LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - Installation
User Name
Password
Slackware - Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Slackware.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
cheater1034
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15
Slamd64 RC4 won't boot?


Hi, I have slackware current installed, and I have an extra partition I was gonna try slamd64 on, but I downloaded the first 2 slamd64 isos, which I think is all I need, then I burned them as images in k3b, but for some reason they won't boot, do I have to do anything special with the iso images to make them boot, or what's going on with it?
 
Old 06-10-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
heltreko
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Distribution: Slackware, Zenwalk
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi

There should be no need to do anything special. I've burned and booted all cd's from RC1 to RC4 without problem.

A here's a small suggestion that may sound stupid. - Did you set the bios to boot from cd prior to hd?
 
Old 06-10-2005, 11:59 AM   #3
cheater1034
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 141

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
yeah I did, it checks the cdrom, then it sits there and hangs for a minute, then it just goes into lilo.
I downloaded the iso image twice, in case the md5sum was lying to me, and it still didnt boot.

Now if k3b worked, I'd try an older release, I downloaded the rc3 cd1, and am trying to get k3b or some other util to work again :X it's just strang, maybe it has something to do with k3b, it does burn as low as 3x, when I set it to 52x on my 52x burner.

Maybe it's just burning corrupt cds.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
cheater1034
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 141

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
nvm I know the reason, but not the solution, I burned it in xcdroast, to see if it would work, and when it completed, it said possibility of 25 buffer underruns, but it was the only thing I had open, so I'm going into windows to burn it, but does anyone know how to fix that problem?

That is * the problem of it burning slow, making the whole pc slow, and getting buffer underruns.

and it burns at under half the speed I tell it to.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:46 PM   #5
heltreko
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Distribution: Slackware, Zenwalk
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15
OK, the isos should be fine.

I downloaded and burned them using nero in windows.

Got a better connection at work and did it there.

I had some other problems with SLAMD64 linked to my seagate SATA hdd. Could for some reason not get the mkswap part to work and got a segmentation fault error. This is described in an other thread here at linuxquestions.org. Dodged the problem by keeping my existing Slack install and did not toutch the swap partition during the slamd64 install.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
GlowGlow
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 15
I had the same problem with the RC4 ISO, it seems a problem some BIOSes and the El-Torito settings used on the ISO. You can boot the CD using Smart Bootmanager. Grab sbootmgr.dsk from the rootdisks/ directory on the Slack CDs or a Slack FTP site, and write the image to a floppy disk with:

Code:
dd if=sbootmgr.dsk of=/dev/fd0
Then boot with the floppy disk, and choose to boot the CD-ROM.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 02:02 AM   #7
mdg
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 626

Rep: Reputation: 37
I couldn't boot with the first cd, but the second cd did boot and ran the install, which makes me think they might be wrongly labelled at the ftp site
 
Old 03-02-2006, 11:24 PM   #8
chylde
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: NC
Distribution: Slackware, now FreeBSD
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hello,

I just got a hp dv5k laptop, my old one was a compaq. I have slackware 10.1 and windows xp. Slackware boots fine, but it sucks not being able the additional 32 bits on my processor, which seems much slower in a 32-bit enviroment. So i tried installing slamd64 10.2, it gets to the boot prompt, loads the bare.i img, and init, then starts to detect hardware, then the screen goes blank, any suggestions?

Thanks,
Chylde

Last edited by chylde; 03-03-2006 at 12:05 AM.
 
  


Reply


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
AES vs RC4 vs TKIP jspsandhu Linux - Security 4 07-19-2005 09:50 AM
error compiling ati module with 2.6.11-rc4 usethesource Linux - Hardware 1 02-13-2005 06:40 PM
SLAMD64? | Any others? kaN5300 Slackware 1 01-19-2005 08:06 PM
love sources kernel 2.6.9-rc4-love1.bz2 huntermix Slackware 1 10-25-2004 01:04 PM
RC4 encryption koningshoed Linux - Security 4 01-27-2003 05:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 PM.

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