I pretty much followed the directions/suggestions here:
I will list as much as I can recall what I did incase someone sees a 'red flag' .
I have attempted to install Gentoo 14 times and Slackware 2 times prior with problems each time. I have swapped out all of my hardware for new stuff. So, I have a hard time believing that my failed attempts are due to hardware issues.
My current setup:
AMD Duron 1.8 CPU
PNY 152 PC2100 RAM
Western Digital 8MB Cache 160GB Hard Drive
Pioneer DVD Drive
Antec 300 Watt Power Supply
Video - whatever I have sitting around
Could this have anything to do with how I chose to partition my drives?
I believe I did the following:
> swap [1024MB]
> / [1024MB]
> /home [rest of drive ~151552MB]
> /usr [8192MB]
> /etc [2048MB]
According to slackware.com, they recommend doing:
> /var (optional)
Upon choosing how to format my drives, I did "Check - Slow format that checks for bad blocks".
I put the "Standard Linux ext2fs filesystem" on all of my partitions.
I selected INODE Density of 4096 (default).
Under "Package Series Selection", I chose all except Gnome.
Under "Select Promting Mode" I chose "full" and let the box do its thing.
Under "Choose Linux Kernel", I don't recall which option I picked.
Under "Optional LiLo Append", I left that blank.
Under "Select LiLo Destination", I choose MBR.
Any suggestions will be grately accepted.