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Old 05-08-2003, 04:48 AM   #1
sehris
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Question trouble installing SW9 on laptop


laptop = Compaq Armada 100s
Current OS = RedHat 7.2 (no issues for installation on this one)
Bootable CDR = Yes
Bootloader = Grub in the MBR

this is what is happening:

i have the 4 cd set for slackware 9.0 from http://www.cheapbytes.com , and i am trying to install said slackware onto my Armada. The install disk from cheapbytes is a bootable disk and it boots with no problem on a Dell pc.

Unfortunately the Armada I have won't boot the from the install disk (bios is configured for a: then cdrom then HD). Instead it will hang at the cpu reporting screan (just displays your current cpu info) and after 2 minutes or so the LCD will suddenly go black.

i've been able to create a bootdisk for the kernel bare.i, but after booting with it, it gets to a point where it looks fora root disk and even if i have the install disk in the drive and it enter it doesn't find an image to laod into a ramdisk.

how can i create a root disk for bare.i?

is it supposed to pick up the kernel from the cdrom once its booted from the boot disk? how can i make it look there if so?

**edit**

i r idjit :/

sorry for bugging you with this question since i just did a search through the forums and found where to grab the boot and root disk images. again sorry for being an idjit.

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Old 05-08-2003, 06:31 AM   #2
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blasted to all heck! now that i have the boot/root disks made it boots fine to the prompt to begin setup, ut it freezes during installation of packets on any form of install i choose.

i formatted / as reiserfs first. it will lock up on different packages so its not just one package causing a problem. i'm going to try again using ext3 and see how it goes..any advice though?
 
Old 05-08-2003, 07:06 AM   #3
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well i finally locked down on what package its locking on now...the devs-2.3.1-i386-13 package. i don't want to just install redhate 7.2 again (ick...i couldn't stand it for some reason), but don't know what else to try with this. the package uncompresses to about 4910 k and i have plent of disk space for the target partition (4gb).
 
Old 05-08-2003, 10:23 AM   #4
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You sure you don't have a bad CD? Try burning one another one if you have the bandwidth to download it. The isos are up on all the mirrors.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 09:19 PM   #5
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i'm 100% sure its not the cd...considerring that I am typing this on a box at home that i did a beautiful easy install off the disk XD. to bad its on a p2 266 with 64 mb of ram : / lol. i'm completely convinced now of, though, of installing SW 9 on my machine \. i'll duel boot windows on it onbly cuz i doubt that SWG will run under linux.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 05:02 PM   #6
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no other ideas ?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:31 PM   #7
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I have exactly the same problem, i'm on a compaq armada 100s and when i install slackware it freezes on certain packages. I dl my isos from from a different location, i got mine from planet mirror. So i don't think it is a problem with the cd's. it must be something else.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 05:58 AM   #8
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Lightbulb success :D:D

I've been in the same boat for ages, trying desperatly to get slackware installed on my compaq armada 100s. i decided to follow the overheat theory, i looked around the bios {F10 at startup} for a fan control but i didn't find anything so i went a found myself just a regular fan running off batteries, i placed my laptop on a gardening tray, because of the holes at the bottom for the cold refreshing air to reach my laptop and cool it down. This worked . So basically, it's just a problem with the slackware installer... it doesn't seem to keep the fan on... so u just need to temporarily use an outside fan just during the install.

there is also a similar post on this topic and i posted the same message just to reach more people who may be having this problem
 
  


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