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Old 07-10-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Slack 13.1 Installation Problems

I'm having troubles installing Slackware 13.1. The DVD boots up fine, but then when I go to load the hugesmp.s kernel, it seems to break. Sometimes it doesn't get past the "Loading /kernels/hugesmp.s/bzImage..." line.

Only twice have I gotten past that.

If I get past that, I get stuck after "Loading initrd.img...ready.". I've been searching for hours, and I haven't been able to find anything! Any suggestions?

I've also tried the huge.s kernel, and again, it froze on "ready".
Old 07-10-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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If you have downloaded and burned the slackware dvd it is a good idea to do it one more time, i guess the problem is a failure on the dvd.
Old 07-10-2010, 04:12 PM   #3
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Yep.As wingevil says a corrupt disc can be the problem or even a dvd drive that is getting past its best can also cause this.
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Welcome to LQ!

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 '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.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:06 AM   #5
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What is exact manufacturer and model of the motherboard of your PC?

Or if this is a laptop, what is it's manufacturer and model?

Have you installed Slackware or any other ditro on this computer?

What is your hard drive configuration?


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