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I just d/l'd the slack9.1 iso's, checked the MD5 sums and burned the CD's. I tried installing from disc 1 on my laptop, but it hangs during the initial hardware scan. It seems to recognize all the hardware. Then it hangs on USB devices. I tried it twice, with the same result.
It's an IBM i-series laptop, with a Coppermine P3 750MHz, 128MB of DDR, a Toshiba 16xDVD-ROM, a 40GB IBM hdd. I tried loading kernel bare.i. It didn't seem that the other kernels would help much from the little write-up they did on them.
This is the last page (the other stuff goes by too fast):
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
PCI: Guessed IRQ 10 for device 00:14.0
usb.ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xcc025000, IRQ 10
usb.ohci.c: usb-00:14.0. ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb.uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 12:59:47 Aug 28 2003
usb.uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb.uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
usb.c: registered new driver usbkbd
usbkbd.c: USB HID Boot Protocol keyboard driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <email@example.com>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
No USB devices found. Unloading USB subsystem...
usb.c: deregistering driver hiddev
usb.c: deregistering driver hid
usb.c: deregistering driver usbkbd
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:14.0-0 address 1
I don't understand any of this, just so you know. Any suggestions? I've been using mandrake for the last six months, and I really want to try something different. I want it to be slack.
I was just thinking of the time my younger brother said slackware wouldn't install on his machine, it would just hang. It installed just fine for me, because I didn't flip the power off when it would hang for fove or ten minutes. It was just a 200Mhz computer.
I left it for an hour last night, and, like I said, it's a 750MHz P3. I don't think that's the problem, because the cd drive stops working and everything's silent when this happens. I'll play around a bit tonight.
for some reason, my bios is really limited. i can't find anything except for boot order, date and time and system info. anyway, i tried installing gentoo instead. it worked well, but it's a total pain. took me half a day to just get the base system working. for now i'm back to mandrake (which took all of 15 minutes to get completely re-installed). i'll try slackware again next weekend, when i put my old desktop back together. since i checked the md5 sums, i don't think downloading the cd's again will help. if it's a hardware issue, then maybe it will work on a different system. thanks for your help noah.
I found that in my motherboard, my onboard sound and USB controller had conflicting IRQs. I was able to fix this in two ways,.
1: disable soundcard on the motherboard, or disable USB
2: set the USB mouse mode to BIOS setting instead of OS
unless you can turn USB off in the bios. That worked on my desktop machine (Slack 9.1) but my new laptop doesn't have a setting to disable usb in the bios.
Is there a flag to pass the kernel to disable usb so I can get slack installed?