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Old 10-19-2002, 08:52 PM   #1
Jargon
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Question Hints on installing Slackware


I received a week ago the install CD of Slackware 8.1 and I would like to give it a go but I'm a bit afraid of reinstalling on my mandy distro which is fine! I wanted to try it on (don't laugh!) a 486 16M 632MHD (apparently it's possible!) that is laying in the loft! But I can't figure out how to boot it up. In the instructions, they talk about 'bootdisk readme file' but I can't find them on the CD. I can see the whole A, X, K, .... series files, but ?
With a bootable CD (like my main computer!) I'm sure it would be easier, but I still would like to resolve that problem!
 
Old 10-19-2002, 09:20 PM   #2
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Well, the cd should be bootable. But if your computer can't boot to the cdrom, then your gonna have to create some bootdisks to get the installation going.

http://www.slackware.com/book/index....urce=x209.html this link will help you out if you end up needing to boot to a floppy.
 
Old 10-19-2002, 10:39 PM   #3
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You could also investigate Smart Boot Manager. It might allow you to boot the CD. Install the program to a floppy and boot the floppy disk. It will present a menu with detected boot devices.

http://btmgr.sourceforge.net

I have never tried it on a 486 though, only Pentiums. Good luck.
 
  


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