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elgato4321 12-04-2010 03:34 AM

Installed Slackware 13.1but get error when booting
Hi i have installed slackware 13.1 on my a old machine but when i boot up i always get this. ---> <---- Im new to linux so i really don't understand what this means...Here are the computer specs just in case it has to do with the hardware.

CPU Type Intel Celeron, 2400 MHz (24 x 100)
Motherboard Name ASRock P4i45GV
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GEV
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (02/15/06)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
Monitor Dell M1110 [21" CRT]
Audio Adapter Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
IDE Controller ntel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Disk Drive MAXTOR STM3200820A (186 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI

onebuck 12-04-2010 07:30 PM


Welcome to LQ!

My old eyes cannot read that screen shot. How did you get the screen shot?

Where did you get the Slackware 13.1? Verify the downloaded ISO with md5sum check? Plus verify the burnt image?

The 'md5sum' or 'hash' is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe'.

For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.

If you downloaded the CD/DVD ISO then be sure to check the md5sum for the original ISO. From the cli;

~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5      #substitute the correct name to check

If the ISO md5 is OK then you should check the image burn with 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.
This way you will know if the burn was OK.
This will check the download ISO with the known md5sum that you also get with the ISO. You should do the check for any download that you might perform, even a LiveCD. Plus burn the image. Sometimes you may need to lower the burn rate to get a valid burn.

If the ISO & burnt image are valid then try booting system by entering at the 'boot:' prompt;

boot:huge.s noapic noapci
Let us know what happens. Plus if you could get a readable screen shot, we could help. If you do get a booted system then look at the logs in '/var/log' or 'dmesg |most' from the cli.

Just a few more links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie but you must start somewhere;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

aaazen 12-28-2010 02:01 AM

It looks like you have encountered a Linux kernel error and/or a hardware problem.

A better place to post this error is under the "Linux Kernel" forum:

Does the system work okay with other operating systems such as Windows?

If the system fails under Windows too, then it indicates that it is probably a hardware problem.

If it works fine under Windows then it is probably a Linux Kernel problem.

Hardware problem
For hardware problems, start with checking the memory with a memory test program:

Also test simply by unplugging the mouse and restarting the system.

For further testing, unplug every board that you can inside the computer leaving only the hard drive, the video adapter and the keyboard attached.

If it works, then try again after installing other items one at a time, testing Linux with each device installed.

ponce 12-28-2010 03:16 AM

sorry for the question, why you opened two topics on the same matter with two different users?

onebuck 12-28-2010 08:34 AM


ponce, I'll send jeremy a heads up.


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