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amitbhatia 04-16-2011 01:57 AM

Slackware 13.1 installation huge.s stops at kernel_thread_helper
 
I have an old Toshiba Laptop (Mobile Pentium 3, 64MB).
I have Windows XP and Fedora Core 1 installed and working on it.
Want to replace the Fedora Core 1 with Slackware. So tried using a Slackware 13.1 DVD.
At boot prompt I gave:
Code:

huge.s noapic acpi=off
It gives messages about loading kernel/bzimage and initrd.img etc and then when it says "Trying to unpack root file system as initramfs", then, quickly there is stack of messages like:
Code:

..
sys_symlink+0x25/0x30
do_symlink+0x4c/0x93
? flush_buffer+0x0/0x9a
gunzip+0x26c/0x309
? nofill+0x0/0x10
? gunzup+0x0/0x309
unpack_to_roofs+0x1ca/0x2f0
? flush_buffer+0x0/0x9a
? error+0x0/0x13
? kernel_init+0x0/0xdb
populate_rootfs+0x57/0x299
? pci_get_dev_by_id+0x55/0x80
? match_pci_dev_by_id+0x0/0x70
? pci_get_subsys+0x76/0x90
? printk+0x1d/0x1f
? pci_apply_final_quirks+0xeb/0x10a
? kernel_init_0x0/0xdb
do_one_initcall+0x31/0x190
? kernel_init+0x0/0xdb
? populate_rootfs+0x0/0x299
? kernel_init+0x0/0xdb
kernel_init+0x87/0xdb
kernel_thread_helper+0x6/0x10

There is no progress after this message and installation halts.
Once, I also got this line, after a long wait:
Code:

Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -246681047 ns)
But, then again no progress after this line.

I had downloaded the ISO from:
http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...ware-13.1-iso/
So, it does NOT appear to be 64 bit.

I tried using the same DVD on another newer laptop, again using huge.s and same options, and the install seems to progress further, i.e. I at least get the keyboard map option. So, the image on the DVD is ok.

I have looked at the thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6-0x10-831759/
But no luck from there.

Anything else I can try to debug the problem further ?

alekow 04-16-2011 05:08 PM

Quote:

I have an old Toshiba Laptop (Mobile Pentium 3, 64MB).
I think the problem is, taht you don't have enough ram. Read this: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/inst...with-64mb-ram/
Download the slackware-12.2-mini-install.iso and see if it boots. If it does you can try replacing the cd with your slackware 13.1 disk and progress with installation (this SHOULD work - but i never tried that with two different slackware versions)

EDIT:
OR you can try chroot install from your fedora, if you have any additional disk space available. Though it's not as easy as cdrom install...

amitbhatia 04-17-2011 03:33 PM

Thanks. I will try it out.
Currently I am trying to use the Ubuntu Alternate install for low memory systems.


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