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I burned it twice so I dont think so
You misunderstand me.
A duff image can still be burned... and if it doesn't pass the MD5checksum, then it won't install even if you burn it a thousand times.
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dang just got a checksum 2nd boot on solaris, "failed to program mem space [0/31/31] bar@0x10

so is the the mem bad? or the HDD? ( new to linux)
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I burned the ISO, forced the lappy to only boot off the DvD drive, and all I get is one blinking cursor on the top left, nothing else, I even made a 2nd image on a new DVD, same thing.
OK that's actually better. That means that either you chose the wrong file to download or got corruption either in the download or the burn and all are easily fixed. You can choose either the Install CD and the 2nd CD or the DVD iso. The DVD iso is roughly 4GB and is not available on all mirrors to save on bandwidth. They expect you to use torrent. Here is one location that has GBit connection and the full DVD iso,

http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...ware-13.1-iso/

Sorry if I offended you earlier. I am probably a little jaded by so many people here who have been hobbled by Windows and expect "dumbed down".
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no offense taken, honest, im just a little lost right now, lol,
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Thx again for all the help, im DL'ing Slax off the top mirror, and Kubunto 10.10 got about 20 mins left on both total. I got more memory laying around, think I should change it?
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K Ima swap out the HDD for the one with Windows on it and change the memory fast and see if it goes, then I'll be back to try this Slax thing one more
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yea not going, imma take a bit and play around
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Greetz
It would be wise to run a thorough Memtest 86+ on your machine to verify memory is good and setup correctly. It is available with Slax-Remix as standard on the boot menu.

Since you have only a Windoze box to work with you will have to download the checksum checking executable. It is not standard like it is in Lnux. Windows version is here - http://etree.org/cgi-bin/counter.cgi...are/md5sum.exe It's md5 sum is #!md5!eb574b236133e60c989c6f472f07827b so you can verify that it works correctly by running it on the download immediately after installing. Then direct it to your iso(s) and check where they came from for the matching sum.
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