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Old 08-29-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
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slackware installation problem


I cant make a boot disk. I am trying to make one from win98 machine using
rawrite bare.i a:
where a: is my floppy drive. I tried using complete path to bare.i but it doesnt help. I am getting
bare.i: permission denied
error. Please help
thanks
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:16 PM   #2
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Sounds like a windoze problem to me

Moving to General

I'd say to copy rawrite.exe to the same directory that bare.i lives in, and then try again..

Cool
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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windoze question? okay!
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:49 PM   #4
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still doesnt work
 
Old 08-29-2003, 10:35 PM   #5
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Use this 3 step process. Guaranteed fix!!!

1. - Blow away the Win98 box.

2. - Reload with Slackware.

3. - Make bootdisk with Linux.

I mean why even make a bootdisk when you can blow the whole system away and boot to CD?

I suggest reading my post in General about the Slackware Live CD.

Download that CD, burn it, boot off of it, and then make your boot disk if you really need to

Got it!?

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Old 08-29-2003, 10:40 PM   #6
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its the only machine that I have with windows on it. pentium 166Mhz or something...i have linux OS on 2 machines but I dont have em right now cos I moved to a diff city....
about your 2) point. I cant load it with slackware bcos I cant install slackware without a boot floppy..
 
Old 08-29-2003, 10:41 PM   #7
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cant boot off cd my friend..older comp
 
Old 08-29-2003, 10:43 PM   #8
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Ok....sorry man.

Just messin with you.

Let me see if I can help.

------------------------------------

Ok, First....sure you dont have a bad disk? Is it formatted etc?

Next, where did you get the rawrite utility? Off of the Slackware CD? or what?

Is the disk read only? Hmm...

Are you running that Util from the hard drive of the Win98 box?

I kind of need more detailed info on what you've done so far and how you've done it so I can better assist you

Thanks,
Me

Last edited by Whitehat; 08-29-2003 at 10:45 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 08:12 AM   #9
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1) I dont have a bad disk.
2) I got rawrite utility off the slackware installation disk.
3) Floppy drive isnt read-only because I used that same floppy to install redhat on the same computer that I was having trouble installing slackware.
4) Yes I was running the util from 98 box.
Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 04:32 PM   #10
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If you have an XP machine around you can try rawritent.exe, that gave me a different error and now I'm just trying to boot into slax and see if I can't start the install from there. Does anyone know why 10.2's ISO boots and 11's doesn't? Did I get my 10.2 from linux-packages or something?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 05:31 PM   #11
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Mate - the post before yours was written on 2nd Sep 2003 - hopefully the problem is resolved by now
 
Old 02-01-2007, 06:37 PM   #12
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We can hope! However he may have been in a two year long personal plato's cave. Also I was having the same exact problem ... and still am!
 
  


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