Installing Slackware 3.1

Installing Slackware 3.1

Post by Jeffrey A. Cyphe » Mon, 20 Jan 1997 04:00:00

I am setting this up on my laptop (while waiting for Matrox Mystique
drivers for my desktop)... problem is I can't get started with the
The steps I have been through are as follows
   I made the bootdisk using bare.i
       It makes it through this disk without error, correctly
       identifying all my hardware
   I used both the color and text versions of the root disk
       This is where the problem comes in... with either I
        get the following messages

        RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
        JAVA Binary support v1.01 for Linux 1.3.98 ..... etc
        VFS: Mounted root (minix filesystem)
        INIT: version 2.60 booting

      This is where the problem occurs as soon as it hits that last
       message it stops.... and never does anything else
       What could be the problem ????

My hardware is as follows :
      Cyrix 486 slc 25 with a math co added on the board
      8 megs ram
      Toshiba 701 meg HD ( this I suspect as the problem )
           as I had to use Disk Manager to be able to use
           the whole drive... any way around that ???
      serial mouse
      vga (paper white) 800x600 display
      3.5" floppy
      no sound
      no pc card slots
      2 serial
      1 parallel

Any responses would be appreciated as I would really like to get this
machine going with this new version of Linux... I have no arguments
about repartitioning or formatting the drive in any way...

J Cyphers


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Installing Slackware 3.1

Post by Rick M » Thu, 23 Jan 1997 04:00:00

I have a similar problem in that it  gets awhole screen of errors:

end_request: I/O error; dev 01:00, sector 2878

then that's it. When it first started It was only a few times, now
it's all the time...


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