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Old 11-27-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Distribution: YDL 3.0, SUSE 9.1 pro, Slackware10, Red Hat &.1
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Failed Slackware install

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CS P1 laptop with a 775 mb HD & 40 mb ram....

I installed slack 4.0 via floppy

only the "A" set was installed and I used a boot floppy to load the system once install finished....thats when my problems started....the vmlinuz screen turned into a long running what looked like assembly language code that would only stop by powering off.....

I have no other way of getting an OS on this laptop as It has no CD-Rom and I have no NIC card for it...and it has no modem...nor can I aford another laptop..

needless to say I am lost at this point and honestly want to knoe what "I" did wrong

any help will be greatly apreciated
Old 11-27-2004, 08:41 AM   #2
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You should post some of the output here to see what it says.
Old 11-27-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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3rd try is a charm

I did everything the same and boots JUST FINE now...

what I was getting was

and was srolling the whole screen

I have no idea what caused it

so I have A & Y packages the tricky part is going to be getting X windows on here...I have a PLIP link but it is to a Windows 2000 machine...and I'll still need the N packages before I can network I believe...unless I only need a certain file for PLIP direct link..
Old 11-28-2004, 03:32 AM   #4
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Distribution: Slackware 10.2 kernel 2.6.13, Gentoo amd64, Some mish-mash of programs that started with slack 9.0
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Lilo wasn't set up correctly.


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