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Old 10-19-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Killing CDRs left and right

So I downloaded Slack 10.2 Install Disc 1. The md5sum checked out fine, so I burned it.

During installation (on a Celeron 2 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 16 MB Voodoo Banshee, Soltek SL-85DRS2 motherboard, ISA network card, onboard sound,) I get an error when it's copying over the mysql package. I say "oh well, I guess I don't need mysql anyway," and continue the installation. Well, another package has problems too, so I abort.

I figure it was a bad burn, so I burn another copy. I get errors on different packages this time. I have been burning in Nero at 24x, so I decide I'll burn in Roxio at 4x.

This time (the Roxio 4x CD,) it only gets an error copying over the kernel source. I let it go through all the way to the lilo section of setup. It can't install lilo to the MBR for some reason, and says I'll have to use a bootdisk. I try again, and tell it to install lilo to the first block of my primary master (or whatever it says,) and it's not able to do that either. It says I can still edit /etc/lilo.conf myself anyway. I don't have a floppy drive, so I just skip that part.

Well without rebooting, there is no /etc/lilo.conf, so I have nothing to edit (and I figure this would probably not be the correct lilo.conf anyway,) so I reboot. Well, sure enough I can't boot since lilo never installed.

About the packages not copying over, I can't figure out if it's my CDs (using a fresh pack of Kodaks... it's all that was available) or maybe the CDROM? I'm going to try another CDROM after work to see if that helps anything. In the mean time, does anyone have any ideas on what else might be causing this? Any idea why it couldn't write lilo?


PS: I am also getting similar installation errors with Ubuntu 5.10, so I doubt this is a Slackware problem. I just figured this would be the best place to ask.
Old 10-19-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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If your having similar problems with other CD's, it kinda sounds like a problem wtih the CD drive its self rather than the CD's. I had a CD drive that would only read about 50% of the CD then it would lock up. I replaced the drive and haven't had a problem since then. Just something to think about...


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