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Old 01-09-2004, 11:19 PM   #1
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Problem: installpkg error


I am getting an installpkg error

There was a fatal error attemting to install /var/log/mount/slackware/k/kernal-source-2.4.22-noarch-4.tgz the package may be corrupt.

Any ideas..

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Old 01-09-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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Why would you want to install 2.4.22? You should really be installing the latest kernel which is 2.4.24 as all prior's have security vulnerablilities.

Also instead of using the installpkg, you should just compile it from source.

Download the tar.gz package and unpack it with:

tar xzvf kernel-2.4.24.tar.gz
mv kernel-2.4.24 /usr/src

And then create your symlink to the source directory called linux and then start your kernel compiling, etc.

Cheers.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:30 PM   #3
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At this point that is French to me... I have tried 4 times to get a working install installed.. and not one has worked... I do not think slackware is the right one to start on then.. cause i just can not seem to get it to work.... hmmm

I just Downloaded there ISO.. and am using there install, i do not even know how to start compiling my own Kernals... i will but at the moment i do not
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:32 PM   #4
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Trickykid is right.

Take a look at this Kernel guide in the Linux-General forum of this site:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=73436

Peace,
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:33 PM   #5
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though it seems you need to ahve a working install to use that? is that right?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:36 PM   #6
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Are you booting off of the CD-ROM and trying to install Slackware 9.1 or have you already installed it?

What do you need to get done right now? You don't need to compile anything to install Slackware. You just need to boot off of the CD.

Let me know.....

OH.....and Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org.

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Old 01-09-2004, 11:39 PM   #7
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Ok, here is as much as i know...


I do not have a working install of linux. i am tryiing to install on a 80 gig drive, 40 is windows xp,

Swap 1gig
Root 10gig
var 2gig
home remaining

I can get it to go through the install.. I get there Error above, but it will continue through the rest of the install.. it gets to end and asks me to insert a disk with the kernal.. i try to and nothing happens.. only a blinking cursor. This is far as i have gotten... i am not sure what to do next

oh, and thank you for Welcoming. .. though i think you have responed to other posts i have had...

Rogan

Last edited by rogan999; 01-09-2004 at 11:41 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:53 PM   #8
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Are you loading the kernel off a floppy or the slackware CD? If you're using a floppy, use the CD instead, and use the bare.i kernel. When you get the choice of where to install the kernel from, choose CD, and then bare.i from the list that follows.

The kernel source package is not the kernel binary that you actually use to run your system, it is the source code that you use to recompile a kernel later.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:39 PM   #9
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I am using the CD, but when i tell it to take the kernal off the CD it just does nothing.. and except have a blinking cursor..

rogan
 
Old 01-10-2004, 07:54 PM   #10
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Check the md5 sum of the CDs, you might have burnt them with a corrupt iso image.
 
  


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