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sbootmgr.dsk This nifty little tool allows selecting various devices to boot
from a menu, and even allows booting a CD-ROM in machines where
the BIOS doesn't support it (or it's supposed to support it, but
it just doesn't work). If you have trouble booting the
Slackware CD-ROM, you might try writing this image to a floppy,
booting it, and then selecting your CD-ROM drive as the boot
The SBM installer is available as a Slackware package (called
"btmgr") in the extra/ packages collection.
To create a floppy disk from one of these images, use the RAWRITE command on
DOS or Windows. For example, to make the first rootdisk image (install.1),
you'd put a formatted 1.44MB floppy in your floppy drive, and then run this
C:\> RAWRITE INSTALL.1 A:
There are several versions of RAWRITE provided to handle most versions of DOS
and Windows. If one version doesn't seem to work, try another.
To make the floppy images under Linux, use the "cat" command to send them to
the floppy device. This command will make the first install disk:
I have instaled linux slackware for the first time like a week ago and it was fine and just one partition no swap.
Know tha i´ve made a swap partation and a linux partition, it all goes nice until i boot the pc, log in using root, and when i want to use a graphic interface "startx" i have this error.:
Screens found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error: no screens found.
XIO:fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by pear) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 Known processed) with 0 events remaining).
So we need to examine your /etc/X11/XF86Config. I'm not sure, but I understand you've not edited your X configuration after install? If you haven't, you need to change the configuration to fit your hardware. Could you paste it (XF86Config file)?