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Old 09-05-2013, 03:36 AM   #1
sowhat
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Unhappy slackware re-install failure.


decided to purge my windows7 hard drive and put slackware on it. slackware install stuck on disc two java language install... crap.I installed Ubuntu 12.4 on it and it works. tried to put slack on the drive that originally had Ubuntu and the same issue occurs with a failure message.Womp Womp, woe is the plight of the noob.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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What is the failure message?

The most likely culprit is the disc, though I encountered this once on a laptop and it turned out that the disk drive was going bad and would not read from the second disc during an install. I installed Debian Lenny using a net install (one-disc install) and, six months later, the computer died. (I had beat on it for five years and it didn't owe me a dime.)

Did you check the MD5 sum on the *.iso before you burned it? Are there any scratches or dirt spots on the written side? Can you read the disc in a file manager?
 
Old 09-14-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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Thumbs up found it!

i had encountered errors before and would try to start over or use a different os. usually the error would occur at the java language install. Now i have found that if i fully format the hard disk before install, i have much more success with with installation and performance. Now if i can only get Knoppix installed, ive heard that its best to use a live usb but still had bugs, dvd install was bogus...for me anyway
 
Old 09-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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The Knoppix maintainer will tell you that Knoppix really isn't designed to be installed to the hard drive, although it can be. His focus throughout the project has been to produce an excellent live CD for maintenance and rescue purposes.

Here's the Knoppix page on installing it to your hard drive in case you wish to.
http://knoppix.net/wiki/Category:Har...e_Installation

I can say the first time I looked at Linux, it was by booting to a Knoppix Live CD. Then I was hooked.
 
  


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