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Old 01-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #31
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FYI, I tried a Slackware 10.2 CD1, and it DID boot on my problem machine.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #32
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Aha...a data point!

Thanks,
--lawrence
 
Old 01-11-2007, 05:57 AM   #33
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AkBrian,
Since you can boot with a slack 10.2 CD, this might work for you:
1) boot with the 10.2 CD
2) as soon as you're in the Slack welcome screen,{edit} go ahead and hit enter at boot: , this will boot you into isolinux...then {/edit}
switch CDs and put the Slack 11 CD in the reader, then continue with the
install as normal (remember to plan your partions first).

DemetriusCrisco, you mentioned that you've installed Slack before.
If you have a Slack 10.2 CD handy, the above might work for you as well.

[Sorry about the edits, I had two trains of thought going in
a one track mind]

Last edited by letitgo; 01-11-2007 at 06:58 AM.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 10:23 PM   #34
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Hi All,

For the record, I used 3 different install CD iso's for Slackware v. 11 from 3 different FTP (located in the USA) mirrors and tried these in a CD-ROM and in a NEC DVD writer. I also tried the DVD install iso after I had installed the DVD writer. All to no avail.

My drives are configured as cable select, I believe, but I'm not near the machine right now to double check.

The CD or DVD drives all spun during their boot-up routine and the BIOS was set to boot to these drives first during bootup.

Lawrence's investigation that this problem might be related to a BIOS problem seems to make sense to me since we're dealing with PentIII or early PentIV architecture for the affected machines. It might be related to the Intel platform for these years. I have another Intel Pent III motherboard (non-Dell) from this time period with Windows installed on it that might make for an interesting comparison if I get the time. So far on this thread it has affected both Dell and Gateway computers and these computers probably have Intel supplied motherboards.......

Quite frankly, we have Slackware 10.2 installed and everyone seems happy again. Only if pushed (hard!) will I attempt another 11 install right now.

Thanks to everyone in this thread for your help,

deanuc
 
Old 01-13-2007, 03:17 AM   #35
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Nuther data point,
my problem child pc shows;

Intel boot agent 2.6 build 004

during bootup. I'm curious if others with the problem have this in common.
----
"This is probably a stupid question, but you DID remember to rub you belly and pat your head while saying "Praise Bob" three times fast as the box booted, right? This always helps."

I doubt this is the problem, as think it is more likely that the PC senses that I'm an AMD fanboy at heart, so it can't help but hassle me.
-----
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:43 AM   #36
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Fwiw

Hey everyone, was having this same problem last night. Wanted to post and say that one of the solutions suggested by letitgo worked for me.

I couldn't boot with either slack 11.0 dvd or cds. I'm using an Intel D850MD board, with P4, Optorite DVD burner.

So I booted normally with an old 10.2 cd, and after booting with default parameters and logging in as root (when it tells you to run 'setup' or 'cfdisk' to partition) I switched out the 10.2 cd for the 11.0 cd, and everything worked from there.

letitgo, thanks for the tip
 
Old 01-19-2007, 01:06 PM   #37
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Ah...another data point. Spake shakezilla:
Quote:
I switched out the 10.2 cd for the 11.0 cd, and everything worked from there.
Excellent. Happy Slacking
--Lawrence
 
Old 04-08-2007, 09:53 PM   #38
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Here is another workaround that I discovered. I was having the same problem - I have 2 PC's that would not boot from the Slackware 11 CD, after I had successfully booted & installed from the same CD on my laptop. The two PC's that would not boot are both on Intel motherboards (one is a Pentium III and one a P4).

On CD #2 under \rootdsks there is a disk image called "sbootmgr.dsk". I used dd to copy this disk image to a floppy and then booted from it, and it allowed me to boot from the CD.

If any of you are having this problem and can boot from a floppy, this was a pretty quick solution once I tried it.

--Chris
 
Old 04-17-2007, 02:22 PM   #39
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Newbie with similar problem

Hi All... New here, think this is a great place to chill with cup of coffee & lotsa questions...

I'm having exactly the same problem here. I got [slackware-11.0-install-d1.iso][slackware-11.0-install-d2.iso][slackware-11.0-install-d3.iso] files from a Bonus linux DVD. Burned them to three discs. But d1 won't boot for installation... I'm running this on Intel Core2Due Desktop...

Any solution to this? I've also BEEN trying to install this on VMware workstation & configuring the virtual BIOS to boot to virtual CD (d1) with no avail...

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Old 04-17-2007, 03:03 PM   #40
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May want to start another thread, and explain a little more what you're trying to do. I mean, are you installing this on VMware or just trying to boot it regularly, etc. What kernel you're trying to boot ...
 
Old 04-17-2007, 07:51 PM   #41
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I agree about that new thread...the OP had a problem where
an install disk that booted on other boxes wouldn't boot
on his Dell 4100...(a much older system than your core duo)
His problem seems to have been a change in how Slackware 11
iso's are made that's not compatible with a few older systems.
His problem was compounded by not having a floppy drive to boot
from, and seemed "creepy" since the slack disk booted elseware,
while other distro's disks booted on the dell. It's not hard to
see why that might creep one out.

In your case VMware throws a *large* new variable in the mix....

--Lawrence
 
Old 05-15-2007, 03:24 PM   #42
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Hi... New here too...
I have the same problem and similar DemetriusCrisco's machine.
I wish to know if the Lawrence's tip was tried by another then shakezilla and if it works too.
Unfortunately I don't have Slackware 10.2 to try it.

If you or your friends knwos how to install from another version Linux already installed, please let me know.

Thank's.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 04:06 PM   #43
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Quoting psychedup74On from a few posts back:
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CD #2 under \rootdsks there is a disk image called "sbootmgr.dsk". I used dd to copy this disk image to a floppy and then booted from it, and it allowed me to boot from the CD.

If any of you are having this problem and can boot from a floppy, this was a pretty quick solution once I tried it.
Of course this only works if you have a floppy...The problem
so far seems only to affect older computers, i.e., (dell 4100)
What kind of machine are you using?
 
Old 05-15-2007, 04:37 PM   #44
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Booting from USB could also help.http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/usb/
 
Old 05-15-2007, 05:59 PM   #45
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Long way around.

Could try a zenwalk cd, install and follow instructions and upgrade it to slackware 11 or current. You have to install glibc and some other(s) manually ( see slackware upgrading) but it can be completely converted to a slackware full install. (If it will boot),

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