I have problem with slackware 13.37 64bit on my new asus n43s laptop (no-preinstalled OS).
After installation,when booting where the dmesg is scrolling suddenly the screen is dark
and my laptop just hang.
I suspect the problem is with hdd advanced format . I can be wrong,though.
I have brought the laptop to asus service center, they said the hdd is fine.
So here's data that I took using live cd from the laptop.
[ 12.712899] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 1
[ 12.823928] Adding 6291452k swap on /dev/sda3. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:6291452k
[ 12.910559] fuse init (API version 7.15)
[ 13.386053] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
[ 13.490101] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
[ 13.984391] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 13.997228] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 17.698621] EXT4-fs (sda2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
that last line is the last data from dmesg log
Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x96ab74d5
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 419432448 209715200+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 419434496 1048580096 314572800+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 1048582144 1061165056 6291456+ 82 Linux swap
that's the way I partition the hdd. After researching hours in internet,
seems that for advanced format hdd, the partition needs to start
from multiple of 8 or something like that.
Before like this I had partitioned using partedmagic using gparted gui, starting from
63 IIRC, the end result is the same ,i.e. Slackware hang in the middle of dmesg
Anyone have solved this kind of problem?
I'm getting frustrated
If you guys need more data just let me know