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Old 07-28-2003, 04:00 AM   #1
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I started off with my boot disc then started to make my root disc. The disc had bad sectors, this happened on 2 different discs. I dont know if it was a color.gz but bad sectors is a disc thing, anwyaz, I loaded it even though it had bad sectors. After loading, the machine asked for disc #2 and so on till #5, I had no idea what disc's these should be so I just kept pressing enter with the root disc in the drive. After all that I get this:

Kernal panic: No init found. Try passing init= option kernel.

First, I need to get the color.gz to work, but after that, whats with the asking for 5 discs?

sorry for the nub questions, but i needs ta knowz.

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Old 07-28-2003, 07:01 AM   #2
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Are you using Slackware 8.1? As far as I know, Slackware 9.0 does not need all those root diskettes... :?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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I am using 9.0, my computer wont boot from cd, the bios doesnt support it.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:41 AM   #4
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To install Slackware 9.0 from diskettes, you need two things:

1. One "boot" diskette containing "bare.i".
2. Two "root" diskette, containing "install.1" and "install.2".

Make sure you do have *TWO* root diskettes for Slack 9.0!!

This is detailed in the "README.TXT" file of the "/rootdisks" directory:

<< ---------------------------------------
install.1, install.2: These are the Slackware installation disks, used to install Slackware Linux to its own partition.

To load the installer from floppy disk, you'll need to write each to these to a floppy disk, and use a bootdisk to load them.
--------------------------------------- >>

The best way to do this is to format the diskettes before using rawwrite to create the correct diskettes.

When you install Slackware 9.0 with these diskettes, it should ask you for one boot, then the first root, then the second.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:41 AM   #5
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To install Slackware 9.0 from diskettes, you need two things:

1. One "boot" diskette containing "bare.i".
2. Two "root" diskette, containing "install.1" and "install.2".

Make sure you do have *TWO* root diskettes for Slack 9.0!!

This is detailed in the "README.TXT" file of the "/rootdisks" directory:

<< ---------------------------------------
install.1, install.2: These are the Slackware installation disks, used to install Slackware Linux to its own partition.

To load the installer from floppy disk, you'll need to write each to these to a floppy disk, and use a bootdisk to load them.
--------------------------------------- >>

The best way to do this is to format the diskettes before using rawwrite to create the correct diskettes.

When you install Slackware 9.0 with these diskettes, it should ask you for one boot, then the first root, then the second.

Hope this helps!
 
  


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