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Old 03-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Slackware 10.2 Install Package Error

I am installing Slackware 10.2 from CD-ROM to SATA flash on an Intel Atom motherboard. The installation setup starts well but I get endless install package errors starting with a different package each time I attempt. Because of the interrupted install, my flash module becomes corrupt so I have to reformat to fix it before trying again. I've tried playing around with different file system formats and inode sizes with no luck. When I install Slackware 13.1, it works just fine with maybe 1 or 2 minor package install errors. 13.1 recognizes the SATA flash immediately but 10.2 requires a BIOS setting change to have IDE read as SATA only. I am locked into using 10.2 for legacy support. Please help!
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Slackware-10.2 uses a 2.4 series kernel which had limited SATA support.

What do you need from 10.2 that doesn't work on a newer version?
Old 03-25-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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PCI communication with a legacy board that only supports kernel 2.4. Slackware 10.2 and 11.0 use kernel 2.4. It stinks, I know.


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