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Old 08-16-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Problem booting huge.s on old computer


As one can see here, I already encountered problems which turned out to be caused by de Slack Image itself.


However, now that I'm able to boot from the CD (thanks to SBM), I encounter another (Slack-specific) problem. Because hugesmp.s causes the boot-procedure to auto-reset (happened on several older computers, maybe due to low memory?), I use huge.s to boot into the installer.

However, although huge.s solved my problems on the other old systems, it also encounters problems on this machine.

This is the message I recieve:
Code:
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Then it hangs..


The system is an old P1 133Mhz with 16MB RAM and a 850MB HD. It was good enough to run Slack 10.2, so I figure it should be possible to run 12.0 as well.


I guess the huge.s kernel is too big. Can anyone confirm? How can I solve this problem?
 
Old 08-16-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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Try to build your own kernel. Copy the config from the Pat (sources) and start to remove unnecessary support for hardware.

EDIT: Sorry, just realized the problem..

What about to modify the iso of the first CD and insert YOUR kernel?

It's not TOO hard. I remember there is a guide to convert the ISO's cd's to bootable DVD, the procedure will be same to make your CD bootable.

"unzip" the iso to a folder, add your kernel > burn it.

(share your work vi torrent ) Also what about to install some older Slack and then upgrade with YOUR kernel?

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Old 08-16-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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that is a very old PC, if Slackware-12 can not be made to run on it you may be able to get Slackware-11 on it since it will be kept updated for a while longer (how long Pat V. keeps Slackware-11 updated with bug fixes & patches only Pat knows) but i would tend to think the bare.i 2.4.xx kernel in Slack-11 wound do that old PC some justice...
 
Old 08-16-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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that is a very old PC, if Slackware-12 can not be made to run on it you may be able to get Slackware-11 on it since it will be kept updated for a while longer (how long Pat V. keeps Slackware-11 updated with bug fixes & patches only Pat knows) but i would tend to think the bare.i 2.4.xx kernel in Slack-11 wound do that old PC some justice...
Agreed. I'd go with the barei kernel in Slack 11 or maybe go back to Slack 10.2. I've run Slack 10.2 on a Pll 266, it ran very well. With 16 MB of RAM running x windows will be tough, maybe Fluxbox might work on that.

Slack 10.2, XFce
 
Old 08-17-2007, 05:22 AM   #5
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It runs 10.2 right now..
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It was good enough to run Slack 10.2, so I figure it should be possible to run 12.0 as well.



However, because I wanted PHP5 & MySQL 5.2 on this web-dev-server, I just wanted to go the easy way and reinstall Slack 12.0.

I might as well download & install PHP & MySQL, but I think that might be more work, no? Especially PHP5, had some troubles with it a while back and I don't have the time for such problems

I guess I have no choice though, solutions offered here are also time-consuming.. I'll see what I'll do..
Thanks for the input!
 
  


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