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March 28th, 2002, 21:15
im trying install slackware, im using bare.i kernal and it wont get past keyboard layout, it just feezes
Maxton 20GB HD (brand new)
March 28th, 2002, 21:17
its most likely a curropt file on the cd
March 28th, 2002, 21:18
try bare245.i or other kernels that may be on the cd
March 28th, 2002, 21:56
when i switch back over to my other hard drive ill try that kernal, if it was a corrupt file, would it be form the iso?
March 29th, 2002, 10:13
i could be from the iso or a burning error. Always check the MD5 checksums before burning so you don't waste a cd.
March 29th, 2002, 11:55
Originally posted by invalid
Always check the MD5 checksums before burning so you don't waste a cd.
March 29th, 2002, 13:53
... make sure it downloaded correctly
April 3rd, 2002, 21:20
MD5 Sums are 32 byte character strings that are the result of running the MD5 sum program against a particular file. Since any difference between two files results in two different strings, MD5's can be used to determine that the file or iso you downloaded is a bit-for-bit copy of the remote file or iso.
If you are running one of the GNU/Linux distributions, you should already have the MD5 program installed. If you run Windows and don't have the program, you can download a dos shell version here (http://etree.org/software/md5sum.exe) or a Windows version here (http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~floydian/md5/) . The Windows version can be downloaded in .zip or .exe format, and installed in the usual manner. The DOS version file is the executable program file. Once downloaded, copy or move it to your c:\windows\command directory. Then, open up an MS-DOS window, and go to the directory of the downloaded iso file that you wish to check. Once you are in that directory,
type the following: md5sum the_name_of_the.iso
If you have a problem with the DOS 8.3 file name limit, just rename the .iso file to an 8.3 name similar to the original file name. Once the program has run, and it will take a few minutes to run on a 640 megabyte file, a 32 digit md5sum will be generated. This sum should be exactly the same as the listed md5 sum for the specific iso you downloaded. If the sums are different, then your downloaded iso is not an exact copy, and will have to be downloaded again. It's a bother, but it happens. Better to know before you waste time and energy trying to install something that is never going to install. On occasion I do make mistakes posting MD5 Sums. If you have a question about the posted MD5Sum, email me.
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