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Old 09-04-2002, 01:16 PM   #1
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Boot Failure


I just received a Epox 4A4G M/B with a P4 2G proc.

My problem is when i try installing Slackware 8.1 The cd start up but then freezes at ok, booting the kernel. I did made several changes in the BIOS but no luck at this stage.

Any ideas??


Old 09-04-2002, 05:01 PM   #2
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Did you download or buy the cd? If you downloaded and burned you might try again. Remember just the ISO "image".Check your MD5 checksums.
Old 09-04-2002, 09:10 PM   #3
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I get this same problem now whenever I try to boot my machine with Slack's stock bare.i kernel... but my problem comes from the fact I have a dual monitor rig... probably something wonky with framebuffering. Try, when you get to the screen for passing extra options on to the kernel:


But really... that's just a pretty wild guess. You could also try a different boot kernel and see what works.


Old 09-06-2002, 02:19 PM   #4
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Seeing the same freeze on RH 7.3

Having exactly the same problem on RH 7.3.

How does one choose a different boot kernel?

I was able to install RH 7.1 OK, though video is weird...
Old 09-06-2002, 03:56 PM   #5
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Check out this post about i845 chip set

This post sayst that according to RH, there is no support for i845g chip set in the current kernel - but there is in the beta 'rawhide' kernel.

Oddly enough, I can get the older 2.4 kernel in RH 7.1 to run on the epox 4G4A+, but not the 2.4.18 kernel in 7.3


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