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Old 03-16-2003, 11:05 AM   #1
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I am trying to figure out how to download and install Slackware 9.0 RC1


Would it be located in the /pub/slackware/slackware-current folder?

Cause if so, I downloaded 2 gigabytes worth of files, and I can't figure out how to install it via floppy disks, since I can't just put it on CD.

Any tips? Or should I just wait for Slackware 9 to come out of beta?
 
Old 03-16-2003, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: I am trying to figure out how to download and install Slackware 9.0 RC1

slack 9.0 RC3 came out last week btw

But yes that is the one in current. Did you download from the slack ftp site?

Installing from floppies? I guess if you install a really minimal system that could work but if you want X floppies is....well.....pretty hard!

Look in the current "isolinux" dir and read the readme. That explains how to make an iso which you can burn onto a cd.

You can also download a slack current iso here
Those are fairly up to date.

Why can't you put it on a cd? No burner?

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Old 03-16-2003, 01:21 PM   #3
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You misunderstood what I said. What I meant by install via floppies, I meant boot from floppy, and install off the HD.

I'll look in the isolinux folder.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 01:39 PM   #4
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try using the slack8.1 cd to boot into the installer then specify 'file system' or whatever durring install.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 02:03 PM   #5
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Quote:
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You misunderstood what I said. What I meant by install via floppies, I meant boot from floppy, and install off the HD.
...ah I see. I guess that might work...I wouldn't know..I've never tried that. Maybe what trn said up there will do the trick.

HC
 
Old 03-16-2003, 02:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advise to look in the readme file in the isolinux folder, first time making myself a Linux ISO file. Thanks for the information, much appreciated. And yes I do have a CD Writer.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 03:14 PM   #7
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yer welcome!

mkisofs is easy.
A little tip, instead of excluding the directories you can also just move the directories you don't want from the dir you're running mkisofs in. That'll save you some typing

Good luck!

HC
 
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Thanks again, I am in my new Slackware OS!
 
Old 03-16-2003, 04:04 PM   #9
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great!
Have fun!
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:50 PM   #10
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I got a problem.

I connect to the net via a DSL/Router combo, I use DHCP so I don't have a static IP, but my router thinks that my machine has a static IP.

I use a davicom ethernet 10/100 card that uses the dmfe module, is there a way to fix this problem?
 
  


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