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Old 02-26-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Question problem installing slackware [newbie]


ok. i start my computer with the linux slackware dvd inserted into the dvd-rom , it boots up i select a kernel (i have tryed with all 16 kernels and no results)
It loads up and stalls at this line "hda: host protected area => 1". What does that mean? Did i do something wrong?

Thx, in advance.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 05:07 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "select a kernel"? Is this on the "boot:" prompt, or within the actual installation menus?
 
Old 02-26-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Can you please tell us more about your hardware? Motherboard, controller type
and the likes?



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Old 02-27-2007, 03:35 AM   #4
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MS3FGX:What do you mean by "select a kernel"? Is this on the "boot:" prompt, or within the actual installation menus
Yes it is on the boot.

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Tinkster:Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Can you please tell us more about your hardware? Motherboard, controller type
and the likes
thx for the "warm welcome"
I have a asus p4p8x, intel p4 2000mhz 512ram dual channel hdd WD 40gb ide and dvd writer LG & i am trying to install latest version of slackware (11).
 
Old 02-27-2007, 11:15 AM   #5
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Hmmm ... the board seems to be well-known and well supported.
It's running other OSes fine?
If it is you could (I'm stabbing in the dark here, never had
that kind of problem, and it's reasonably old and should
just work) try the following options as kernel parameters:

noacpi

noapic

Either each on their own or together. See what happens.


Cheers,
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P.S.: I'm shuffling this thread over to our Slackware
forum for better exposure
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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have a look at this one

however you should not run into problems before starting setup (nothing is mounted before there )...
?(
 
Old 02-28-2007, 09:09 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by cursed_with_errors
Yes it is on the boot.


thx for the "warm welcome"
I have a asus p4p8x, intel p4 2000mhz 512ram dual channel hdd WD 40gb ide and dvd writer LG & i am trying to install latest version of slackware (11).
Hi,

Could you be a little more specific. Native operating systems that are installed? What manufacture for the boxen?

I suspect your hard drive has a pre-installed OS such as winXP with a recovery installed in the HPA (host protected area). Else there is a HPA for the BIOS.

Another possibility would be that you are not selecting the right kernel when you boot the Slackware 11 cd1. Try the huge26.s kernel at the boot prompt.

The reason for this could be the device drivers for your hardware. The huge26 has a lot of the needed drivers installed.
 
  


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