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Old 06-24-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can not boot from floppy...


I can't boot by using a disquet.
Keep having the same problem:

Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init=opition to kernel

No file de README do livro slackware online diz o seguinte:

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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
device.

The SBM installer is available as a Slackware package (called
"btmgr") in the extra/ packages collection.

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Generic floppy image creation info:

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
command:

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:

cat install.1 > /dev/fd0

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The problem is that i don't have the file install.1 or the btmgr pack.
Any available help around here?
Sorry but i am a newsbie.
Thanks
 
Old 06-24-2003, 06:25 PM   #2
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Hmmm...It looks that you don't have the first one - one from the list here:http://www.slackware.org/install/bootdisk.php

Could you write which disks do you have?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 06:32 PM   #3
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Can not boot from cd...

I got it now.
Didn't need install.1 or install.2 just created a bootable flopy with rawrite

rawrite sbootmgr.dsk a:

and that was all i need it to boot from cd-rom although the bios does not suport boot from cd-rom.

It boots nice and it works.

At last.

Thanks fro the help and don't worry, i'll be needing more help in a very near future.

P.S.: Non of the others, install.1 or install.2 worked.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 07:40 PM   #4
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Nice to read it works now. I hope your installation will be fine.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:32 PM   #5
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Unhappy This is really bad...

Hello.
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 ive 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).

Anny help?

Thanks
Carlos
 
Old 06-25-2003, 05:12 PM   #6
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Something wrong with your X configuration. Have you changed your video card, monitor etc?
 
Old 06-26-2003, 01:32 PM   #7
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Unhappy This is really bad...

Nope. The video card its the same.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 05:00 PM   #8
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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)?
 
Old 06-27-2003, 03:38 PM   #9
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Unhappy Do you know annything about clarkconnect??

Hello there.
How are you?

I was wondering, do you know annything about ClarkConnection?
Its based on Linus Red Hat.

Can you tell me the diference bettwen a stand alone server or gateway?

It askes me that, when i am instaling.

I have to say that the pourpose of this software is to serve me as a web/mail/ftp/proxy server.

Thanks
Carlos
 
Old 06-29-2003, 06:41 PM   #10
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Gateway is a machine that serves Internet/other connection to a network. Its configuration may include, among other things, proxy servers. Stand alone server is a server that's not (usually) gateway.

You want to have proxy server, so I guess you should choose 'gateway'.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 06:49 PM   #11
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Wink Thanks....

Thanks for the help.
I will be asking more in the future and hope to count on you.
Cheers mate....

P.S.: Sorry my english, i am portuguesse and i am in england for the past 9 months so i am still learning...
 
  


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