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dragonprasad 02-09-2014 10:04 AM

Slackware 14.1 installation not working
 
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]hello!
i have lenovo ideapad z858 series laptop with 4 GB ram, AMD A8 1.8 GHZ processor, 1 TB hard disk, it came with pre-loaded windows 8 (64 bit) but i have now installed with windows 7(32 bit).
I am trying to install Slackware 14.1(64 bit) in dual boot.

During booting it got stuck i waited for more than 20 minus but it did not move ahead. i have attached the image where it has been stuck.
i checked the ISO on vmware it is working....
Kindly help me out in installing it since i am eagerly waiting to start with LFS

Nephew 02-11-2014 03:13 AM

Boot again from the DVD/CD then mount the hard disk partition on which linux is installed and check if the files are accessible.
Maybe your lilo(or other boot stuff) config is not correct. Maybe a problem with MBR.

dragonprasad 02-11-2014 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Nephew (Post 5115393)
Boot again from the DVD/CD then mount the hard disk partition on which linux is installed and check if the files are accessible.
Maybe your lilo(or other boot stuff) config is not correct. Maybe a problem with MBR.

i downloaded the iso files twice and mount on two different dvds but still it is have the same effects it is stuck at the same point.

dragonprasad 02-11-2014 06:06 AM

first when it was not working i thought about the windows 7 is not allowing the slackware to install so formatted the windows partition and now their is only one partition which is empty. But still when i enter the Slackware bootable dvd in it and boot it is again stuck at the same place.
please help me.

Nephew 02-11-2014 06:09 AM

Ok, so it is not even booting from the DVD.
Might be hardware that is not recognized by the Slackware boot disk?
Have you tried booting with the "huge" kernel, is that option still available?

dragonprasad 02-11-2014 06:15 AM

yes
i tried it also but not working.

harryhaller 02-11-2014 06:36 AM

Can you try adding "nomodeset" as a boot option?

It might help.

dragonprasad 02-11-2014 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by harryhaller (Post 5115470)
Can you try adding "nomodeset" as a boot option?

It might help.

how to do it.

harryhaller 02-11-2014 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by dragonprasad (Post 5115487)
how to do it.

You're stretching my memory now and I can't just stick an installation dvd in my pc, boot, and try it it out, so help me here.

When you boot the dvd does it get so far as to ask you for any options? I see that you said above that you chose the huge kernel. In that case you just type the word nomodeset, preceded by a space, after the kernel name (huge.s ?).

I'm suggesting the nomodeset parameter because the problem might be that the boot program is trying to switch the display mode of the screen and it can't - then it just hangs.

dragonprasad 02-11-2014 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by harryhaller (Post 5115470)
Can you try adding "nomodeset" as a boot option?

It might help.

i check out about the nomodeset but when it is not stuck at the initial and not allowing to select any option to it

harryhaller 02-11-2014 08:16 AM

I've just booted my netbook with the 14.0 installation dvd - if you're not getting to the boot prompt where it asks for parameters, then something is very strange. Have you done an MD5 check on the iso file? I know you say it worked on vmware, but a check might still be worthwhile.

When you checked it on vmware, was that from the iso file or from the dvd?

dragonprasad 02-11-2014 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by harryhaller (Post 5115500)
You're stretching my memory now and I can't just stick an installation dvd in my pc, boot, and try it it out, so help me here.

When you boot the dvd does it get so far as to ask you for any options? I see that you said above that you chose the huge kernel. In that case you just type the word nomodeset, preceded by a space, after the kernel name (huge.s ?).

I'm suggesting the nomodeset parameter because the problem might be that the boot program is trying to switch the display mode of the screen and it can't - then it just hangs.


after inserting the dvd and it start booting then at this following screen appear. So should i enter this command "nomodeset huge.s root=/dev/sda1 rdinit= ro"

harryhaller 02-11-2014 08:26 AM

No.

just:
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nomodeset
EDIT:
What you suggested is what you use if you wish to boot into an already installed slackware.

But you are trying to install Slackware, so you just need the one parameter.

dragonprasad 02-11-2014 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by harryhaller (Post 5115522)
I've just booted my netbook with the 14.0 installation dvd - if you're not getting to the boot prompt where it asks for parameters, then something is very strange. Have you done an MD5 check on the iso file? I know you say it worked on vmware, but a check might still be worthwhile.

When you checked it on vmware, was that from the iso file or from the dvd?


i am using 14.1 dvd.
i am getting the screen where it ask to select the kernel version or use default version.
i have done the MD5 check and it is correct.
for checking it on the VMware, i used the file from dvd.

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Originally Posted by harryhaller (Post 5115535)
No.

just:


or maybe


ok i will just try it and tell you the result what i got

harryhaller 02-11-2014 08:34 AM

Please note that I have corrected the previous post.


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