I am currently trying to install slackware 9.1 on a 4GB Samsung hard disk running as primary slave on a system running Win98 SE. I was previously running Mandrake 7.0 on this hard disk and I deleted the contents of the hard drive and removed LILO using the 'fdisk /mbr' command. I downloaded the CD ISOs from a mirror listed on the official slackware site and burned them to CD with Win ISO. The CD wasn't detected at book up so I created a boot floppy and install.1 and install.2 using RAWRITE from Win98. When I start the package installation it freezes after a few minutes (not always on the same package) and displays and error saying that it could not install the package and it could be because of the media the hard drive or something else, it then says to press enter to continue. When I press enter the screen instantly comes up saying it cannot install the next package, this continues until the installation process freezes. Currently I partition up my hard drive as follows:
- 150Mb Linux Swap set as primary partition
- rest of the space set to ext3 and also primary partition mounted at / (root)
I have tired a number of different partition configurations with no success, I have also tried installing from the CDs from the ISO images (See above) and also a CD from linux format (which does boot from CD but suffers the same fate as the standard installation) The only other thing I can think of is to try it on another hard drive which I can't really do. Any help or advice anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking to the time to read (and hopefully reply
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