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Old 09-18-2004, 06:06 AM   #1
mikolaj
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Installation from root disks


hi,
have kind of old machine: 486dx100 32 mb ram, 520 hdd. I'm trying to install slackware 9.0 via internet, since this computer doesn't have cdrom and even dont want to handle a cd-rom device from my "normal" computer -i don't know excatly why - maybe because of IDE cables, nevermind. I created (usning rawrite) a boot floppy, 2 root floppies - install.1 install.2 and a floppy from image "network.dsk". I booted up, switched, when asked too install.1 floppy and got the following: "invalid compressed format" from VFS. Please help me asap
 
Old 09-18-2004, 06:18 AM   #2
Cedrik
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There are different versions of rawrite accordingly to your windows version, did you try them all ?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
mikolaj
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yes i tried and didnt work. I connected hard disk from this computer to a new computer and tried to install from bootable slackware cd.. Booting stopped at "checking partition /dev/hda" /dev/hda is of course hard drive... I suppose that my disk is working since there is windows98se installed on it. Is there a way to install slackaware using loadlin or something?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:12 AM   #4
mikolaj
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sorry for double-posting but i realised that installing a zipslack slackware would be the best idea, but still have a question - i dont really need a worinkg windows, how to free as much disk space as it's possible and have still zipslack booting? would it work with just ms-dos installed?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:34 AM   #5
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Yes, you can put zipslack with DOS and it will boot fine using loadlin.
See my slimmed down Zipslacks :
www.amigolinux.org
Go to minimal install index.
 
  


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