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Old 10-17-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
Skeletor666
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running setup from cd on Slackware 9.1


My laptop does not automatically run the cdrom when the computer is turned on. This occurs even if I set cdrom as the boot up drive in BIOS. So I've partitioned and formated the drive for dos so that I can run the cdrom drivers to access the d: (cdrom) drive. Is there a command I can type to make the cd for slackware 9.1 run so it can start the installation process? And if there is a command, where do I find it?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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If slackware contains the loadlin program you can use that to start the install process from dos, other than that I'm not sure.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 05:13 PM   #3
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What do you do once you find loadlin?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:24 PM   #4
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Are you sure the CD itself is bootable? Before you start making changes to your machine, I'd reconfirm that your BIOS is set so the CD is the first boot device, as well as to verify that the Slack CD is bootable (assuming that you've got access to another PC, put the CD into it, and reboot) My thought is that the CD may have been burned incorrectly, and I think it would be worthwhile to confirm this prior to making system changes. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:54 PM   #5
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The cd is definetly bootable because I used the very same one to install slackware onto my desktop. I use it in class and we have to install slackware with it all the time. So usually I put it in the cdrom drive and it starts up.

I've made sure that BIOS runs cdrom first, but the cdrom won't run during start up on this particular laptop (16mb ram, 1gb hdd, P150).

So, I've been able to find the loadlin directory, but then what?
 
  


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