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Old 06-04-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 1 installation help


Looking for a quick fix! I just gave Win NT 4.0 the boot and took my hard drive apart and now I could see myself in them platters. But my BIOS is old and needs a little floppy drive help to get things started. Is there a place where I could download a small distro for a floppy to start my installation. I have my 5 CD's for Fedora that I got from Cheap Bytes and some Slackware if I need it.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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Slackware allows you to create a floppy boot disk during the installation, I would imagine most distros allow you to.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 03:49 AM   #3
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The problem is that my PC won't read a CD until it gets a little help from something loaded in RAM. The bottom line is that I could spend some time learning from these web sites of what I want to do. My PC won't boot from a CD. It is a Compaq Presario 4772, vintage 1996 with a whopping 166Mhz Pentium. At least I'm not trying to work with a 486!
 
Old 06-04-2005, 03:58 AM   #4
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Here are some Slackware floppy boot disks...

http://sunsite.lanet.lv/ftp/mirror/Slackware/bootdisks/
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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I have all the same files and documents on my Slackware Installation Disk 1. I tried three diferent kernels. I get the same message "boot fails".
 
  


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