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Old 07-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make a slack bootdisk in windows. I can’t find the images on my slackware install ISO. I went to the slackware site tutorial, but I can’t find the the “bootdisks.144” directory they told me to go on my ISO. I would appreciate any response what so ever.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 02:10 PM   #2
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Try here:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...rent/bootdisks
 
Old 07-12-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, I didn't state my problem correctly. My BIOS doesn't support booting from CD. I need to use rawrite (which I have on my ISO) to use an image file of a boot disk (which I can't seem to find on my ISO) and write it to a floppy. I would very much like to find out where these images are.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
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I did understand you question and I told you where to find them:
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Originally posted by david_ross
Try here:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...rent/bootdisks
I've never had to use a slack boot disk but from this doc:
http://www.slackware.org/install/bootdisk.php
The chances are you need:
Quote:
bare.i No additional device support. Just IDE support.
Which you can find:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...otdisks/bare.i
 
Old 07-12-2003, 02:55 PM   #5
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OH!!! Sorry man, thanks a lot.

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Old 07-12-2003, 02:58 PM   #6
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OH!!! Sorry man, thanks a lot.
No problem
 
Old 07-12-2003, 04:23 PM   #7
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I now need a root disk and tried converting color.gz into a floppy. The problem is that the image is 6 mb. Any help would be very appreciated.


nm, I just found out that I need 5 floppies for the 5 install images

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Old 07-12-2003, 04:38 PM   #8
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If I'm not mistaken, a Slackware rootdisk is actually meant to be 5 floppies

Edit: Good, good
 
Old 07-12-2003, 04:52 PM   #9
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Ok, it doesn't say that in any tutorials I've found, but I believe that. If anyone could direct me to a place to get all 5 of them, that would be great. I can only find 2. You'd think they would put them on the ISO:P
 
Old 07-12-2003, 10:24 PM   #10
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You might consider this this:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...linux/sbootmgr
from README.TXT:
sbootmgr.dsk This nifty little tool allows selecting various devices to boot
from a menu, and even allows booting a CD-ROM in machines where
the BIOS doesn't support it (or it's supposed to support it, but
it just doesn't work). If you have trouble booting the
Slackware CD-ROM, you might try writing this image to a floppy,
booting it, and then selecting your CD-ROM drive as the boot
device.

If this fails, use your boot disk: bare.i
followed by the 2 root disks, found here
that's hopefully all you need.

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