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Old 08-17-2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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Create a boot disk


I have dowloaded the slackware 9.0 iso file and burned it to cdrom. I am trying to create a floppy boot disk with rawrite to put bare.i onto a bootable floppy. When I try this in DOS it gives me a permission denied error, and the application terminates itself. If there is any other way to install slackware please let me know. Thanks
 
Old 08-17-2003, 07:02 PM   #2
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What OS are you using and what commands are you typing?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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On top of what he said, make sure the writeable tab on your floppy is switched so that you can write to it. I'm not trying to insult your intelligence, but sometimes I just forget to do that you know.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 08:44 PM   #4
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I'm running Windows XP Professional, and after I run the RAWRITE application, it asks to enter the source file, so I enter "bare.i e:" ... so that it will write to the e: drive. This is when it reads "bare.i: Permission denied".
 
Old 08-17-2003, 08:46 PM   #5
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I did check previously to make sure that the disk was not set for read only, but I too have made mistakes like that.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:04 PM   #6
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You could try entering the full path for the disk image.
Your floppy is really your E: drive?
Is this an external USB floppy? Perhaps that is the problem.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:24 PM   #7
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This is an external usb drive that I was trying to write to, but I think the problem lies somewhere else, because I tried it on a different computer that was running Windows ME and I had the exact same problem when I tried writing to the internal floppy drive on a:. The cause must be something that I am doing wrong and not the hardware because I've had the same problem on two different computers. So far I downloaded the Slackware 9.0 iso image file, burned it to cdrom, and then tried running the rawrite program, and that's it. Somewhere along the line I must have messed up. Thanks.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:29 PM   #8
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If you use Windows XP, why not use RAWRITEXP.EXE (if you're not already)?

ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.sla...ent/bootdisks/

That works using an easy-cheesy program window (so no command prompt); you should be good using that and giving it the image name (bare.i) and the destination.

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Old 08-17-2003, 09:38 PM   #9
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I just ran the rawritexp and I think were closer to the problem. The program is looking for a image file to write to the floppy disk, but the bare.i file that I have is not an image file. Where would I be able to find it as an image file? Thanks.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:47 PM   #10
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never mind, it was in the same place as the rawritexp file. I must have been trying to install the wrong bare.i file. Anyway, thank you very much for the help. It works now with the correct bare.i file.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:32 AM   #11
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Excellent!!! Happy slacking!



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