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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
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".
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.
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.
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.