cat:read:Input/Output error. it comes up a little after the the package series ==>ap<==". the error message comes up at the bottom of the screen. i am trying to download slackware 9. i tried using the ide=nodma at the boot promt, but it said can not find kernel image. it said that also when i typed in usb.i. i have tried adaptec.s, bare.i, scsi.s, and scsi2.s when booting the cd. but later on in the installation i got the same cat:read:input/output error.