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Old 04-02-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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Slackware install - will running the full install twice hurt anything?


I inadvertently ran the full Slackware install twice, installing every package again. Would this result in a clean overwrite or could this make things messy (duplicating things), requiring a reformat of the disk to easily clean things up?

I had originally installed LILO the first time around, but when I accidentally stepped into my second install I skipped it (the one thing I didnt install twice). I now get a GRUB "Error 15" on boot, probably because GRUB cant find LILO. Im thinking run the SW install again but only install LILO, but I dont want to bother with this if installing Slackware twice would result in a mess. Whats the best thing to do here?
 
Old 04-02-2007, 11:43 AM   #2
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You could install lilo over grub using the install CD/DVD (to the MBR) -or- if you still have access to grub's menu.lst (like if you are dual-booting with another distro) you could add slackware to that.

BTW, grub doesn't look for lilo ... AFAIK, bootloaders don't look for each other ... they look for bootable kernels

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:48 AM   #3
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eeeegh. ok, sounds like things did get weird. I had two failed packages during the install, so im just going to wipe everything and start over. Thanks.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 07:48 AM   #4
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eeeegh. ok, sounds like things did get weird. I had two failed packages during the install, so im just going to wipe everything and start over. Thanks.
Hi,

Did you check the md5sum of the iso? What did you use to create the cd/dvd?
 
Old 04-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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Hi,

Did you check the md5sum of the iso? What did you use to create the cd/dvd?
No, I do have the md5 files for the bittorrent iso's but I was not sure how to use them.

I used Nero at ~48x speed using some blank CD-R's I found at work on my XP machine. Honestly I think thats the culprit.

I re-downloaded all of the iso's from an FTP mirror to be safe and re-burned them at a modest 8x. I tried disk 1 and it installed with no problems. Now im downloading the rest of the iso's so I think I should be good.

If the ISO's floating on bittorrent were bad I suspect we would be getting more reports of failed installs on this site. I would be happy to check the md5sums...is this something I can do on the Win XP machine or do I need to wait until Slackware is finally up and running?
 
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I'm sure there are programs for Window$ that will do it. Really, the burn speed is likely more important.
 
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No, I do have the md5 files for the bittorrent iso's but I was not sure how to use them.

I used Nero at ~48x speed using some blank CD-R's I found at work on my XP machine. Honestly I think thats the culprit.

I re-downloaded all of the iso's from an FTP mirror to be safe and re-burned them at a modest 8x. I tried disk 1 and it installed with no problems. Now im downloading the rest of the iso's so I think I should be good.

If the ISO's floating on bittorrent were bad I suspect we would be getting more reports of failed installs on this site. I would be happy to check the md5sums...is this something I can do on the Win XP machine or do I need to wait until Slackware is finally up and running?
Hi,

You could select a checker on this page for Windows.

You only need the Slackware cd1 & cd2 for install. If you want international then you will need the cd3. The rest are for packages and source.

As for the bittorrent, your problem is local. The bittorrent crc should handle these problems. Check your session log. You did not say which client you used for winxp.

You should not have a load problem with ftp since Slackware 11 has been available for quite some time. As you know the advantage of bittorrent is the load sharing.
 
  


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