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Old 01-08-2005, 10:56 PM   #1
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Angry Slackware 10 setup problem. "error reading inode"


Please Help!!!

I'm a new linux user and my friend recommended slackware. So i burned a pair of Cd's and began, with some help, to install linux. I formated my drive and partitioned it into three parts (two are type linux one is linux swap). I then went in to setup, and setup the swap partition the first partition and the /home partition as ext 2 (and ext 3 when i tried again l8er).

so far so good...

I set the inode levels to 4096 as well as the other options next time i tried. I began a full installation and everything was goin as planned when suddenly... I started getting a repetitive message in the background that i can't get exactly because it flashes constantly. One part of it that was consistent was "error reading inode block" this went on for about 20 seconds and then screens coming up for every part of the installation saying that this part wasn't succesfully downloaded and that it would not work as-is.

i've tried 2 different sets of disks and a variety of combinations of numbers of inodes and ext2, and 3.

again i'm tired of this frustration please help!!!

zac
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:46 PM   #2
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Regular media descriptor error!
Burn the installation disks not faster than 24x. In fact, I write my install disks at 16x. Well you get the meaning, right?
The lower the better
 
Old 01-09-2005, 12:28 PM   #3
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thanks slacker for your help,

i tried wat you said with some different burn software but for some reason it won't recognize the new cd (i.e. it won't boot)

could be the software not sure though

any ideas?

thx zac
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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Sorry for late response, I've been very busy for 2 days.
Download Slackware 10 iso images from German mirror. German mirror, because their sites have uploaded full CD images.
Then burn these 2 images onto disks, but again writing speed shall not be higher than 24x (recommended 8x), because it is install disk.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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where is the german mirror?
 
Old 01-20-2005, 10:52 AM   #6
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ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/slackwar...ware-10.0-iso/
 
  


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