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It seems your network disconnects from times to times (you said: "it gets interrupted or cant resolve nameserver").
Try "ping -U slackware.mirrors.tds.net" from a terminal and, AT THE SAME TIME, in another terminal "ping -U 22.214.171.124" (slackware.mirrors.tds.net == 126.96.36.199).
If both pings interrupt at the same time, it's not a nameserver/DNS issue.
when my connection gets lost, i am also not able to ping any websites. it's a cable modem + wrt54gl linksys router, with dhcp. already changed my network cable. but as i said, on my other devices I don't have any internet problems.
after I edited my /etc/hosts somehow I hadn't too much connection losts, maybe 1 loss every 5 minutes.
whatever, i could manage to download all updates. i had to switch off gpg check because slackpkg said me i should download it even if i already did it (slackpkg update gpg).
after getting new packages i first run slackpkg install-new and then slackpkg upgrade-all and left my notebook alone for some hours. when i came back i had a lot of digits and a text in red written.
Warning: program '/bin/bash' crashed
my keyboard and mouse didn't work, i restarted my machine but couldn't boot up linux. i could only see
had exactly the same problems with 32bit. thought i will do the hole installation in my office and it worked, so I installed 64bit again and upgraded packages to current but not all of them. i upgraded the rest at home, and also at home it worked.
i don't really know the solution but i was thinking that maybe my hardware has some problem. because yesterday suddenly my linux stopped working, couldn't move the mouse, couldn't type in, had to restart. after restart my bios gave a fan error to me :/
but nevertheless i finally managed to install the 64bit slackware on my notebook.