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Old 05-22-2002, 09:48 PM   #16
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k... Now how do we upgrade from current slackware8 to 8.1beta2 using this iso cd i have... There are three folders on the cd ISO,
Kernel, and Slackwar - yes that is how the folder is named. What do I need to do?
As far as I know, Slackware has never had an upgrade option. Your only option (to my knowledge) is to use the "upgradepkg" tool and go through and upgrade stuff by hand.

There are scripts which have been made to do this for you, but they operate off the slackware ftp site, not a cd-rom.

Perhaps someone else has more info on this than I do.

Cheers,

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Old 05-25-2002, 03:26 PM   #17
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Help Choose Compatible CD-rom?

Tifkat, my cdrom crashed - I want to buy a 40x cdrom or lower but they are hard to find. Where is the hardware compatibility list? How about a teac 40x or acer 40x - these 52x run way too fast for data transfer - don't watch movies unless its a tutorial... lol Only mitsumi i found are 48X and LG are 52X Hell they can fly! my cdrw is only 8\4\32A plextor. plextor cdrom is too many $ ... Going back to search for that hdware compatibily lst - hav seen it in my travels???

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Old 05-25-2002, 08:40 PM   #18
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Hey Nightsky,

The speed of your cdrom shouldn't be a problem. The quality of the cdrom does though. If it's a burned cd, some people find that burning at a slower speed is better. If it's a pre-pressed cd, you might want to check that the cd is clean.

These two things are what really affects cdroms, regardless of the drive speed. I have an LG 48x and it works well. If you cdrom drive physically ceased to work, I would say it has a problem, and another identical drive should be fine.

I must admit, I have had problems mounting cdroms un linux with my LG sometimes, but I wouldn't say it was due to the speed.

cheers,

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Old 05-25-2002, 09:10 PM   #19
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Thanks tifkat --- so i have windows running now. lol I am tempted to try setting slackware8.1b2 again??? But its a real hassle trashing my harddrive bc i don't have a backup system. I ordered an asus 52X ... is it a problem to install slackware before i installed the new cdrom. I cld use cdrw as cdrom for the install and just leave the old cdrom installed to hold a place for the new one. What is your opinion?
 
Old 05-25-2002, 09:41 PM   #20
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Installing Slack and then changing your cdrom will have zero affect If you want to do this, go right ahead.

Something you might want to consider though, is buying a 2nd hand old (4GB should be enough) hard drive, and use it for your slackware installs. This way, you're out of pocket by $50-75 (I wouldn't pay more since ~$150 gets you 40GB these days), but your windows install isn't affected. And I'd advise using lilo to handle the dual boot. It's painless, robust, and it works.

Prices quoted are in $Aus

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Old 05-26-2002, 01:47 AM   #21
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Have an extra hdd

Tifkat I have an older maxtor 5gb hdd in closet... was going to install it but I only have a large empty drive bay like for an internel device. Don't know if i can find some kind of mounting system so the hddrv cld be braced in right. I am off to pcmech my cdrom may not be fried... trying to learn how to use dos tools
 
Old 05-27-2002, 12:52 PM   #22
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Found Rails for 2nd Hdd!

First slackware8.1 RC1 as of 5/26/ or there abouts. U cn find it at slackware.com
Found old unused rail set in toolbox
Second Hdd is EIDE 5gb Maxtor - Should I setup C:\ drive for dualboot and install second hdd as slave making it D:\ drive? What mode is EIDE? Will it slow down the ATA66 hdd?

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Old 05-27-2002, 02:49 PM   #23
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Ok, you could make it slave on the same channel as your current hard disk, or (since you have a spare ide port) you could make it master on its own port. Either way will work.

EIDE... hmm. While I'm no authority on it, it means enhanced ide. It may mean that it uses PIO (programmed i/o) or maybe it's one of the earlier UDMA (33MB/s) drives. Eitherway, it won't slow down the ATA66 controller. It won't run at ATA66, but any other drives on the same cable, which can, will.

I can't find any slack 8.1 RC iso's anywhere on slackware.com. There's the isolinux directory, which has everything to roll your own iso... but no actual iso. Weird.

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Old 05-27-2002, 11:24 PM   #24
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Tifkat, damn EIDE hdd wouldn't boot on the ATA66 ide4. I put it on ide1 where my cdrom was and it booted into windows95 as the primary drive! lolol Win98 became D:\ both are set as master right now. I had to disconnect the EDIE drive to get into win98.
I am soooooooo confused!! Will try setting EIDE drive jumper to slave???
 
Old 05-28-2002, 02:07 PM   #25
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where did ya get that verson of slack at i been looking for it
 
Old 05-28-2002, 05:46 PM   #26
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Make me a copy of Slackware8.1RC1 - just make sure there is
a root image and kernel to rawrite - willing to pay

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...kware-current/

Hi Tifkat, had to set that EIDE to slave even though its by its lonesome on ide0 where my cdrom is supposed to go. Reinstalled 8.1b2 ver of slackware. Have to compile the kernel before setting up a boot system. I can boot into it w/floppy but can't configure anything before I have compiled the kernel.

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Old 07-12-2002, 03:45 AM   #27
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NightSky
Issue 1:
To mount the cdrom simply type in
mount /dev/cdrom(or try also hdb) /cdrom(ur mounting point)
Issue 2:
Now how do we upgrade from current slackware8 to 8.1beta2 using this iso cd i have... There are three folders on the cd ISO,
Kernel, and Slackwar - yes that is how the folder is named. What do I need to do?
I'm using slak8.0 before and when I have the 8.1 cd I tried to upgrade some of the package but the package that I upgrade did not work the command to upgrade a package:
upgradepkg oldpackage%newpackage try also to issue a upgradepkg --help for more details of this command and be sure that you are at the current directory where the new package was located.
If you really want to upgrade I guess it is best if you reinstall everything, because if you just upgrade a certain package there were so many error that you will encounter and hard to figure out their solution.
 
  


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