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Old 12-31-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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Slackware 12.2 on Vostro 410

I have a Vostro 410 with 4 250G SATA drives in it. When I try to boot from the DVD (also SATA) it gets to the point where it is identifying my second hard drive /dev/sdb and then freezes there. I have built two other machines using this same DVD and it worked fine; a Vostro 200 and a Lenovo T60. I can build using the 12.1 DVD just fine.

Has anyone else run up against this type of problem? Any suggestions?
Old 01-05-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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Did you remove the 2nd SATA drive and try to install again? Have you run the Dell hardware diagnostic from the Drivers and Utilities media?
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Not the Issue

Thanks for the reply bsdunix. However, the drives are not the issue as I can install other flavors of nix to include Slackware 12.1 just fine.


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