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Old 11-24-2003, 04:01 PM   #1
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Slackware login failure

When I try to login, it says "Unable to change tty /dev/tty1: Read-only file system"
This was the first boot after installation, what did I do wrong?

And when I try to boot it from floppy it starts to uncompress Linux and then it says
"invalid compressed format (err=1)

-- System halted"

Last edited by nutz; 11-24-2003 at 04:08 PM.
Old 11-24-2003, 04:09 PM   #2
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have you tried adding a new user and do the correction from then on??

Need more info of what exactly happened before that, cause I just installed my Slackware and its running fine
Old 11-25-2003, 11:27 AM   #3
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I hadn't any chance to add new user because I need to log in to do it.
But it's not problem anymore I think, because my hard drive crashed.
Now I need to install new one, and propably get better hard drive.
Old 11-25-2003, 03:18 PM   #4
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Just a note - this is probably more suitable in the Slackware section of this website in the Linux Distributions portion. You would probably get more answers.


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