Originally Posted by markymarq
Oh, another problem. the CD player doesn't mount so I may have trouble installing the newer version anyway. I'm such a newbie sorry !!!
When you have the system booted and login as root and do;
lspci -vv >my_lspci
You could do a 'dmesg |grep -i cdrom' do see if the drive is recognized. Also post your '/etc/fstab' along with the 'my_files' in the above output piped files. Please post all the information in vbcode tags, either the # (suggested for long lists/data) or QUOTE. The vbcode tags are at the top of the reply window.
You can go into your BIOS and check for boot order to see if the cdrom can be made to boot first order. If not you can use the 'sbootmgr
' to see if the cdrom device can be booted.
If all that you want to do is extract, remove or copy information then you can use a Livecd or even the Slackware 12.1 install cd1 to boot. Then you can mount the necessary filesystem to enable the copy of desired information.
These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links
More than just SlackwareŽ links!