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Old 04-03-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy 9.1 setup crashes seemingly randomly during package installation


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 ) to this post.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:55 PM   #2
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150Mb Linux Swap set as primary partition
Uh, your swap should be set on a logical partition, not primary.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 04:56 AM   #3
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You may try changing the Installation CD Disk you are using for Installation.
Give a Try, If it's works, let me know

Thanks
+Ahamed Bauani.

Last edited by bauani; 04-04-2004 at 04:57 AM.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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Almost same ptoblem

Hello,
I guess Im having the same problem, I tried burning the images from two different mirrors, but no sucess. Ok well, Im trying to install 9.1, and when I start installing packages It gets the first one done, then the rest are errored with the messege, cannot create /var/log/mount/slackware/a/(Package name) on all the packages.

6gb hdd, 6gigs /, 155 swap.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:09 PM   #5
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Unhappy still no affect

I put my swap partition to logical and my root partition to primary and it still doesn't work. I may order the CDs and see if it makes any difference.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:27 PM   #6
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I tried installing 9.0 and I get the same problems, so its my HDD eh ? Its definately not the media, because I installed 9.0 on my other computer flawlessly. I have a Quantum Fireball EX 6gb. I recently installed windows XP on it without any problems, I dont understand this.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:33 PM   #7
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Unhappy

I don't really know what it is, bar a short lived go on mandrake 7.0 slackware is the version of linux I've used and I really am stuck about what to do other than try it on a new machine or get the official distribution disks incase it was a mistake i made burning them. My point is i'm only guessing that it might be my hard-drive .
 
  


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