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Old 08-24-2003, 09:53 AM   #1
Cloakdev
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What slackware boot disk to choose?


I'm trying to get the right installation/boot-disks for Slackware.. I'm installing on a laptop via NFS and would like to know what disks I need.

I've found the pcmcia, network and install disks.. But what about the boot one? slackware.com states that you should get color.gz. that one though is only a link to initrd.img which is a "double" 1,44 i.e. impossible to write to a normal floppy.

How do I solve this? I have no CD so I need to do it over the net.

Anyone?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 10:10 AM   #2
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Hello,
I am having the same problem. I say start with bare.i. If that doesn't work, then move down to lowmem.i... Also, make sure you have the install.1, install.2, network.dsk and pcmcia.dsk disks from the rootdisks folder (located on the extras disk). You only need pcmcia.dsk if you have a pcmcia ethernet card.

There are two problems that I have run into so far. The first is that bare.i hangs while doing a partition check of hda... Let it go to sleep and then wake it back up. The second is that it keeps looking for a CD drive. For this reason, I'm trying to use lowmem.i. See if it works. I'll keep you tuned.
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:15 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I went into #slackware on EFNet and got the same answer..

weird that slackware.com says that you should use color.gz..
 
Old 08-24-2003, 11:13 AM   #4
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True... However, if you read the README.TXT in the rootdisks dir of the Extras disk, you'll see the answer:

Quote:
In the past, there's only been one rootdisk floppy called "color.gz", but now there are 2 floppy images (install.1 and install.2) and you'll need both of them.
Let me know how it works out...
--Taj
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:20 PM   #5
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Yah.. found that.

However, says nothing about using bare.i for booting does it? Or did I miss that to?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:41 PM   #6
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It says try a bunch of boot disks ;-). Are you running Windows or Linux? You can use rawrite to make bootdisks from 'Doze or you can use dd to write from Linux...
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