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Old 02-18-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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Install woes

I have the 4 .isos of Slackware 9.1....but my computer freezes and sits there for a minute, then auto-reboots if I try and boot straight from I got the boot and root disks and tried them. The boot disk works perfectly, so I skip the extra parameter thing, since I don't need any..and it says "Insert root disk for loading into ramdisk" or something like I pop in the root disk, hit says "Compressed image starting at 0" and reads something from the floppy drive for a good 1-2 mins before it finally just freezes and I have to reboot (it doesn't REALLY freeze..I can hit ctrl+alt+delete and it reboots)

I am using the color.gz on the root, and bare.i on the boot.

I'm not exactly sure if I have everything if anyone can help a nub at Linux, I'd appreciate it.

My hardware, if it matters:

Abit NF7-S 2.0
2500 barton, OCd to 2.2ghz
512mb DDR400 RAM
120GB IDE Maxtor, 7200rpm, 8mb cache
Radeon 9600XT

If anything else matters, just ask...I really want to start again with Linux.

EDIT: Well, I'll just copy this into Installation...*whistles and walks away*
Old 02-18-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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Well when I had to make these floppies, I used the bare.i and install 1 and install 2..........had to make 3 floppies and did not use color.gz and it worked perfect.......
Old 02-19-2004, 05:15 AM   #3
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Color.gz hasn't worked since Slack 4.0 I think. if installing 9.1 you'll need install.1 and install.2. If installing 8.1 you'll need instal.1 - install.5


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