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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?
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.
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.
Originally posted by gbonvehi As far as I remember CD 2 was booteable (I don't know if I used 10.0 or 10.1 cd...)
if you want that directory, you can find it in any mirror,
maybe Pat forgot to make CD 2 booteable on 10.1.
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.