Frustration is the word I am.
I got Slackware 9.0 and I have installed it before on pentium 233 MMX a few days ago in a 7gig harddrive.
Now I need to reinstall it in 30 gig cd for server and the same cd refuses to boot in the same machine. It said something like no boot record found, but it would boot XP, ME and Mandrake. Then I tested the same slackare CD in another computer using the same CD reader and it works !!!!
Since NFS installation is ompossible, the only way for me is to use boot floppy.
My brother managed to get me bare.i and color.gz and I managed to boot and run the setup but it would format the partition to ext2 only since aparently those image were came from very very old version of slackware.
So I use the bare.i from the CD and it stopped when booting the boot file it needs more input and system halted.
The color.gz for slackware 9.0 is 2.2 meg, can't fit that into floppy.
I tried install.zip using the msdos method, boot from old bare.i and I was managed to work it up to cfdisk and create the partitions. But when it comes to setup, the setup told me that it couldn't find linux partition.
Then i tried to boot from msdos using linux.bat but it couldn't find any kernel, so I copied the kernel from the cd and it also stopped in the middle cannot mounting FS.
Another method I tried is to boot from the old bare.i (the 9.0 one refuses to boot) and in the boot: i mount /dev/hdc ro noinitrd and it failed, wanting to access the init.
So up to this point, I feel I have tried every possible method. I'm just learning linux and I need help
I can understand why I cannot get the setup using floppy, what I can't understand is why the same machine refuses to boot from the CD ???
Thanks in advance, I hope I can get any advice.