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Old 09-14-2001, 05:51 PM   #1
Colonel Panic
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Installing Slackware 8.0


I got slackware 8.0, as I've already stated in a previous thread. I am supposed to create some boot floppies, but I'm wondering if I actually have to. Can I just boot from the CD? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-15-2001, 07:02 AM   #2
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Yeah - if you can boot from the CD then that's your easiest installation route. The floppies are only needed if you can't boot the CD for some reason.

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Old 09-15-2001, 10:32 PM   #3
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Thanks!

What would the reasons be? When I installed RH7.1, I could boot off the CD. Should anything change? I doubt it, but you know...

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Old 09-16-2001, 07:39 AM   #4
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What would the reasons be?
A reason for the CD not booting yeah?? Is the CD an original? If not AFAIK if the person copyied all the files from the original disc, instead of doing a whole disc copy (a copy of the data tracks) then it will no longer be bootable as some files may be in the wrong place on the disc...

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Old 09-17-2001, 06:46 PM   #5
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Okay. Another question:

I don't think I want to use fdisk or cfdisk. Maybe something like FIPS. SO, how would I just be able to select partitions to install my slackware system on, instead of having to make these partitions with fdisk or cfdisk. I have a 30 GB disk, with 5 GB or so allocated to RedHat 7.1, and would like to give 3 GB or so to Slackware. How would I do this? Thanks! Oh, one more thing, would I need a /boot partition for slackware? I think I do, but I'm not too sure. I don't really want to install LILO, being that it's already there (and with a pretty GUI, too )
Thanks for putting up with my questions!

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