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Old 03-18-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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Installing Slackware 9.0 from floppy


I have a copy of Slackware 9.0 on CD, can I install it from a floppy, and if so, which file needs copying to floppy? Thanks.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
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why do you want to install from floppy....? what wrong with installing from cd
 
Old 03-18-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Sadly, my laptop is too old to recognise that it actually has a CD drive. I have to use the external floppy for installation...
 
Old 03-18-2005, 11:23 AM   #4
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okayyy...i think this will help

http://slackware.com/install/bootdisk.php
 
Old 03-20-2005, 09:00 PM   #5
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noo thats not helping me either
im having to install /all/ through floppy disks:
i got bareacpi.i, install.1, install.2, and im getting the pcmia.i later, but im still getting problems at the BOOT prompt...

ok scratch most of this this is my real problem now
im getting an I/O error everytime i load the install.1 diskette, then when i load it again i get a bogus DOS something error and then kernel panic, im using rawritexp, should i just use rawrite or install.zip?

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:47 AM   #6
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No... didn't work, I had to put Windows 95 (shudder) on it... thanks anyway
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:47 PM   #7
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heh. im having a problem with the install itself, its not allowing me to install from CD because, well, i dont have a CD ^_^;. but floppy isnt under the source media either, id like to just install the base A software and then add KDE and etc later, can someone walk me through a CD-less install of Slackware 10.1?
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