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Old 08-31-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
Pyrophorus
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Question Finding bare.i


I found bare.i on the web, but what do I do with it, with my win2K
machine?

I lost my bootdisk, and I know you can use RAWRITE to put it onto a
floppy, but how do I extract these pacakages, so I can get it onto
a floppy.

My Slackware does not come up on boot, but with the boot disk it does.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 06:41 PM   #2
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Somethings is obviously broken. Do you know what you did before the computer became unbootable? bare.i is just a kernel.

Without having any more information I'd guess you should try rerunning the lilo install from pkgtools. but we do need to know how you got to where you are. Is this a new install? was it ever bootable?

Dennisk
 
Old 08-31-2006, 06:50 PM   #3
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You don't need to extract bare.i When you run rawrite.exe it will ask you where bare.i is and write it to your floppy.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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I could be wrong, but I seem to remember rawwrite not working with anything after the windows 9x's. (this was awhile ago however).

Why don't you just boot from the CD you installed from?

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...drkstr
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:00 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dennisk
Somethings is obviously broken. Do you know what you did before the computer became unbootable? bare.i is just a kernel.

Without having any more information I'd guess you should try rerunning the lilo install from pkgtools. but we do need to know how you got to where you are. Is this a new install? was it ever bootable?

Dennisk
Well, I did find my boot disk, and I'm back up and running...

It did boot on the originall hard drive, but the drive crashed.
Got a new HD, took a few tries, but I did get it reinstalled,
but it has never booted on this HD, only with the bootdisk.

Booting was going to be the last of my battles to tackle, after
Samba, and getting my FTP server running.

If you do want to give me some tips, on booting or anything else,
I would be grateful.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:41 PM   #6
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I have made boot disks of bare.i in XP before, so he should be able to do so. I think they have changed things around though so you might need to hunt around the disk a little to find it.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:54 PM   #7
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Pyrophorus, When asked during the install process where did you install lilo? It sounds like you didn't install it in the MBR so, of course, the HDD isn't bootable. Also, what is your partition setup like? Is /boot or / tagged as bootable?

One more thing, since this is a new HDD you'll want to check that the BIOS correctly recognizes it.

Dennisk

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