LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2004, 11:03 AM   #1
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Rep: Reputation: 15
creating a boot disk for slack 10


Hi all,

I recently downloaded Slack 10 ( .iso's). My problem is, if I try to burn them as iso's in windows I get an error and my cd burnng software ( VOB ) refuses to co-operate. So I gave up and used XCDRoast in Linux, which did not make them bootable....? ( which would be handy if they did ) I have read many articles on making a boot disk and it appears It would be pretty easy to create, if I already had a running Slack system which I dont. Can anyone help me on this....

Thanks in advance for your help......

deft
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
JustOl'Bob
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: upstate New York
Distribution: SuSE 9.0, Fedora Core 2
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 19
Before giving up on the CD burning, try this free program: http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
I've been using it to burn ISO's as well as everything else with no problem.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks I will give it a go......
 
Old 08-18-2004, 02:52 PM   #4
insyte
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Slackware Current
Posts: 307

Rep: Reputation: 30
It says in your sig that you're using KDE.
Why not try K3B. I use it to burn isos all the time.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
ozar
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 376

Rep: Reputation: 74
Yep, K3b is about as easy as it gets when it comes to burning isos in Linux. I used to use XCDRoast but have been using K3b lately, with no complaints.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:46 AM   #6
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks insyte, Ozar I will give it a go.....

deft
 
Old 08-19-2004, 08:38 AM   #7
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Still not working.............?

Hi all,

Thanks for your help on this, but I am afraid nothing seems to work......... I downloaded K3B, all went well with install fired it up and away I went.
The disk burned first time no problems.. except it still wont boot from it at when I reboot. I have stuck my windows XP disk and it booted fine.....
AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGRRHHHH!!!!. I kid you not I have about 6 Slack disk 1's and none of them are bootable I have used K3B, XCDRoast, Nero,
and another windows program creator XP or something like that. NONE of them have made the disk bootable can anyone help..!!!! Would it be possible to download the bare
boot image and put it on floppy..? I have heard of programs such as Rawrite ( or something ) which I am not exactly at home with. What I am trying to say is,
is there an easy way round this without me using anymore of my already dwindling supply of cd's.....

Am cracking up

All help on this is greatly appreciated by me.....


deft
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:03 AM   #8
trey85stang
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,090

Rep: Reputation: 41
Re: Still not working.............?

Quote:
Originally posted by deft
Hi all,

Thanks for your help on this, but I am afraid nothing seems to work......... I downloaded K3B, all went well with install fired it up and away I went.
The disk burned first time no problems.. except it still wont boot from it at when I reboot. I have stuck my windows XP disk and it booted fine.....
AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGRRHHHH!!!!. I kid you not I have about 6 Slack disk 1's and none of them are bootable I have used K3B, XCDRoast, Nero,
and another windows program creator XP or something like that. NONE of them have made the disk bootable can anyone help..!!!! Would it be possible to download the bare
boot image and put it on floppy..? I have heard of programs such as Rawrite ( or something ) which I am not exactly at home with. What I am trying to say is,
is there an easy way round this without me using anymore of my already dwindling supply of cd's.....

Am cracking up

All help on this is greatly appreciated by me.....


deft
you can make a bootdisk under windows (or linux with the dd command) from disk 1.... you will need the rawwrite utility from dosutils folder... then you need to go into the images directory.. there is a readme, you should find what image you need.. i dont remember but i think it is called bootcd or something like that.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:21 AM   #9
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks i will give it a go


deft
 
Old 08-19-2004, 03:06 PM   #10
Genesee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 927

Rep: Reputation: 30
are you sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD?
 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:57 AM   #11
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yip! The first boot device is cdrom, second 1st hardrive. I have successfully booted from a windows XP disk so its definetly set up right. I dont understand it....? I normally make the boot disk ( first cd ) in windows then finish the disks in Linux. Normally without a hitch ( as much as windows can be, normal that is ). I am now using K3b in KDE, it still does not make the 1st disk bootable....? I have downloaded the bare.i image from a Slack mirror site. I am under the impression that I can put it on a floppy and do the install that way..? So am heading that way now, if anybody knows what am doing wrong then please let me know as I would much prefer to have a bootable CD...


Many many thanks in advance..

deft.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:03 AM   #12
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
trey85stang sorry I never replied ( under pressure ) u said that I could make the boot disk from the first cd...? I dont quite understand that, how do I go about that...?

deft
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:29 AM   #13
Mephisto
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Washington D.C, USA
Distribution: Slack 12, Etch, Gutsy
Posts: 453

Rep: Reputation: 30
Two things:

1) Did you check the MD5s against the iso images to make sure the iso's are valid?

2) In the Linux world there are many options k3b being one of the easiest. Since I got rid of KDE though I just use mkisofs and cdrecord directly. In the Windows world however I would strongly recommend burnatonce http://www.burnatonce.com/ which uses mkisofs and cdrdao.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:42 PM   #14
deft
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Ubunto 7.10
Posts: 122

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Mephisto I thank you mate, it worked first time with burnatonce. God knows what was going on with all the other burners, Nero, XCDRoast, K3b and CreatorXP. None worked.

Again thanks mate.


deft.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RHEL AS Disk 1 Bootable or not,creating boot disk. kmlinux12 Linux - Enterprise 1 09-23-2004 05:20 AM
Creating boot disk for Slack 10 ( not installed ) deft Linux - Software 3 08-18-2004 12:42 PM
Installing Slack using Boot Disk (root disk stalls!) guardian653 Slackware 3 10-07-2003 05:03 PM
Help on creating the boot disk Celestial Slackware 6 06-25-2003 04:20 PM
Creating a boot disk... -=[X101]=- Linux - Newbie 9 07-08-2002 05:48 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration