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Old 05-15-2002, 06:10 AM   #1
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Slackware install problem


Hi

I'm new to Linux (as least installing it) and have been trying to install the latest slackware on an old AST 486 with 8MB RAM. I booted with the bare.i floppy okay then the color.gz floppy. I did fdisk and created a 28MB Linux swap partition and the rest, approx 500MB, as a linux native partition plus I made this bootable (not sure if this is correct) - I have no dos partition now - is that okay?. I did mkswap and swapon and run setup. I attempt to install the basic A packages and it get about 3-4 screens through the installation and I get:

killed
killed
killed
etc

I notice that when I tried to run fdisk earlier it would often come up killed. I wondered if this was low memory but I thought that was the idea of the swap partition.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Will
 
Old 05-15-2002, 08:11 AM   #2
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You could try to reinstall, but you should:

1) boot the machine
2) run fdisk and create:

32M swap (type 82)
all the rest for Linux ext2 (type 83)

3) Run 'setup' directly
4) Follow the steps

If this doesn't work, try to clean CDROM, verify cables. I had to (try to) reinstall Slack 8 for 5 or 6 times, because the installation hanged, because my IDE cables are broken...

HTH,

vfs.
 
Old 05-15-2002, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thanks

I will give it another try. I guess that I could have copied all the A package files to a DOS partition but it is a bit late for that now.

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Old 05-15-2002, 08:45 AM   #4
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Why is too late? You can remake DOS partitions...

HTH,

vfs
 
Old 05-15-2002, 09:12 AM   #5
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I guess but I don't have the CDROM drivers handy. Maybe I could use interlink or something to coly over the files.

Will
 
Old 05-15-2002, 09:30 AM   #6
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No way! Try www.windrivers.com or www.creative.com

www.bootdisk.com can give you a complete bootdisk.

And you always can mount and format partitions using Linux boot/root disks, as Slack's install ones and tomsrtbt.

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Old 05-15-2002, 09:45 AM   #7
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Okay great. So are you saying I can copy the A packages off the CDROM from the Linux prompt I get using the slackware floppies. If so how? Sorry I think I'm making it clear I'm newbie.

Thanks

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