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Old 03-31-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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Help me with slack install


Hey guys, I decided to finally do it. I used the rawrite utility in windows for the bare.i file, but it says that (on reboot) the boot failed, anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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Why don't you boot up from Slackware 9.1 CD?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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is that under the 9.1iso directory?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:16 AM   #4
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if your CD won't boot you have to make 3 floppies, look in the bootdisk and rootdisk directories...........rawrite the bare.i kernel and also rawrite the install 1 and 2 images...........read the readme's in both the directories.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:25 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Squall
is that under the 9.1iso directory?
Yes.

In the first place, do you have the CD/iso image file? If not, you can purchase it from www.slackware.com or download it from mirrors (if you have broadband).
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:40 AM   #6
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I'm not using a cd, i just "rawrited" the bare.i file to a floppy, yet it won't boot.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:27 AM   #7
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What do you mean you are not using a CD? You can't install Slackware without the CD.

The install CD is bootable, just boot your machine to that.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:45 AM   #8
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Agreed, copying bare.i to a floppy won't result in you installing Slack. You need the CD's which are available for purchase at www.slackware.com or can be downloaded from other sites. If you PC refuses to boot off the CD, then you will need 3 floppies, one boot and 2 root floppies, those likewise are available at the Slack site. -- J.W.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:07 AM   #9
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Are these the 5 ridiculously huge iso files you're talking about?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:09 AM   #10
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You only need the first two ISOs... the last two are source files.

If you don't want GUIs (KDE, GNOME) then I don't think you need the second disc.


good luck!
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:21 AM   #11
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Another question, when you say doesn't include GUIs does that also mean it doesn't include X11, or are you just talking about bloated desktop enviroments like kde and gnome?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:25 AM   #12
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The install process will ask you which packages you want installed. You can choose not to install KDE, GNOME but keep X11. I believe that you won't need DISC 2 if this is the case. It's best to have both DISC 1 & 2 for install, JIC.

BT the ISOs. It should take about an hour on a T1 (if you're sucking up the whole bandwidth).
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:41 PM   #13
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Okay, I copied the first iso and bare.i unto a cd and set my bios to boot from the cd before the hd, but it still didn't work. The cd didn't boot, it just booted into windows.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:42 PM   #14
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how did you burn your CD?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:46 PM   #15
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First of all, thanks for all the quick replies to everyone here

What exactly do you mean by HOW? I used Windows and burned the first iso and bare.i, but when i put it in, it still boots into windows, (even though i set up cdrom to boot first)
 
  


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