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Old 03-19-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy hangs while booting slack


Hi,

I tried installing slackware 9.1 thrice but everytime the booting process stops after the line
'i810-rng hardware driver 0.98 loaded'.

I tried using book disk and live cd installtion also but the bootup stops at the same point everytime.

ANybody has any ideas to make it work ?

Also LILO fails to install but that's a minor problem.

Thanks a lot

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Old 03-19-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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Hello,

mmh, tell us more about your system! Is it a notebook?

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Old 03-19-2004, 01:46 PM   #3
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No its not a notebook, just a PC.

Processor: Intel Celeron, MMX, ~430MHz
Memory: 192MB RAM
Display Card : Intel Corporation 810 Graphics Controller Hub
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel810
Display Memory: 4.0 MB
AC'97 Sound Card


40 GB HDD Dual boot with win2k(35GB) & Slackware 9.1(5GB)
CDRW Asus


thanx for your help

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Old 03-19-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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Hello,

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~430MHz
mmh, is it overclocked?! Could be bad...

Did you check the RAM (e.g. with "memtest")?

Have you checked the CDROM?

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Old 03-19-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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I guess it isn't overclocked.How do I find out ?Its a second hand comp.
I have installed Suse,Redhat several times and they work without any glitch albeit a bit slow.
CD rom is fine.How do i check RAM ?just by command 'memtest' ?
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Old 03-19-2004, 03:27 PM   #6
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Hello,

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How do i check RAM ?just by command 'memtest' ?
"memtest" is a booting application. You can find it on bootable SuSE CDROMs, or you create a boot floppy with the tool. The program is very slow, calculate about one day for it...

Another idea: have you tried another kernel on the Slackware CD?

Have you tried some parameters for the kernel? E.g. ACPI and APIC cause sometimes problems...

cu

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Old 03-23-2004, 05:29 AM   #7
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Hello hp_tux,
How can i try another kernel without reinstalling the whole thing again ?
I didn't try any parameters for the kernel.
I have tried installing few more kernels but same problem each time.What kernel should i install to make it work ?
Really want to try slack..have been trying since a week but no luck.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 03-23-2004, 07:24 AM   #8
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Hello,

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CD rom is fine.
how did you verify it?

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How can i try another kernel without reinstalling the whole thing again ?
Hmm, I understood so far that installation didn't work...

cu

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Old 03-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #9
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Hi tux,
I will try the cds on another PC.But it looks unlikely that both cds ( live cd and boot cd) would be corrupt.Both stop at the same point while booting.
i downloaded a fresh copy of live cd, verified its checksum and burnt to cd ; still i get the same problem.
Seems like slack doesn't like my hardware.I have installed and used suse,rhl,qnx,mandrake without any problem , don't know why slack refuses to boot.
thanks again

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