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Old 07-31-2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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Angry Failure!


I've been looking at Linux for several years.

Installed Slackware 14.2 and DISASTER!

Had a failed package: libcanberra-0.3-x86_64-5.txz

Skipped it.

Install finished.

Boot failure: An error occured during the root filesystem check...

Since I got rid of the Win7 bloat, 3 primary partitions, to make way for 2 Linux partitions. Now I have a DELL PAPERWEIGHT!

This is how it typically goes every time I try Linux!
Pretty much done with Computers & Operating Systems...
 
Old 07-31-2017, 05:39 PM   #2
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Skipping it was likely not a good idea. Did you check the MD5 sum of the *.iso before you burned the disc/loaded the USB stick? It could be that there was a bad spot on the disc, if you used a disc.

You could boot to a live CD of something, go to a Slackware mirror, download it, and put the file in place. It's in the "i" package group. I had to do that once when I botched an upgrade.
 
Old 07-31-2017, 10:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Caltrop View Post
I've been looking at Linux for several years.

Installed Slackware 14.2 and DISASTER!

Had a failed package: libcanberra-0.3-x86_64-5.txz

Skipped it.

Install finished.

Boot failure: An error occured during the root filesystem check...

Since I got rid of the Win7 bloat, 3 primary partitions, to make way for 2 Linux partitions. Now I have a DELL PAPERWEIGHT!

This is how it typically goes every time I try Linux!
Pretty much done with Computers & Operating Systems...
Is this the first time you're using Linux??? If so why did you go with Slackware? I'd try Mint or some other easy distros. Even salix Linux would be better to learn on. The paperweight theory is wrong I have never seen a computer that wouldn't boot another Linux just because a previous install went bad. get a distro that has live boot support. so you can try without installation.
 
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:28 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome to LQ,

Ok, Slackware is great, but the learning curve is steep.

Firstly, let me tell you that the problem was with your installation medium. Maybe the iso you downloaded was incomplete or corrupted.

Now, tell us a bit about your machine and how you setup the partitions on the hard disk and what happened to the Windows.

Lastly, if you really wish to install Slackware, we can help you. But you should be aware that you might be frequently face-to-face with a command line.

Also, you absolutely have to read this before installing: https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:40 AM   #5
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Question Not Really Newbie

Been working on computers since High School. Remember Punch Tape & Punch Cards for storing programs? I was there.

In college I used a UNIX system. Didn't get into the system, only a programmer. That was back when there were no Laptops but there were massive (HA!) 20MB Hard Drives.

Tried a Win version of Linux a while back & messed with Ubuntu & Mint a year ago. Then the WinXP computer died in a Win8 Wurld. HATE the new Windows with a passion!!! Haven't gotten to like Linux yet...

Went with Slackware based on a friend's recommendation.

Trying something new now, since all I have is a paperweight.

Downloading SUSE as we speak...

I suspect that I've been having DVD issues, 3 of them so far on 3 different drives. Trying a 4th DVD system & SUSE offers a checksum though there is no way to check it on Windoze.

We'll see...

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Old 08-01-2017, 06:55 PM   #6
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I started with Slackware, quite by accident, and found that it installed very nicely.

Indeed, it installed so nicely that I installed it three times that first April Saturday a dozen years ago . . . .

But I was a DOSsie and used to the command line, and cfdisk is very like DOS fdisk.

[RANT MODE ON]
One of my pet peeves is attributing to Slackware some sort of magickal attributes that only the initiated can understand and then only after the initiation ceremony.

In this case, I don't think that Slackware's (undeserved) reputation for difficulty had anything to do with the problem. The problem was a missing library. Whatever caused that library to fail, it wasn't because Slackware is some esoteric brew. It was because the downloaded *.iso or the install media was faulty.

The only thing difficult about a Slackware install is that Slackware doesn't offer to automatically format the hard drive.

Furrfu.

[RANT MODE OFF]
 
Old 08-02-2017, 08:17 AM   #7
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Lightbulb Issue Resolved

We have an ANSWER! W-I-N-D-O-W-S-!

Yes, it's WINDOWS. None of the version of windows & computers I have used have produced a usable Burn Image. There is NO WAY to set the write speed in Windows since WinXP and even then you had to use third party software.

I have 5 Coasters / Frisbees / Decorations!

I contacted a friend to see if they could burn an image for me or get me a DVD from the site. I can not buy online; I do NOT use PLASTIC!!!



I am working on installing MINT right now. The DVD tried to work but...

At least I can get the LIVE part working but the install crashes as did SLACK. Everything so far works GREAT on my old Laptop.

So I am back at the library downloading an image to FLASH and then I'll try Mint Live DVD to see if I can burn a good image.



Hopefully next time I'm back it will be using LINUX!
 
Old 08-02-2017, 08:49 AM   #8
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NEW Problem

OK, so how do I write the ISO to disk?

I right click and there is no option to do so as the System Help says.

I'm in the Live version of Mint Mate right now.
The ISO is on the Hard Drive & I can't do anything with it.


------
UPDATE

Installing K3b...

Try & try again, I'll get rid of Windows soon...
Well, I already destroyed it on my Laptop.

It's just not fun right now.

------
UPDATE

NOT working.
Either not enough disk space on a 300G drive.
or
Something about permissions installing as SuperUser.

Must the something about the Live DVD that's messed up.

About ready to give up!

------
UPDATE

Got brasero installed.
Trying...

Last edited by Caltrop; 08-02-2017 at 09:18 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2017, 10:12 AM   #9
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Question Frankenstein's Monster

Got an external DVD running Mint Live DVD,
An ISO on the Flash Drive,
& Burning to the internal DVD SLOW!

Hope it works this time...
 
  


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