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Old 08-01-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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Slackware 9

Ok, let me start by saying that ive never had this much trouble in my entire life, and i could kill some one right about now... (has gun by side).

I have freebsd installed... what a fucking os, its badass, for the most part....
I had slackware 8.0 setup, also badass. Now, i try to setup slackware 9.0 (the upgrade). I said scre it, i need to start clean slate anyway, so i pop in my custom made windows bootdisk and delete all non-dos partitions (therefore getting rid of slackware.) Time to install slackware 9.0 (im excited). I put the cd into the computer, nothing happens. WTF. Ok, no biggie, prob just a bad cd. I test it on my windows computer, it works.... hmmm... must be cdrom drive? pulls cords out of cd rom drive and riggs a second cd-rom inside the slackware computer case.... still freezes. Ok, wtf. Must be some kind of slackware boot /mobo conflict. Who cares, ill get the slackware boot disks (BIG MISTAKE), and run the install thru them. I download a few bootdisks, stick them in the machine, and a nice screen with instructions appears extra fast (thinks to self: wow... might start using this instead of custom windows boot disk). I'm good at following instructions, so i do as they say and download the root disk... it doesnt work, i download diff version, they dont work. i download them all... still, nothing.... Well i noticed that freebsd takes diff times with diff. disks of the same root image. Im guessing that it stops writing the image as soon as it hits a bad sector on disk? Anyways, i fdformated'd about 60 diff floppies b4 i found one with no errors what so ever, and i coped the image to the disk using "dd if=text.gz of=/dev/fd0". I used text.gz beacuse it seems to me that text.gz works when color.gz doesnt, making it a lil more compatable/stabel. Anyways, i pop the disk in to the computer when it asks for it, and kablam, error all the way, it gives me this "crc error<5> VFS". Anyways, after breaking my desk (i slammed my hand down on it, and it went thru...) and fixing it again (i used screws and a drill), i still have no answer. I'll be online till i fix the damn thing and get it running, so if you feel you can help, my aim s/n = wwwc21 and my email is (which i have on LOUD alert). I'll probably be trying to find some diffrent kind of boot disks to run the slackware install off of, but honestly, im a newb and have no idea how to do this...

PS: i realize that you people reading this arnt getting paid, so thx alot. if you know of a 'how to' that might help, just drop the link, i figure it'l save alot of "typing" time...
Old 08-01-2003, 11:42 PM   #2
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you are not using the proper root disks.

for slackware 9 you should download the install.1 and the install.2 rootdisks not the color.gz/text.gz/whatever....tell us if this solves it.
Old 08-02-2003, 12:03 AM   #3
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I think in Slack 9.0 you need to make the floppies from the images named bare.i(for IDE), install.1 and install.2. In Slack 8.1 you needed bare.i and install.1 through install.5.
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omg... i love you...
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