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    Slackware Install - Segmentation Error


    well, my linux problems continue.

    I have a IBM thinkpad 380z that was just lying around so I decided to put linux on it since windows is too bloaty for 32MBs of RAM...

    I have successfully installed Suse 6.4.. but I'm having a hell of a time trying to install software so I decided to try Slackware.

    During the installation of Slackware when I try to fdisk, I get a segmentation error. Is this a Ram problem? other hardware problem? I can't seem to get past this step in the installation and from what i've heard, slackware is the best linux to use for old legacy computers like mine.. if i can't get IT to work either.. then i'm done for..

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    Have you tried any of the live cd distros? Might be worth it to see if one boots for you. Damn Small might be a good choice. Slax or Slax popcorn might be worth trying too. If they boot up, then you might want to try installing one.
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    When I had segmentation errors with my Slack install it turned out to be my RAM. The thing is that it wouldn't load anything else either. I had a spare copy of DSL and always got the same segmenation error. Keep in mind that I just simply could not load anything, it would all freeze during boot.

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    I was gonna recommend getting a stick of 64 RAM but remembered you have a laptop. I've never tried installing more RAM in a laptop, but if it can be done fairly painlessly, more RAM will make a HUGE difference in ease of installation and performance.
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