Installing Slack using Boot Disk (root disk stalls!)
I have slackware running at home and wanted to put it on a school computer (with permission of course :) its a cisco class) Its a Dell Dell OptiPlex GXi. I used the color.gz and bare.i images in linux
dd if=bare.i of=/dev/fd0
dd if=color.gz of=/dev/fd0
No errors are reported, tried the color.gz on who knows how many floppys. The bare kernel works but when it gets here
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
It reads the disk for a while an just sits there. I know there is plenty of RAM (288 mb enough? :rolleyes:)
Any clues to this problem? I can't boot to the cd-rom. Even with the "Smart Boot Manager" (returns 0x00 or something in a small red box)
Just so you know I'm trying to install 9.1
The install.1 and install.2 images don't work either (stalls on install.2, it clams that umbdos section 0 is a bogus size if I remember correctly)
Thanks for any help!
I'm assuming you can't boot from a cd on that computer, or else that would be the first thing you should try, another option that comes to mind would be to use another slackware install's boot floppy.
Tried it again, I've tried both booting from 9.1 floppies (install.1, install.2, color.gz, etc...) and some 7.1 floppys from slackware
Sadly none of them worked, but I did make a RedHat install disk and it booted up fine. How would I go installing Slack from RedHat using only one cd-rom?
Afaik there is no way to install RedHat using one cd unless you have a very minimal install. Slackware 9 is one cd. If you have both disks you can use the 9.1 disk to install, and use kde and gnome from the 9.0 disk, which i believe to be the only thing on the 2nd disk
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