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Old 03-29-2006, 05:17 PM   #1
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Random freezing during install

Ok I am having a strange problem where at random points during the installation of Slackware my computer will freeze. This first occured when I tried to install 10.2. I have tried two different iso's and neither of them seem to work. So I thought I would try 10.1 but I still get the random freezing. Interestingly enough my old copy of 9.1 still installs without a hitch. Which I guess isn't a problem, but I would like to go with a more advanced copy. Suggestions on what may be causing the problem and how to fix it would be very much appretiated thanks.
Old 03-29-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Bosie, ID
Distribution: Fedora Core 4, Kurumin,BackTrack, Slackware 10.2, IPCop
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From what I've been able to find in my own endeavors and from forums and such, are two basic issues and fixes:

1) Make sure you wipe your disk to see if maybe it is trying to update your old install, and go with a clean install.

2) The other possiblility is that your hardware is imcompatible with the distro.(the one that I got from some of the Forums).

you might want to check into the latter first, and then, go to the former.
Old 04-01-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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Alright problem solved. For anyone else who might be having the same problem. All I did to fix this was instead of booting with the default kernel I used the test26.s kernel and it installed perfectly and now I am hapily runner Slackware 10.2


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