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Old 10-12-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
NeuroTox
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Angry Slackware bootdisk - boot failed


Hello
I'm trying to install linux slackware 9.0 on my pentium 133
My motherboard don't boot from cdrom so i have try to make boot disk.

I have tried bare.i and old_cd.i but i receive always the same error message... boot failed .... when i'm trying to boot from disk.


When i create the disk with rawrite.exe....

RaWrite 1.3 - Write disk file to raw floppy diskette

Enter source file name: old_cd.i
Enter destination drive: a:
Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press -ENTER- :
Number of sectors per track for this disk is 18
Writing image to drive A:. Press ^C to abort.
Attempt to DMA across 64K boundary

can you help me please???

goodbye
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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It looks that there's a problem during rawrite. Do you have DMA on for floppies (I'm not sure if it's possible at all, but check it and turn off if it exists)?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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Another issue may be with RAWRITE. There are multiple versions of that program, and as I recall the one that worked for me was RAWRITE13 (I think). In any event, these other versions should be available from the same place you d/l your disk. You might try created the boot disk using a different version of RAWRITE and seeing if that solves your problems. It did for me. Good luck -- J.W.
 
  


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