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Well, so far I have tried Nero and Adaptec Easy CD Creator, both in Windows, and Gnome Toast in Linux. None of them have worked, so I am currently downloading from a different mirror. I _really_ hope these work.
Download through bitTorrent because it verifies the files during downloading.
When using ISO images always verify them with md5sum utility before using them. If you use BitTorrent, you can skip the step.
Yes, writing at a lower speed is a lot better than going at the fastest speed the drive can write at. I always set my writing speed as low as my drive can handle. If you want to know why slower is better, its the distortion or the wabbling that occurs at high RPM. Faster the RPM, the more wabbling occurs and the more distorted the dots and dashes are.
No, I am using CD-Rs. However, I did find out, in a fit of frustration, how to get to the other three consoles in the Slackware boot (the same as in RedHat, who would have guessed?) Anyway, I saw an error that it had spit back at me, and it said basically:
"/dev/hdb3 [where I am trying to install Slackware] could not be mounted [or something like that]
Bad fs type, bad superblock, or too many file systems mounted"
I tried formatting it as both ext2 and ext3, and neither work. But in any case, it is now obvious, since I have gotten the same error with a different iso set, that it is not a media problem.
If it matters, on my first hard drive, I have my windows 'C' drive, then my windows 'E' drive, then I think next is my RedHat boot partition, then my RedHat '/' partition. And the 'E' drive is one of those stupid windows "extended partitions".
For my second hard drive, I have my windows 'D' drive, then my Linux swap partition, and then a big Linux partition, where I want to install Slackware.
Ok, the troublesome Linux partition mounted successfully as ext2, and I cd'd to it, and ls output went as follows:
dev lost+found winC winD
winC and winD were mount points for my two fat32 partitions I have, which I specified during Slackware installation. What should I do? I suppose I could try simply reformatting the part again during installation. Would I be safer going with ext3?
Whoooo! It installed! I am so happy! Oh, wait... problem. How do I configure LILO to boot Slackware? I have never had any experience with it, because RedHat did it for me at installation. LILO is installed to my RH partition.