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Old 06-23-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
dragon1te
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Problem while installing slack on Acer Aspire 5024


Hello to all , i have a really strange problem that i have no id how to fix and u all probably already know that -.- so first i didn't know what to look for in the forum cuz i've never seen such an error before and i wanna say sorry if there is already a thread like this one. When i start installing slack on my Acer Aspire 5024 i do my linux and swap partitions i write'em i go to setup and when i try to format the swap or the linux partition it just freezes and after a while the laptop just shutdowns by itself. On my normal comp i'v never had a problem like this one -.-
 
Old 06-23-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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Hello to all , i have a really strange problem that i have no id how to fix and u all probably already know that -.- so first i didn't know what to look for in the forum cuz i've never seen such an error before and i wanna say sorry if there is already a thread like this one. When i start installing slack on my Acer Aspire 5024 i do my linux and swap partitions i write'em i go to setup and when i try to format the swap or the linux partition it just freezes and after a while the laptop just shutdowns by itself. On my normal comp i'v never had a problem like this one -.-
Hi,
What kernel?

I like to format my HD before I do a setup. First I will reboot the system after writing the new partition table. I will then do a;
Code:
#mkswap -c /dev/hda2               #change to your partition
#mke2fs -c -j -L Linux /dev/hda3   #change to partition
                                   #-c check -j ext3 -L label
If you are using multiple partitions then you will need to format these also.

I would then enter setup and do the install.
To assist in diagnosis of the problem please post the following;

Code:
#dmesg |grep hd                     #get recognized hd
#lspci -vv                          #pci assignments
#fdisk -l                           #what HD
Of course this assumes that ide is being used with the;
Code:
#dmesg |grep hd

Last edited by onebuck; 06-23-2006 at 11:25 AM.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
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Hello gwsandvik and thanks for the replay. I tried to do the "#mkswap -c /dev/hda2" and when i hit enter i get a "mkswap: warning: truncating swap area to 2097144kB" and the PC freezes just like when i do the same thing under the setup. The line is blinking and it stays this way until the laptop shutsdown -.- The same thing gose for the "#mke2fs -c -j -L Linux /dev/hda3". Its like if i couldn't write on the hd.
When i typed the "#dmesg |grep hd" i got these :
root@slackware:/# dmesg |grep hd
hda: TOSHIBA MK8025GAS, ATA DISK drive
hdc: Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-833S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected are => 1
hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB), CHS=9729/255/63
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4

and the #lspci -vv dosnt work :/

Any ideas why i get this kindda problem?
 
Old 06-25-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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Hello gwsandvik and thanks for the replay. I tried to do the "#mkswap -c /dev/hda2" and when i hit enter i get a "mkswap: warning: truncating swap area to 2097144kB" and the PC freezes just like when i do the same thing under the setup. The line is blinking and it stays this way until the laptop shutsdown -.- The same thing gose for the "#mke2fs -c -j -L Linux /dev/hda3". Its like if i couldn't write on the hd.
When i typed the "#dmesg |grep hd" i got these :
root@slackware:/# dmesg |grep hd
hda: TOSHIBA MK8025GAS, ATA DISK drive
hdc: Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-833S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected are => 1
hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB), CHS=9729/255/63
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4

and the #lspci -vv dosnt work :/

Any ideas why i get this kindda problem?
Hi,

First, when you partitioned the HD, did you make /dev/hda2 type 82?

You should be root when you are doing the setup or changes to the OS.

What is the output of;

Code:
#fdisk -l              #show the hd
Remember to be root to do the cli for system changes. You can su and give the root password.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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Well when i do fdisk -l i see my partitions the way they are suppose to be -.- a Linux one a swap one .. everything is normal. :/

Last edited by dragon1te; 06-26-2006 at 11:15 AM.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 11:24 AM   #6
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What did you use to partition with? cfdisk? fdisk? or a (shudders) Windows app?

It sounds more like you have 'overlap' of the partitions (a common occurance I have had using Partition Magic. Never will I use it again)

Can you post the output of 'fdisk -l' please? It will help. While your reporting I am sure is accurate, new eyes may see something you missed.

A possible solution (while drastic) would be to boot with the install cd, type 'cfdisk', delete your partitions, make new ones, then run setup again.

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