Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - Installation
User Name
Slackware - Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Slackware.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
slackware 13.1 -- installation freezes at startup

Hi all,

I am trying to do a fresh install of Slackware 13.1 on a HP Pavilion a6244n on which I have installed Slackware 13.0 successfully. I have used the same DVD to install Slackware 13.1 on another computer with no problem, so the problem should not be the DVD.

After choosing the default kernel, it loads, does some stuff and then hangs at "Write protecting kernel read only data: xxxx KB" Has anybody else seen this?

Old 06-05-2010, 11:27 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NJ, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 5,852

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
Could just be a quirk with the default kernel and your particular hardware combination, it is getting more and more rare, but it still does happen. Have you tried booting the installer with one of the alternate kernels?
Old 06-06-2010, 07:42 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the reply. I tried hugesmp.s with the same result. What other kernel are there that I can try? Are there any boot parameters that I could pass that would alleviate the problem?



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware 13 x86 Installation Freezes During Font-Cache Generation! slackd Slackware 0 09-08-2009 07:29 PM
OS will not boot after good installation. Freezes at startup with error, maybe LILO? ShockProductions Slackware 4 08-06-2007 10:32 AM
X freezes after startup Gameon Linux - Software 3 06-10-2006 01:56 AM
VMware freezes after startup ZhiYi Linux - Software 1 06-27-2005 07:15 PM
X freezes on startup Zoombie Linux - Hardware 1 10-26-2003 10:12 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration