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- Join Date
- Nov 2005
Slackware Install - Segmentation Error
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..
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
- The Hot Humid South
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.
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.