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Old 02-22-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
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Angry Disc 2, Install gives me Fatal Error!


I have spent the last 2 days trying to get Slackware 9.1 installed on a Virtual Machine using VMWare. I didn't think there would be a problem doing so because I have installed FreeBSD, Redhat, and several others this way. I just wanted to make sure I knew how to install Slackware before I went and played with my physical drives. So heres my problem..

I downloaded 4 .iso's for Slackware 9.1, Install Discs 1 and 2, and Sources 3 and 4. I've burned all 4, successfully. I boot from disc one, get into the console logged in as root. I've partitioned my drives correctly, /dev/sda1 as boot, /dev/sda2 as Swap, and /dev/sda3 as root. This all went smoothly, and then I began the format process which also went smoothly. After that I chose to install everything, since I am a newb with this and have no clue what each individual package was. All goes smoothly, then it prompts for disc 2. After I put disc 2 in and it begins to install the packages as it did with Disc 1, but it also generates an Input/Output error 4 times for each package at the bottom. Soon after it just simply gives me a fatal error, the package cant be found on the media.

Me thinking this would be caused from a bad cd burn or incomplete image, reburned it. Same thing. Now I am at the point that I have downloaded the Disc 2 image from 5 different mirrors, with 5 different burns. Same results..

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 
Old 02-22-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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Also on another note, When I load Slackware I have to specify the scsi.s parameter for SCSI Drive support to use VMWare discs.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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i dont have a solution for your problem but i can say that you only need cd 1 for most of your requirements. Since u can load right till cd1, u can actually stop there. Slack installer allows you to quit at cd1 even cd2 is required and the cd-rom tray is ejected. CD2 actually contains kde, gnome and some "extra" proggies.

Once you have booted into Slack and you really love to use kde or gnome, then you just mount the cd2 and cd to the directory and do a pkgtool, you can resume installing programs from there in a working slack environment.

hope it helps.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 09:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, but I am a noob so your solution is hard for me to completly understand lol. I've been going by FAQ's and How To Guides up untill this point. So I think what your saying is I install Slackware, then Mount CD 2 and install packages that way?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by xrekonx
Thanks for the reply, but I am a noob so your solution is hard for me to completly understand lol. I've been going by FAQ's and How To Guides up untill this point. So I think what your saying is I install Slackware, then Mount CD 2 and install packages that way?
yeah, just finsihed up at cd1 and quit the installation, reboot into Slack. You have almost everuthing to start work anyway. If you dont care much about kde/gnome, u don't need cd2. I dont have any experience with VMware, so beware. Won't it be easier if you just dual boot? Sorry I am a noob myself.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 09:20 PM   #6
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Man your fast! Yeah, Im redoing the setup right now... VMWare has been awesome so far, and yes it would be easier... But I am running RAID 0, and I have no experience at all with Fdisk, so I am tryin to make sure I get it right the first time... Plus with Vmware I can alt tab out and read guides and forums like this while I am working on it =)
 
Old 02-22-2004, 09:26 PM   #7
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MSN Messanger is a good helper.

 
Old 02-22-2004, 09:26 PM   #8
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What do you mean?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:10 PM   #9
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nothing, msn just prompt me that i have got a new email alert from linuxquestions.org, that's all. from there i will see if i can post my reply.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:16 PM   #10
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Oh, lol yeah AIM does the same for me with the POP3 Checker built in.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:17 PM   #11
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so, how's the installation going?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:22 PM   #12
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I'm giving up... I keep getting Windows great BSOD when I try to load the kernel from the CD. When I try to install on my computer and not VMWare, I cannot get my RAID array to show up with the raid.s parameter for the kernel. I read up on it and I am reading I have to recompile the kernel for my Promise FastTrak133 controller, and I can't even install this stuff so there is no way I can recompile the kernel. =(
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:41 PM   #13
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sorry to hear that. How's Gentoo doing on your machine? I found it's LiveCD is pretty good in detecting hardwares.

I am not good enough to help you to solve your problem, hope you will get Slackware to work one day, it's really a nice distro.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:45 PM   #14
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Haha gentoo is harder than slackware... I got all the way up until the kernel configuration, that's what gets me all the time. I've never compiled a kernel, and I will most likely need help doing it. I just don't know anyone that can help me at the moment... Came here in search for some answers and you got me farther, but between Windows, and my RAID issue, and also my stupid montior that freaks out with common refresh rates, I think im screwed. I have been cursed to windows.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 02:54 PM   #15
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Problem Solved, have no Idea why or how, it was just the Gnome packages fatally erroring. I didn't plan on using Gnome so when I got mad and held my space bar down for a bit, It zipped thru the fatal errors and installed KDE!
 
  


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