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Old 10-12-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Install problems with slax iso cd

E machine t3516
Intelligence Deleon processor 3.2ghz
512 mb ram
120 gb hard dr

I am trying to instal slax and after selecting install it then goes to this screen. Please help with any suggestions on this problem.


Decompressing Linux.......................

Crc error

-----system halted
Old 10-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how you tried to install Slax. Are you trying to install it to your hard drive? a flash drive? Is it the only operating system on the drive? Take a read of this and post a little information on what you want to do.
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I'm am trying to instal slax on to a newly formatted hard drive from a live cd. I have also tried about 10 versions of Linux and each gives me a different error message.
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If you've gone through that many different distro's installations and none of them would boot, assuming you didn't do something wrong at the install, it sounds like it may be an issue with the hardware itself, or a problem with burning the .iso file maybe...

Also, from what I can tell, Slax doesn't have an easy installer - so how are you trying to install it, and to what? A hard disk install of slax is not reccomended - it is designed as an exclusively live distribution. a hard disk install is possible, but you may want to use a different distro for this.
if it's to a cd simply download the .iso file and burn it to the CD with something like K3b
if to a usb, look here for simple instructions:

if you are trying for a hdd install look here:
or here:

as I said I do not recommend a hdd install of slax.

If you have really failed to install 10 distributions, though, I would see if your hardware is functioning properly, and make sure you're following install instructions to the letter.
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Originally Posted by Todd123 View Post
Crc error
-----system halted
google say on it: your HDD could have bad sectors.
So, are you booting from HDD?

Boot from CDROM or USB. Then check your disk.
I would first start KNOPPIX.
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