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Over the past several days I have tried to install Slack 10.1 but have had nothing but problems. During the install of the software the system would lock up on me at various points (no activity on the screen, HD led would be lite, and unable to switch vitrual consoles). I first thought the problem was a bad CD, but I redownloaded disc 1 and checked the md5 and it was good. I then decided to try to check the drive for errors with mkfs.ext2 -c /dev/sda5 and it would lock up then as well. I then ran the verify utility in the SCSI controller firmware and it checkouted out fine. I reran the 10.1 mkfs.ext2 command and it still locked up. I then formated the drive with the SCSI controller firmware and verified it. I repartitioned the drive with cfdisk and reran mkfs.ext2 -c and it still locked up. I then took my Slack 10.0 disc 1 and booted with it and ran mkfs.ext2 -c /dev/sda5 and it went through the whole disc just fine. So I rebooted with the 10.1 cd ran mkfs.ext2 and it locked up. Rebooted with the 10.0 cd and it worked just fine. So I installed slack 10.0 back onto my machine and and hoping that someone here can help me. I boot from cd with the adaptec.s image and the driver version for the card is as follows:
-1.1-3 Jan 14 2005 19:04:42 Rev 6.2.36
-1.1-3 Jan 20 2005 16:18:15 Rev 6.2.36
Almost the same but compiled at a later time. I was able to install Slack 10.0 and upgrade to kernel 188.8.131.52 with no problems. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?