Originally posted by bohh
Having used mandrake a bit I thought I'd try something else. I decided on Slackware. I donwloaded the Iso's and they check to be correct. So I move on to the install process.
It gets to the "boot:" prompt and I just press enter to load the "bare.i" kernel.
This comes up then:
Loading initrd.img...isolinux: Disk error 80, AX = 42ef, drive 9f
Boot failed: press a key to retry...
This happens every single time and I cant figure out what's wrong. Sometimes the Initrd.img gets farther along before it decides it has failed. And sometimes it doesn't get very far.
What should I do?
Hmm, that is a strange thing to have happen especially since you checked the hash on the iso and they checked out correctly. (You checked the hash after you burned the iso too? ) Sounds like a bad burn since somtimes it gets further then other times. But I could be wrong. Do you have anything else installed on this hardrive? My guess is it is:
a) bad burn
b) bad connection on hard drive
c) bad kernel to be using.. try another
Need more info on this.. what kind of HD chipset controller are you using?
Please let us know.