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Old 06-21-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
jerf
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Fatal install errors


Hi all.

I've had a working slack installation for a number of months but somehow i crashed it while trying to install python.

so now im trying to reinstall slackware and during the setup program as its installing everything it stops at some point with a fatal error message. occured when trying to install some package, may be corrupted media and so on. it seems to happen at the same spot everytime i try to run setup so i hope its an issue with the cd i burned but i dont understand how to check the cd for problems. i downloaded my isos onto a windows xp box and burned it using infrarecorder.

ive downloaded an md5sum utility for windows but i cant seem to get any response from it when i specify a file to check.

i know im not being very specific but i dont have much experience and im kind of lost.

thanks
 
Old 06-21-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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Python's already included in Slackware - if you do a full install.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 12:59 AM   #3
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kernel panic

so i downloaded the slackware iso from another source and burned a new disc. this time the setup ran fine as far as i could tell, i got all the way through the setup and configuration steps but now upon boot i get a

'kernel panic - not syncing: no init found.'
 
Old 06-22-2008, 08:43 AM   #4
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A double python install would not crash Slackware ??
You could have a bad harddisk, or a bad burn again.

Burn slow for best result, max x24, (if cd)
and possibly max x8 for DVD.

Rgds
 
Old 06-22-2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by jerf View Post
Hi all.

I've had a working slack installation for a number of months but somehow i crashed it while trying to install python.

so now im trying to reinstall slackware and during the setup program as its installing everything it stops at some point with a fatal error message. occured when trying to install some package, may be corrupted media and so on. it seems to happen at the same spot everytime i try to run setup so i hope its an issue with the cd i burned but i dont understand how to check the cd for problems. i downloaded my isos onto a windows xp box and burned it using infrarecorder.

ive downloaded an md5sum utility for windows but i cant seem to get any response from it when i specify a file to check.

i know im not being very specific but i dont have much experience and im kind of lost.

thanks
Use this script to verify that the md5sum of the ISO = the md5sum of the actual burned cd. You will need to change /dev/hdd to match your optical drive.

CkBurn2ISO.sh
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# This command will check the md5sum of a cd (ignoring possible padding at the end 
# by only checking the same amount of bytes at the iso image) and also check the 
# md5sum of the ISO image.

if [ $1 ]
then
	isoFile=$1
else
	echo "ERROR.  Usage: $0 /path/to/isofile.iso"
	exit 1
fi

echo $isoFile
if [ -e $isoFile ]
then
	dd if=/dev/hdd | head -c $(stat --format=%s $isoFile) | md5sum && md5sum $isoFile
else
	echo "ERROR.  ISO image at $isoFile does not exist."
	exit 1
fi
 
  


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