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Old 01-02-2004, 07:24 PM   #1
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Packages failing during install


I'm going to be reloading slack9 on this box. This machine has had slackware on it before. I have tried 2 differnet ISO's.

During installation it won't find my CDrom during the scan. Do it a second time it works. During install it is installing some stuff, then dies and says this packages cannot be installed because it is corrupt, or the media is bad .. I hit enter and continues to install. Then it comes up. Its differnet packages everytime.

Anyone have a suggestion? I saw an option to install from a partition. Should I create a ext3 partition and drag the contents of my CD to that location and then mount it to install from there?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 01-02-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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try cleaning ur cdrom to see if that will take care of the problem.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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I actually did try that, while I was waiting for a reply here. Any other ideas?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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did you d/l and burn the ISO yourself??
have you tried making root/boot floppies, these floppies will load the installer and then you can use the CD as normal to install the programs, make partitions, make swap file, etc.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:44 AM   #5
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Yes, I downloaded the ISO and burnt it myself. I haven't tried the root disks, cause everything works great even way past that point. I can boot, cfdisk, add swap, target, format ext3, select my type of install (i do full) and then thats what its starts to act up.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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Well. I'm going to try another ISO. If anyone has any other ideas let me know.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 10:14 AM   #7
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I actually had the same problem but kept accepting the errors with a view to just upgrading or reinstalling those with errors when and if I got it up and running okay. However it did appear to install okay but now I have got the following error message;

'A crash occured in the panel.
Please report this to the xfce4-dev@moongroup.com lis.
Meanwhile the panel will be restarted.'
 
Old 01-07-2004, 03:19 PM   #8
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I had a problem with this once with slack 7.1, it turned out to be a bad stick of memory that was causing it, I removed it and all was well in the land of make believe, err real life.
 
  


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