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Old 08-29-2003, 03:38 PM   #1
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reboots itself

I've installed slackware 9.0 my machine this past week, and it likes to reboot itself. I've seen some other topics about this, but I'm not sure if it's overheating, since I dualboot with windows xp, and windows doesn't restart itself from overheating. I've tried redhat and mandrake and they don't restart themselves, so I was wondering what I should do since I don't have problems with them.
My computer specs are, P4 2.26ghz, 80gb hd(10gb linux partition), 512mb ram, geforce4 mx 420.
Any help is appreciated since I really want to run slackware was my default OS in the near future, and getting rid of this restarting problem will help with the process.
Old 08-29-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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The only problems that I have ever had from rebooting have been from overheating, but it is always possible for this to be a software issue. I think the first action I would take would be to check your logs. See if any error messages pop up (If it doesn't decide to re-boot in the middle of your doing it, that is). Also, funky things have been know to happen because of corrupt data. Did you run a checksum on your install media after you DL'd it? If possible, I would try re-downloading slack, checksum'ing it, and then burning a new slack disk, and try a reinstall.

Old 08-29-2003, 05:35 PM   #3
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For checksum, I most likely did it, I got 9.0 a few days after it was released, so I don't remember, as for logs, I do know i get all these USB errors when it boots, but I'm not sure why, since USB works in windows, maybe it just doesn't like usb.
Old 09-13-2003, 09:48 PM   #4
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i've found that the hotplug system in slackware 9 has problems with the p4 chip and causes the system to reboot constally


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