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Old 09-23-2002, 02:11 AM   #1
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Slack 8.1 install boot disk?


I need to know how I can create a Slack 8.1 install boot disk, using my currently installed Slack 8.1 on my comp, so that I can put slack 8.1 on another comp thats being a stupid fsck and wont boot ( or let me change to in BIOS ) from the CD.
 
Old 09-23-2002, 07:33 AM   #2
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Do you have a Slackware CD? If so, you can make floppy boot disk.

From Slackware Site:
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You may need to change /dev/fd0 depending on your configuration. If you are creating the image from a DOS system, the included program RAWRITE will help you make the disk. Here is the syntax for RAWRITE:C:\>RAWRITE [image file name] [destination drive letter]:
For example, if I wanted to make a boot disk from the net.i image on a DOS system with the floppy drive as A:, I would use the following command.


D:\>RAWRITE bare.i A:
You can probably do this for /dev/fd0.

http://www.slackware.org/install/bootdisk.php
 
Old 09-23-2002, 08:55 AM   #3
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I'm assuming you cant boot from cd on this other computer?
Then you will need bare.i(boot disk) Install.1-5(Install disks) Yes five of them.

bare.i: http://telia.dl.sourceforge.net/mirr...-8.1/bootdisks

Install disks: http://telia.dl.sourceforge.net/mirr...-8.1/rootdisks

Once you have them on your working Linux box, put a floppy labeled boot in your fdd then:
dd if=bare.i of=/dev/fd0

and do the same for each of the install disks. So you should end up with 6 disks total.
 
Old 09-23-2002, 12:27 PM   #4
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when i typed "dd if=bare.i of=/dev/fd0 It came back with this:

dd: opening `bare.i': No such file or directory


what am I doing wrong?
 
Old 09-23-2002, 01:23 PM   #5
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I was assuming you were in the same directory that you downloaded the files to sry

dd if=/path/to/bare.i of=/dev/fd0
 
Old 09-23-2002, 02:34 PM   #6
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hmm... i need to know how to format fd0 (im asuming that fd0 represents the floppy drive)
 
Old 09-23-2002, 03:30 PM   #7
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You should'nt have to format the floppies, as dd will over write the whole thing with the images.

BTW: You dont need to mount the floppies, just put them in the drive, and type the commands that I posted.

Last edited by hanzerik; 09-23-2002 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2002, 03:32 PM   #8
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But the command to format a floppy is:
fdformat /dev/fd0
then depending on what type of file system you want:
mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0
mkfs.ext2 /dev/fd0
 
  


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