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slaxonoob
wrote 5 years ago


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hello there for all slax users ,i can't run slax for more than 3 minutes after loading the applications and the desktop its started to hide applications and icons they show error messages when i click on them! help please .
 
mocabilly
wrote 5 years ago


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What do the error messages say?
Do you have problems in text-mode too?
Did you check (md5) your tar/iso file?
Can you send us the output of the /var/log/messages file (last 20 lines)?

My first guess would be a damaged partition (if the tar/iso files md5 match)
Try to format (re-partition) your usb-stick, and install slax again..
 
slaxonoob
wrote 5 years ago


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mocabilly wrote:
What do the error messages say?...etc
many many messages and all the applications installed in slax by default do the same but they were working good before 3-4 minutes ,i did not make md5 cheksum,i run it with unitbootin but same s**t,usb 8gb cruzer i followed the steps showed in this forum about cruzer s usb ,ill tell more thanks for your answer .
 
jayflood
wrote 5 years ago


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Check download checksum. Format device ... FAT32 max 2gb.
 
slaxonoob
wrote 5 years ago


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jayflood wrote:
Check download checksum. Format device ... FAT32 max 2gb.

Sorry,but you mean in your answer that the usb device maximum size MUST be 2 gb ?or do i need to make partition or what???>>>>>>i think i have read all the documentation in the website and followed it too...
about the checksum think ,can anyone tell me how this can be done easely,i have found documentation on google but it is still complicated a litle bit for a beginer (noob).
i have tried many time by installing it (slax)on the usb device with diferent ways like unibootin,and i see the same errors and i formated the usb also,the boot screen and syslinux load perfectly and the desktop envirenement and applications too,but after a while ;while using it some icons don't show up anymore and also applications in the start menu,when i try to click on one application that is not hidden it shows a message of errors ((could not find find the application path ..or something like that i am not sure of the message exactly))...and if i reboot the system there is the same thing.
i used it on an old laptop working on windows xp 128mb ram ,celeron...if that helps.
damn small linux puppy linux ...etc all the portable or usb bootable linux distro worked well .
 
jayflood
wrote 5 years ago


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I meant that the maximum size for a FAT32 partition should be 2Gb. If you are using an 8Gb USB you should partition the device with 2 partitions. A small FAT32 partition (128Mb) to put the boot folder on, and the other partition can take up the rest of the device and be an ext3 file system. Perhaps you could use the build slax function to build a basic slax CD and include the gparted module, then download the .iso file and burn it to a disk. Boot with the disk in, then start up gparted and partition your USB drive as above. Boot folder on the FAT32 partition and slax folder on the ext3 partition. Then go into the boot folder and execute the bootinst.sh file which will make the USB bootable.

After that you should be able to start from the USB and have less troubles with corrupt files.
 
jayflood
wrote 5 years ago


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When you download a module for slax there is an MD5 checksum number somewhere on the screen. If you download the module to the desktop you can check the MD5 sum by opening a konsole:

# cd Desktop
# md5sum yourmodule.lzm

This will report back an alphanumeric string which should match the one on the website. If it doesn't then the file you downloaded does not match the original file that was put there byte for byte. Something is wrong with it.
 
slaxonoob
wrote 5 years ago


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jayflood wrote:
When you download a module for slax there is an MD5 checksum number somewhere on the screen. If you download the module to the desktop you can check the MD5 sum by opening a konsole:

# cd Desktop
# md5sum yourmodule.lzm

This will report back an alphanumeric string which should match the one on the website. If it doesn't then the file you downloaded does not match the original file that was put there byte for byte. Something is wrong with it.


OK,thank you for your help ;i wil read more about partitioning usb devices and i'll tell you the result.

but here is the thing about checksum numbers : if i am not able to run slax how do you want me to run the konsole to check it? O_o
 
Guy
wrote 5 years ago


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The maximum size for a FAT16 partition is 2gb on most operating systems. FAT32 can be much larger.

There are many different ways to install Slax.

The above method is one possibility.

I prefer to format the entire drive with a Linux filesystem, such as Ext2 or Ext3. Linux filesystems are much less prone to corruption than FAT16 or FAT32.

Here is some info about installation.

http://gr8idea.info/os/tutorials/slax/install-usb.html
 

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