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Old 02-29-2004, 04:24 PM   #1
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Post Installation error, won't boot.


Hi, I am a newbie, totally new to linux. I have the following system:

Floppy: 3.5(Standard)
Harddisks: C, D
Processor: AMD Athlon
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro
Cdrom: CD and DVD compitable, but old and certainly not by a larger company.
Ram: 256 mb ddr

So, I have downloaded Linux Slackware, both 2, then I have burned them onto cds, but there was a problem: "End track..." something about the endtrack that had failed, but everything seemed fine... I could atleast read the manuels.

So then I tried to boot with the bare.i, and that didn't work, don't know why, but then I try around etc... and finally I make it work with lowmem.i.
I don't know why, I practically have plenty of memory.

Well anyway, then I used the two install disks(install.1, install.2) and start the installation.

Then I follow all the steps of the installation and it won't work, keeps saying I should do the following things... you all have probably been through that.

Then I play around, format my C drive, make it Linux then I try Linux Swap...
And after adjusting the settings(pretty much randomly) I try again, and the installation starts.

I then select Full Installation. Then it starts... but it gives me errors about files missing, and everytime I tell it to continue, it tells me a new file is missing, I think this happened 5-6 times or so. Then the installation returns to the installation menu, pretty fast, less then seconds after last missing files, like it hadn't installed anyhing.

Then I select something else(don't remember, but I don't think it plays any role) and it suddenly says something like "Press ctrl-alt-delete to reboot your system....".

Then I press ctrl, al and delete and reboot.

Then when it is about to start, it says something like
"IDE0 boot found... OK",
and then it does nothing.

Continues to do nothing

..... Probably freezed



I have read in the FAQ's that this might have to do with the hardware, it could be because it didn't detect my cdrom correctly, or something, and then it couldn't find the files.



So what have I done wrong? Do I need to reinstall? Is it my cd that's causing the problem?

Help is appreciated.

- Julian
 
Old 02-29-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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then I have burned them onto cds, but there was a problem: "End track..." something about the endtrack that had failed, but everything seemed fine...
You need to burn them again.... but.... First you need to check the integrity of the iso files you downloaded. You will need an md5 number and a number to create an md5 based on the iso.

Go to http://www.md5summer.com to get and md5 program for windows.

You will need a number like this from the program to be sure that it is a good iso file. These are the actual md5sums for slack 9.1.
Code:
3395bee6f4d8e3fe4b39e04b2f5d6788  slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso
f80da7e2506b96f7cbe2eb4bc9d9a629  slackware-9.1-install-d2.iso
If they are bad downloads then you will need to re-download.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:49 AM   #3
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I had the exact same problem. Then I opened the ISO image in Winiso, and went through the packages opening them with winrar over 60% of the packages were corrupt the only packages that weren't were the base install packages. So with those bad ISO images you can install the base system which will run perfectly, but you wont get any of the extras.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:51 AM   #4
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I checked the downloads, and the numbers matched up, that leaves me to the burn error. "Last track". I use Nero burn when I burn cds, so can anyone help me configure Nero so it will burn?

- Julian
 
Old 03-01-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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Try burning at a slower speed. Try 4x or something like that. That helps me when I have troubles like that.

You shouldn't have to make any extra config changes to nero. I've done it just fine with default settings. I'm not infront of my home machine right now, but I think you just go to File -> Create CD from image (or something like that) Choose the file and let it burn.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 12:58 PM   #6
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What writing methode?

One configuration, that I am unsure about is the writing methode:

Track-at-once

OR

Disc-at-once

I think it makes a difference, but I am not sure.
Just want to make sure I don't waste another disc.

- Julian
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:02 PM   #7
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shouldn't matter, but try disk-at-once. Do a slow speed and be sure to close the cd.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:07 PM   #8
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Sure, I'll let you know how it goes.

- Julian
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:14 PM   #9
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Dammit, there is a problem. When I try to simulate it, it fails.
Here is the logfile:

***
S.E
Serban
1A23-0006-7130-1204-8976-4901

Windows 98 4.90 (ME)
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=1, 0, 0, 0, size=36864 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\PROGRAMMER\AHEAD\NERO\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.56, size=163910 bytes, created 15-10-2003 12:26:58
Nero version: 6.0.0.0
Recorder: <CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E> Version: BC03 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <ESDI_506> HA 0
Drive buffer : 4096kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E >Version: BC03 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <ESDI_506> HA 0
CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E (Target 0, D: Autoinsert On, DMA Off, Disconnect ?, SyncDataXfer ?
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 255MB (261560kB)
Free physical memory: 10MB (11204kB)
Memory in use : 82 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

1.3.2004
CD Image
20:09:07 #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

20:09:07 #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
Writer CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E running

20:09:07 #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3081
Turn on Disc-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

20:09:22 #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 224
Last possible write address on media: 359844 (79:59.69)
Last address to be written: 320261 (71:12.11)

20:09:22 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 229
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

20:09:22 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1688
Recorder: CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E;
CDR code: 00 97 15 15; OSJ entry from: Ritek Co.
ATIP Data: ?

20:09:22 #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 757
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (Joliet)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 320262 (320262) = #320262/71:10.12
not relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_ULTRARAW_MODE1, 2368, config 0x4, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 320262 blocks [CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

20:09:22 #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3318
Recorder and media-info

=======================

Burning to CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E on a CD-R media

20:09:22 #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 910
Prepare recorder CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E for write in raw writing
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_ULTRARAW_MODE1, 2368/0x4, ISRC "", FilePos 0 355200 758735616

20:09:22 #10 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Caching of files started

20:09:22 #11 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Caching of files completed

20:09:22 #12 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Simulation started at 2x (300 KB/s)

20:09:27 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2104
Verifying CD position of item 0 (not relocatable, no CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

20:09:28 #14 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13678
StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

20:09:57 #15 SCSI -1013 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1361
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x02060000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x09
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0xFF 0xFF 0xD5 0x40 0x00 0x00 0x1B 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x09

20:09:57 #16 CDR -1013 File Writer.cpp, Line 335
Buffer underrun

20:09:57 #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 227
all writers idle, stopping conversion

20:09:57 #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 221
conversion idle, stopping reader

20:09:59 #19 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

20:10:07 #20 Phase 34 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Simulation failed at 2x (300 KB/s)


Existing drivers:
File 'IoSubSys\SCSI1HLP.VXD': Ver=4.90.3000, size=19278 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00
File 'IoSubsys\NEROCD95.VXD': Ver=4.5.0.14, size=39882 bytes, created 11-03-2002 11:55:38
File 'IoSubsys\CDFS.VXD': Ver=4.90.3000, size=59141 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00
File 'IoSubsys\ESDI_506.PDR': Ver=4.90.3000, size=25365 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00
File '..\System32\Drivers\1394bus.sys': Ver=4.90.3000.1, size=44240 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00
File '..\System32\Drivers\Ohci1394.sys': Ver=4.90.3000.1, size=49488 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00
File '..\System32\Drivers\Sbp2port.sys': Ver=4.90.3000.1, size=36336 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00
File 'IoSubsys\Disktsd.vxd': Ver=4.90.3000, size=18663 bytes, created 08-06-2000 17:00:00

Registry Keys:
***

Did it fail the simulation with you too?

- Julian
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:48 PM   #10
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I never try to similate it. A cd cost me about 25 cents so if it craps out I just toss it. Do you have trouble burning anything else? Maybe a problem with nero.... Maybe something's wrong with your cd burner all of a sudden... Could you try an different software package? Easy CD is as easy as just a double click.... Also you are not doing anything while you are burning correct? Liike surfing, using another program. When I burn stuff, I generally hit OK to burn and don't touch it til it is done. Sorry I don't have anything real definative...
 
Old 03-01-2004, 02:19 PM   #11
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I tried simulating with track-at-once and it worked, and currently I am burning. So I guess it works.

- Julian
 
Old 03-01-2004, 03:54 PM   #12
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Thumbs up Almost done...

Finally it worked, it started installing etc... There are a few minor details, well not quite minor, but at least easy to fix. I need to replace my harddisk because it has some errors, because Slackware refuse to start, saying the error could not be fixed. So I'll replace my harddisk tomorrow, and it should all work.

Guess Slackware won't allow errors like windows would.

Thanks for your help benjithegreat98.

- Julian
 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:53 PM   #13
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I never use Nero anymore since my drive has aged quite a bit Nero wont burn anything correctly. I think you might want to try a better cdr. Not the cheap ones my cdrw drive wont burn on cheap cdr's anymore gives me the exact same error message that you get I switched my drive to 4x instead 16x which is its max speed, and it burns perfectly. Get a better cd burner program change your drive speed to 4x or if its possible to 1x, and it should burn correctly
 
Old 03-02-2004, 07:59 AM   #14
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It does burn, have you even seen my last post DopeSickKid?

- Julian
 
  


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