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Thread: Slackware 9.0 help

  1. #1
    Recondite Phreak
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    Slackware 9.0 help

    ok, I downloaded slack 9.0, burned the iso onto a cd, and rebooted off the CD.

    It boots up, finds my 4 IDE devices, but then it starts checking for USB(didn't do this with my slack 8.1), and then comes up with an error about illegal paging access. I'm thinking it's because it can't find a swap partition, but I have 256MB ram, so it shouldn't be swapping at all.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    I havn't heard of this one before. I havn't been able to try Slackware 9.0 yet either. I'm busy trying to free up my HDD space so that I can reformat. Probably going to take me a few months.

    I do like the fact that 9.0 checks for USB. 8.1 didn't do this so if you installed using a USB keyboard you were fine until you actually booted the kernel, then it wouldn't work because ala: no drivers/module.

    If you have no USB devices. Maybe you can check your BIOS to see if USB is enabled. If it is perhaps disable it or vise versa if it's disabled.
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  3. #3
    Recondite Phreak
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    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    I had a USB game controller plugged in. After unplugging it, everything worked fine.

    I sat down tonight to go ahead and install it(finally had time), and after installing, I can't seem to be able to boot back into my linux.

    For some reason, it can't mount my root partition.

    I have my /boot partition as ext3, but I reformatted all of my other partitions as ReiserFS, including my root partition.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  4. #4

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    Perhaps your boot partition is trying to boot the / partition as ext3? Maybe this is why it's not working? You can try to boot the / from the Slackware CD.
    AMD Athlon 2200+ 1.8Ghz
    1280MB PC-3200 CAS2.5 RAM
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP
    Western Digital WDC WD2500JB-00FUA0 250GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Seagate ST3200822A 200GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD1200BB-00CAA1 120GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 80GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Maxtor OneTouch 2HA43R32 1TB 7200 rpm USB 2.0
    D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 NIC
    D-Link DWL-G520 Rev.A
    Debian 5.0r1 Lenny

  5. #5
    Recondite Phreak
    Guest

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    Yeah I tried booting from the slack CD before. I figured out my problem, I was just really tired. I was setting root as the wrong partition. That's what I get for waiting until 5am to install it


    I'm moving around in it right now, and I must say, KDE 3.1 is absolutely gorgeous. I'm having a lot of fun just discovering what's new

  6. #6

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    yeah, i love to find the new stuff ;D

  7. #7
    Recondite Phreak
    Guest

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    ok, ran into another problem.

    I went to install ALSA, and the config exits with an error. Here's the output, including the command I type in.



    root@localhost:/home/mreiland/alsa-driver-0.9.2# ./configure --with-cards=cmipci --with-sequencer=yes
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for executable suffix...
    checking for object suffix... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/ginstall -c
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
    checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
    checking for inline... inline
    checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
    checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
    checking for current directory... /home/mreiland/alsa-driver-0.9.2
    checking cross compile...
    checking for directory with kernel source... /lib/modules/2.4.20/build
    checking for kernel version... The file /lib/modules/2.4.20/build/include/linux/version.h does not exist.

    Please, install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
    or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
    sources (default is /usr/src/linux).

    /lib/modules/2.4.20/build is a link to /usr/src/linux-2.4.20. The problem is that /usr/src/linux-2.4.20 doesn't exist. I guess this means that somehow I managed to not install the kernel source. I'm not quite sure how I did that, but what's done is done. The question now is, how do I go about getting it, and making sure everything is put where it's supposed to be?

    I'm not really sure how to proceed, and I'm pretty new to Linux in general, so some advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

  8. #8

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    first:

    uname -a

    that will be the kernel you are using

    Then, go to kernel(dot)org and look for your kernel version, and find the one with sources in the name. get a tarball, install it, and you can then try to install alsa again. ALSA must need some headers or something. that missing dir will probably be made upon installation of the sources. btw, i don't think the kernel sources get installed when you install a kernel, they are a separate job.

  9. #9
    Recondite Phreak
    Guest

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    ok, thanx for the info.

    I'll try it and let you know how it goes

  10. #10

    Re:Slackware 9.0 help

    sweet ;D

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