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Old 07-21-2003, 03:53 AM   #1
mr.xTc
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Installing Slackware 9.0


Hi,

I was just wondering how I would install linux with out booting from the CD ...

Because I seem to not be able to and need an alternative

Thnak You
 
Old 07-21-2003, 03:59 AM   #2
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Try downloading a bootable floppy from a Slack mirror - that'll jumpstart your CD-ROM. Good luck.

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The README.TXT in that directory will explain what's what. You probably just need bare.i.

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Old 07-21-2003, 04:07 AM   #3
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i already tried that but it didnt work ...

I got the error:

SYSLINUX 2.01 2003-01-31

then it paused and said

SYSLINUX 2.01 2003-01-31 Boot Failed

what went wrong??
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:12 AM   #4
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Boot failed? That's pretty concise. :/ Well, my guess would be either something went wrong with the rawrite process - though then I'd figure you'd get a non-system disk error - or it's just not the right disk. Is there anything special about your system?

I'm not much good for this, because I've got very conventional boxes for the most part and the basic boot stuff usually works - more or less. I thought it was just that you didn't have a bootable CD-ROM.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:16 AM   #5
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Yep -- something was wrong either when creating the boot diskette, or when using it. It's possible the floppy was damaged... Try re-writing a correct boot floppy...
 
Old 07-21-2003, 09:11 AM   #6
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thats for the advice ...

I re-did my boot flopy and the installation went fine
 
  


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