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tcoffeep
September 20th, 2007, 11:17 PM
Hey there.

I downloaded the slackware DVD iso off of their website via torrent, but, upon burning (I tried 3 seperate times), it continually crashes on the 'reading physical drives'. It stops there, and I even left it for a good hour or two.

Any suggestions...as I'm really interested in how Slackware works.

Pancetilla
September 21st, 2007, 08:22 AM
No idea :confused:

Did you check the md5sum of the downloaded iso? Did you download it every time from the same web/link or did you tried another option (not torrent)? Have you got any of these problems before with another linux distro?

tcoffeep
September 21st, 2007, 05:55 PM
Well, my laptop (Acer Aspire 5100) is not compatible with a lot of distros (such as Freespire, Gentoo, and a number of others.) but it tends to work with Debian, Ubuntu, and so on. Usually they'll tell me when they don't work though...this just sort of froze there.
I usually only download from the Slackware website, as I don't trust downloading ISOs from anywhere else.

Antman
October 5th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Well, my laptop (Acer Aspire 5100) is not compatible with a lot of distros (such as Freespire, Gentoo, and a number of others.) but it tends to work with Debian, Ubuntu, and so on. Usually they'll tell me when they don't work though...this just sort of froze there.
I usually only download from the Slackware website, as I don't trust downloading ISOs from anywhere else.



Some steps to try:

1. after downloading the DVD iso, check the md5sum to make sure it matches.

2. when burning the DVD, burn at the slowest speed possible. I normally burn dvd's at 4x speed.