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Old 06-02-2005, 12:34 AM   #1
jayseye
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Question Live Rescue CD 10.1 - Open source?


Would like to create a copy of the Slackware 10.1 Live Rescue CD. Have burned a CD from the downloadable ISO for Install CD 2, but it is not bootable. Otherwise the CD is fine.

The boot files (ISOLINUX, rescue.img, etc.) are supposed to be in the isolinux/ directory, per the README.TXT found in the root directory. But the entire isolinux/ directory is missing from the CD.

Some posts elsewhere suggest that the bootable version of this Live Rescue CD is only available as part of the Official CD set. But I've yet to find that policy explicitly stated.

Is Slackware still committed to being fully free and open source? If so, is rescue.img (and related files in isolinux/) available for download? If not, what are the terms of the license for the Live Rescue CD?
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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As far as I remember CD 2 was booteable (I don't know if I used 10.0 or 10.1 cd...), I don't think it's part of the official CDs because I never bought them (I've a official t-shirt instead ) and I remember having used the CD 2. Anyway, if you want that directory, you can find it in any mirror, maybe Pat forgot to make CD 2 booteable on 10.1.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:19 AM   #3
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Actually, the Slackware 10.0 Live Rescue CD iso -was- bootable, but not so for 10.1. The mirrors only have the isolinux/ directory for Install CD 1, not for CD 2.

I hope that this -was- an oversight, as I love Slackware. But a drift into proprietary features would raise a red flag (hat?) for me.

Thanks for the reply.

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As far as I remember CD 2 was booteable (I don't know if I used 10.0 or 10.1 cd...)
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if you want that directory, you can find it in any mirror,
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maybe Pat forgot to make CD 2 booteable on 10.1.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 09:38 AM   #4
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Odd because I used 10.0 disk2 as a rescue disk when I had problems after kernel upgrades or with lilo.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 09:44 AM   #5
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Odd because I used 10.0 disk2 as a rescue disk when I had problems after kernel upgrades or with lilo.
yeah but 10.1's disk 2 doesn't do that...
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:28 AM   #6
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Yes, the issue is that the Slackware 10.1 Live Rescue CD is -not- bootable, when burned from the downloaded ISO image.

However, the Slackware Store still advertises a Live Bootable Rescue CD, as part of the Official Slackware Linux 10.1 CD set which they offer for sale.

If anyone has purchased this Official 10.1 "shrinkwrapped" set, I'd like to hear whether a Live Rescue CD is present and bootable.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-08-2005, 02:47 PM   #7
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Hi All,

I have had a Slackware subscription for 10 years and I always get the official set
of CDs. My Slackware 10.1 CD #2 is not bootable either. Maybe the next rev when
Gnome is gone there will be enough room.

Ed
 
Old 07-08-2005, 05:20 PM   #8
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Y'all just answered a question that has been bothering me for months, yet for some reason, this ol' canucklehead never thought about asking.

Thanks just the same!
 
  


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