LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
tamtam
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Slackware.
Posts: 323

Rep: Reputation: 33
Thumbs down Slack 11 will not install.


Hi,

downloaded Slack 11.0, checked MD5sum, correct, burned iso image to disk...all okay.

Changed boot order to boot from CD...

Restarted PC...Searching for boot from CDRom...nope.

Boot from my current installation on hda2, Slack 10.2.

Any ideas.

thanks in adavance,
TamTam
 
Old 10-04-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 473Reputation: 473Reputation: 473Reputation: 473Reputation: 473
Open up the CD, does it have a file that ends in
Code:
.iso
? If it does, you have burned it incorrectly.

Check http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/LQ_ISO for burning info.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
BCarey
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: New Mexico
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,623

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
How did you burn the image? It has happened to me in the past that I have downloaded an iso image and burned it with k3b as a data cd/dvd project rather than selecting "burn cd image" from the tools menu. This burns an unbootable iso image containing a file containing a bootable iso image.

Brian
 
Old 10-04-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
tamtam
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Slackware.
Posts: 323

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 33
Doesnot contain file .iso.

Burned as iso image, like I have done previously on numerous occasions.

It wont recognise the disc as bootable and boots from lilo.conf.

Downloaded from mirrors, now trying download from torrents. Will burn the first cd to disc and then try again.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 05:22 PM   #5
tamtam
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Slackware.
Posts: 323

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 33
Downloaded on windows, burned with ISO recorder. Guess I may have a new coaster here. Anyway, will try again tommorow night, torrents still downloading.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 05:24 PM   #6
raska
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Aguascalientes, AGS. Mexico.
Distribution: Slackware 13.0 kernel 2.6.29.6
Posts: 816

Rep: Reputation: 31
Pretty weird...
I downloaded all of them iso images from this mirror. I intalled from the DVD and everything went just fine, burnt it with k3b on a BackTrack live CD, my former Slackware 10.2 had been unpartitioned some weeks ago for hardware RAID-0 purposes with my gaming rig. I haven't burn the CD images yet, but I will in order to install them on a couple of machines at the office without DVD.

Last edited by raska; 10-04-2006 at 05:27 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 05:29 PM   #7
BCarey
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: New Mexico
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,623

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I know it doesn't really answer your question, but if you are just trying to upgrade slackware you don't need a bootable cd. If you can mount it, just follow the directions in UPGRADE.TXT.

Brian
 
Old 10-04-2006, 06:09 PM   #8
digital8doug
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Near Binghamton, NY-the recent FLOOD zone
Distribution: Sabayon 351, Mepis8, oSuse11.3, Kubuntu8.1, Fed10, Slack12.1 #426299 RLU
Posts: 145
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 15
BitT4.04 DL of Slkwr; HUNG my LT @ 99.9% >15 min, max CPU, no Turn off. POWER only

Was DL of Slackware 11.0 from Linuxtracker, when at 99.9% 0:00 remaining, it caused hang on my LT, mouse response very slow, took my over 15 minutes to verify that work in my few open tabs was complete. CTL-Alt-Del would not bring up TM so I could check processes. Download later in BtT allowed my CPU fan to slow down, but still running @ 2.13 Ghz. Normal TurnOff failed to work 4x, so I hit the power button. Not sure if BtT, Linux track or slackware. Just beware. LOGGING OFF
Quote:
Originally Posted by tamtam
Downloaded on windows, burned with ISO recorder. Guess I may have a new coaster here. Anyway, will try again tommorow night, torrents still downloading.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 02:20 AM   #9
wolfden
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
I am having the same weird problem. The computer will not recognize the cd as bootable. I've tried the DVD and cd-rom versions. I can put in the 10.2 cdrom and it will boot to the boot prompt than I switch the cd out and put in the 11 cd and than hit enter and it complains it can't find the kernel, so than I can type in /boot/kernel/26huge/bzimage root=/dev/hda1 it takes off and boots up to my existing desktop.

I can take the same cdrom and disk and put it in a different computer and it will boot up like any other boot disk, no problems. Put the cdrom and disk back to the other machine and it will not boot. It will boot every other boot disk I have, including 10,10.1,10.2

so is there away from the boot: prompt to type in the command to boot up or install the 11. I don't want to do the upgrade. This really has me baffled.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 04:07 AM   #10
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,024

Rep: Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655Reputation: 4655
If your computer's BIOS supports booting from a USB stick you can try the following:

Get the 37 MB file
Code:
/miniiso-pxe-usb-installers/usb/usbboot.img
from CD 5 or the DVD, or download it at http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac...sb/usbboot.img

Transfer the image to a usb stick using
Code:
dd if=usbboot.img of=/dev/sda
(if your USB stick is not /dev/sda, then supply the correct device name or you run the risk of erasing your SATA drive for instance).
Then, plug the USB stick into the computer, and leave the CDROM in the tray because that is where the packages are... and boot the PC, picking the USB stick in the boot selector menu.
The boot and installation process will be identical to what you'd see if you booted from a CDROM.

Eric
 
Old 10-05-2006, 04:43 AM   #11
wolfden
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
I don't have a usb stick - just need the commands from the boot: prompt that starts the cd to load slackware 11.

I can boot the kernels from the boot: prompt but it takes me to my existing desktop - need the slackware 11 desktop to get to the installer.

/boot/kernel/26huge/bzimage root=/dev/hda1

I am thinking that one has to change the root= part to point to the slackware 11 image.


I have never run into something like this. The cd and dvd are useable, just doesn't boot. I can boot other distros. I have done reburns at different speeds and different media even.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 06:39 AM   #12
tamtam
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Slackware.
Posts: 323

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 33
Thought I was the only one with this problem. At work at the moment and the torrent downloads will have completed by now. Will try again once I get home.

Since I was going to do a completely new install anyway over 10.2, I may format the hd before attempting the install of 11.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 06:53 AM   #13
nykey
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Tg-Jiu, Romania
Distribution: OpenSUSE 11.1 / echo "Windows XP" > Trash
Posts: 360

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfden
I don't have a usb stick - just need the commands from the boot: prompt that starts the cd to load slackware 11.

I can boot the kernels from the boot: prompt but it takes me to my existing desktop - need the slackware 11 desktop to get to the installer.

/boot/kernel/26huge/bzimage root=/dev/hda1

I am thinking that one has to change the root= part to point to the slackware 11 image.


I have never run into something like this. The cd and dvd are useable, just doesn't boot. I can boot other distros. I have done reburns at different speeds and different media even.
I'm sorry but from what I understand you're giving the "root=" option at boot prompt ? If you're doing that... then stop and just enter "huge26.s" or "sata.i" or whatever kernel you wish to use for the install.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 07:07 AM   #14
rasta910
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
don't have a usb stick - just need the commands from the boot: prompt that starts the cd to load slackware 11.

I can boot the kernels from the boot: prompt but it takes me to my existing desktop - need the slackware 11 desktop to get to the installer.

/boot/kernel/26huge/bzimage root=/dev/hda1

I am thinking that one has to change the root= part to point to the slackware 11 image.


I have never run into something like this. The cd and dvd are useable, just doesn't boot. I can boot other distros. I have done reburns at different speeds and different media even.



Well you cant use a 10.2 disk and try to boot a 11.0 disk due to the intrid is different from version to version. Have you verified your iso file with a mdsum check? Well try download the same iso from a different mirror site. Try using a floppy boot. Just throwing things out there
 
Old 10-05-2006, 09:39 AM   #15
wolfden
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
I can take the cdrom and disk out of the computer I am trying to install it on and put it in another machine and it will boot the cd just fine. I put it back into the machine I want to install it into and it will not boot the cd. I can put other boot disks in and it will boot them. I can boot Sabayon, slackware 10, 10.1 and 10.2

I just redownloaded cd 1 from a different site and same story. I burnt iso's in windows and linux - doesn't seem to matter. This is a weirdest thing I have ever encountered.

/boot/kernel/26huge/bzimage root=/dev/hda1 will boot the cd to my existing desktop - I just can not get it to boot for install

Last edited by wolfden; 10-05-2006 at 09:42 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slack 10.1 Install Problem(During Package Install) terdbird Slackware - Installation 2 04-22-2005 02:18 PM
slack install ftbreak Linux - Newbie 5 02-04-2005 07:23 PM
using slack 9 CD to install slack current mr_mandrill Slackware - Installation 1 06-20-2004 01:23 AM
install LILO after Slack install true_atlantis Slackware 1 04-28-2004 03:06 PM
Slack Install InEeDhElPlInUx Slackware 9 03-09-2004 05:51 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration