Originally Posted by dragon1te
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 -.-
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;
#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;
#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;