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Old 04-26-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
starneo
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Help Now! I Am Freaking Out!


The problem is!

I must install Slackware true a USB CDROM (A plextor something)...

I am using the bootdiskimage usb2.s it works perfect.

the problem is this....

I want to start the installation directly after it has loaded the boot disk and i have to put in the rootdisks...what the f*ck should i write at the boot:...

what i have understand theres i now rootdisks with usb support! its supports evrything else but not USB...thats why i am fu*king angry.

LINUX is the best, but not the most friendly.

Please someone help me fast or else it Microsoft in the Future and that we dont want.

what to write in the Boot: so the cd starts, or rootdisks that a working with USB CDS!!!



I am waiting for a right answer.

.Daniel
 
Old 04-26-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
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I see you are angry. before I get to your problem...
However: "Help Now! ..." will not get a quick reply.
You see, people log on here and they use the search engine for their sort of problem. When they see a related problem they can fix, they reply (partly because they got help and they are paying it forward and partly because they hope solving another similar problem will catapult that user to the point where they may be able to solve that person's problem - if you see what I mean.)

So you need the subject line to describe your problem.

If it dosn't, then you are relying on a board member cruising the "0 replies" list to pass the time.

Of course, it would help if the message body described the problem too - but I'll see what I can do.

From your message, I would think you have slackware up and running but you want to be able to use a USB cd-rom drive. OR do you want to be able to boot from a cd using a usb cd-rom drive?

When you reply, read it through carefully to make sure you have spelled everything correctly and what you have written is what you mean. I had trouble reading your prose here.

i.e.

"I must install slackware true a USB CDROM (A Plexor something)..."

Does this mean you want to make a bootdisk out of a CD?
cd-rom's cannot have operating systems installed to (or true) them so this sentence clearly dosn't say what you intend.

"I am using the bootdiskimage usb2.s it works perfect"

So you *have* a boot disk image on a cd-rom already?
Note: files with extension s (as in file.s or usb2.s) are normally source files and thus need to be compiled. The image you use would have an extension like usb2.img or usb2.o or suchlike.

Whatever, I cannot see how this could possibly "work perfect". In what way?

"I want to start the installation directly after it has loaded the boot disk" [snip]

So you do not have slackware installed, but you are trying to install it?
To install from the installation disk, you must set your BIOS to FIRST look at the cd-rom drive. I take it you do not have an IDE cd-rom drive installed? Will your BIOS look at the USB cd-rom?

Anyway, once that happens the installation manager will take over your computer and ask you loads of questions.

[snip]"and i have to put in the rootdisks...what the f*ck should i write at the boot:..."

You get a message that says "insert root disks"?
You get a Boot: prompt?

This suggests you have Linux installed??!
I think you need to tell us exactly what you are trying to do and how you have gone about it.

"what i have understand theres i now rootdisks with usb support! its supports evrything else but not USB"

I'll try to translate (can you see why this would be hard to understand - I realise you are incoherent with rage, but how can I help if I don't understand you?)

You meant to say (?)
"What I understand is, there is no rootdisk with USB support."

I don't know what you mean by "rootdisk".
Linux DOES support USB - however, it is unlikely that a PC will boot from a USB disk drive. This is nothing to do with Linux, and everything to do with the BIOS. I have yet to see a BIOS that will boot from anything other than an IDE drive. Bet you cannot boot into windows from the usb-cd either.

To support USB under linux, you need the usb modules installed as well as a working kernel installed. If linux is already installed, then what is the problem?


"Please someone help me fast or else it Microsoft in the Future and that we dont want."

Hah! A threat!
Still assuming you want to boot from a usb-cd, I bid you good luck. If MS has figured out how to do this then use MS with my condolences.

Do you have no IDE drives - hdd, fdd, cd ?

You can easily make a bootdisk for an ide drive so what is the big deal?
Simon
 
Old 04-27-2004, 03:30 AM   #3
J.W.
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Dude - using a vague thread header, and including a demand for assistance, and on top of everything to threaten that you'll use Windows is unlikely to inspire people to offer advice to you. Perhaps if you calmly described what you were attempting to do, what errors/messages you received, and what next steps you were considering, you might get more informative replies. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
perry
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Quote:
Originally posted by J.W.

"Look, your going to help me fix my Linux install or I'll go back to using Windows"

Dude - using a vague thread header, and including a demand for assistance, and on top of everything to threaten that you'll use Windows is unlikely to inspire people to offer advice to you. Perhaps if you calmly described what you were attempting to do, what errors/messages you received, and what next steps you were considering, you might get more informative replies. -- J.W.
hmmmm.....

- perry
 
Old 07-21-2004, 02:19 PM   #5
J.W.
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perry - I'm not sure I understand your reply. My original comment was in response to starneo's post, and reiterated (and agreed with) Simon Bridge's followup reply. Although that post (meaning mine) is several months old now, IMO it was a valid comment - personally, I do not think that using vague titles for your threads and then angrily demanding that other people help you is an effective way to get assistance.

More importantly, I think that dragging up old posts, and then adding (and bolding) your own comments as part of a "quote" attributed to someone else is neither acceptable nor appropriate, and is contrary to the spirit of LQ. I would encourage you to re-read the LQ Rules which you agreed to abide by when you signed up. As a member for nearly a year now, you should know better than to post meaningless comments. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:05 PM   #6
Electro
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The only way we can help you is knowing your hardware and what steps you did. If you do not mind giving us a complete list of hardware, we can then help you. If you do not know computer hardware, have someone help you.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:14 PM   #7
Simon Bridge
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And, naturally, I got a "heads up" about this too

perry's reply appears to be a party political broadcast - the boldface part of the quote, is appears calculated to be inflammatory and it comes first so it will be quoted to us in the e-mail notification. (Notice, the e-mail quote gets as far as the "or"... leaving a sort of hanging threat?)

The supposed reply "hmmmmm" directs us to the link below - following this I get a pseudo-news thing about the US Democrat presidential candidate gushing forth about high tech. I won't comment on it since this is not a political forum - however,

... the link is in the wrong forum, and only periferally linux related.
... party political broadcasts are not on (IMO), especially "local" issues in an international forum. (Though, in the interests of freedom of speach, perhaps they should be truthfully labelled - like "what Kelly promises for you" or something rather than the spammish line given.)
... and, indeed, perry should know better.

Would it be worth checking his other recent posts for political material?
Simon

BTW: I considered making this a private post, but then I thought is may be a useful one for others to see - maybe this could also be appropriate for linux-general as a thread on obnoxious posts?
 
  


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