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Old 09-01-2005, 10:20 PM   #1
azlan
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Lightbulb Hello everyone form Malaysia


Hello everybody!

I am new with LINUX.

Tried installing Slackware 10.1 in my own PC few times but no joy ... will try again ..
Doing experiments on Slack on other PC and manage to learn

Still lot lots more to learn ... form guru out there


Bye
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:47 AM   #2
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try suse 9.3 ,it's easy
go to http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/
install apt and synaptic
enjoy
 
Old 09-02-2005, 04:42 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ I'd suggest that you keep trying with Slackware, once it's up and running it's a very rewarding distro to use.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 08:36 AM   #4
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Re: Hello everyone form Malaysia

Quote:
Originally posted by azlan
Hello everybody!

I am new with LINUX.

Tried installing Slackware 10.1 in my own PC few times but no joy ... will try again ..
Doing experiments on Slack on other PC and manage to learn

Still lot lots more to learn ... form guru out there


Bye
Hi azlan,

Welcome to LQ.

Slackware? Hum! When I tried it, I never did have any success with it. I didn't know very much then (not that I know very much now! ).

Even though XavierP suggests that you stick with Slackware (he does know a lot of "stuff"), I would say that you may be better suited to try Gentoo instead.

Neither of these distros are really ideal to start, because the learning curve can be steep enough as it is, but the Gentoo documentation is, IMO, some of the best out there. Like Slackware, Gentoo is considered more of a power/experienced user distro.

If you looked at the install hand book for the latest version (2005.1), you could see that it's an entire "walk through". If you then opted to try, I would suggest that initially you followed the instructions for the "stage 3 + GRP" install (the "GRP" bit, is precompiled packages). Gentoo normally gets the source code and then compiles it for your system - which can, when you follow which "optimisations" too make, enhance/speed up things quite a lot. The docs are available in many languages - of course, I couldn't even guess if your first language is among them, but that might help.

Theres lots of assistance out there for it as well. LQ just happens to be one of the places that you can find such assistance - I also understand that the package manager with gentoo, is supposed to be better at some things than the one that goes with Slackware - I can't say really, it's just what I've had explained too me, though the person who was talking to me about that is a linux based IT professional (I believe he's actually on the debian developers list???). I believe his explaination to be correct (even though he does tend to envanglise Debian as well).

The choice is yours. I wish you luck and success, whichever distro you get on with best. Any questions? Hey, this is LQ, you only have to ask.

regards

John
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:01 AM   #5
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For ease of installation try a single CD distro like Ubuntu. Fedora Core 3 or Fedora Core 4 is also easy to install if you have a good recent computer.

Prasad
 
Old 09-04-2005, 08:07 PM   #6
azlan
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Dear All,

Thanks for your comment and suggestion. At the time being I will stick to Slack since it tis the OS that being use for the customa application in my company.
Actually I think the problem is that the kernel where it suposed to be installeded couldn't be found.

The first problem that found during the setup configuration is that the LILO couldn't be installed automatically. Then if booting using the bootdisk fd0 (created using installation CD during setup) got the err: couldn't find kernel image vmlinuz.

Tried using the loadlin (loadlin bzimage root=/dev/hdb1 ro vga=3) got the errors summarized somewhat like this:

VFS: cannot open root device "" or 22:01
Please append a correct "root= " boot option
Kernel panic: unable to mount root fs on 22:01
swapon: cannot open /etc/fstab No such file or directory..
the superblock couldn't be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesyatem. If the dev is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt . You might try usinge 2fsckwith an alternate superblock....


I think i have to recover the corrupted superblock. I am not very familiar with this and hope all of you can help me.

Thank you in advance.

Az
 
  


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