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hello im very new to linux. Im trying to learn it and everything well i have this old P1 computer that i want to put Slackware on. I can only use floppy right know and i made the 2 install floppys. Know the problem is that after i do both floppys. It ask for disk 3 "VFS: Insert disk #3 and press ENTER" know i didnt know there was a 3rd disk. i do have on cd the slackware. But this computer i dont know y but i cant use the cd-rom so a friend told me to make these boot disk. Bare.i and color.gz and then that would be it he said. But know i have to install a 3rd disk. I have no clue what to do.
On another PC - it doesn't matter wether it is Windows or Linux, look at the contents of the Slackware CD. On most Linux installation CD you will find two folders, on the Slackware 10 CD at least, called bootdisks and rootdisks. On earlier releases, and on other distributions, they maybe called boot, the other dosutils.
In the bootdisks folder, you will a numer of files with the extention .i - these are the initial boot disc images. In most cases you can use the one called bare.i. The README.TXT file explains what .i file to use and how to make the discs.
The rootdisks folder contains the disc images of the files you need to start the installation. Again, the README.TXT file in that folder explains all.
Out of interest, why cannot you use the CDROM? Is because it does not allow booting from CDROM (That is, a BIOS option) or it actually does not have a CDROM drive?
If it is the former, then after booting with the bare.i & other discs, you should have access to the CDROM - in fact the installation prompt will ask if you want to install from CDROM.
If you have no CDROM, then you have several other options - one involves you having a network adapter, the other a real big pile of 3.5" floppy discs and a lot of spare time...
i do have a cd-rom and stuff but i have both install disk the bare.i and the color.gz know i know that there is a third one whats the third one i need to make so i can get this baby up and running. And as for the Bios i cant pick a cd-rom drive. It only has for different floppys i have 1.44 on. and its working but whats the third floppy. the only two i have on floppy is the bare.i and color.gz i was told that was it then it would ask for the cd and then it would work.
ok i was looking at something i have 2 slakware cds. and i made only with the first cd the bare.i and color.gz so do i have to make the disks from the 2nd cd and with files. do i have to make into floppys this is so new to me Man!!. oh well i hope you guys can tell me what to do.
well ill have to get other one of bare.i but when i had it it didnt do it like that after usingn the bare.i it would ask for ram disk so i had put in the color.gz so know i get disk1 and disk2 it will do it like that and stuff. so all i had made the install disk from the slackware install cd i have did i do it right.