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Old 10-05-2006, 10:53 AM   #16
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So it won't but just huge26.s but if you enter the "root=" parameter with your current install it will boot it... have you tried using the other kernels ? Like "sata.i" or "test26.s" ?
 
Old 10-05-2006, 12:49 PM   #17
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What Wolfden is trying to say is that it wont boot the cdrom or dvd he downloaded on his machine. I am Having exactly the same problem here. I now have 3 cd1 slack 11 downloaded by two different mirrors and a torrent and none of them are recognised as a bootable medium by my PC I use for Linux.

Like Wolfden I am trying to figure out a way of forcing the cd's to install using the bootable floppy from 10.2.

Wolfden whats your hardware and Bios revision.

Mine is AMD K6 processor, and bios AMIBIOS A5191MS v1.5 122799
 
Old 10-05-2006, 01:13 PM   #18
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I just tried the CD I got the first night with BitTorrent, and it booted fine. Burned with K3B.

I've been mounting the ISO files directly, so I hadn't tried to boot from the CDs until today.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 01:17 PM   #19
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I have Slack 11 too and it booted without any problems whatsoever. One of you two said that if he moves the cd-rom(writer) to another computer the disks are booting. Do both of the computers have the same BIOS or they are different. Post your BIOS on the non-working PC and on the working PC if different.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 01:19 PM   #20
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Make sure your setting up your BIOS settings right. Make your cdrom as the first boot device. Also, some computers require you press down a key during boot in order to boot from a cdrom. My latop makes me hold down the 'c' key.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 01:29 PM   #21
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Download Slackware 11 iso from bittorrent; works fine.. I mean the disk is bootable.
now, let's check out the md5.

My test system is pretty old, pentium 133 classic, intel 440vx chipset.

I had scsi disk before; so I can put my cdrom drive to ide0 as /dev/hda; then choose to boot from cdrom in bios, because I had similar problem with another ide hard drive on this old system.

Last edited by number22; 10-05-2006 at 02:07 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 01:56 PM   #22
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Okay, we have tried everything suggested from the above. I have been installing OSes for a number of years on different PC's and never come accross this before...so I take it I know how to set the Bios up to boot from a cd drive

If you also read above both of us have tried downloads both from mirrors and bit torrent. How many coasters do you want us to have before were done.

The same PC is now booting a live distro of Kubunto. Then I will try Slack again, if not I will just go for the upgrade.txt option.

How do you report this is as a bug.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 02:05 PM   #23
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Send a mail to volkerdi [at] slackware [dot] com and as I've requested and you haven't answered, don't forget to mention your hardware on the working and non-working PC's especially the BIOS. There might be something with the CD's boot information that your BIOS'es don't understand, or something like that.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 02:32 PM   #24
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There are two different kind of iso, one is created with bootable track, the other is created to pack an entire directory for easy burning cd without missing packages.

I made the same mistake many time before. It all depends how the person created this iso file.

Check the md5sum, it will be different from each other.

Last edited by number22; 10-05-2006 at 03:01 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 02:51 PM   #25
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If you have a floppy drive and a floppy, try copying
Code:
/isolinux/sbootmgr/sbootmgr.dsk
from CD#1 (or the DVD) to the floppy and boot from that floppy. In the boot menu which appears, select the CD as the next stage boot.
Read the /isolinux/sbootmgr/README.TXT for information about this "Smart Boot Manager" which is meant for exactly this kind of booting problem with the CDROM.

Eric
 
Old 10-05-2006, 03:06 PM   #26
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I solved this problem with the "Smart boot manager" boot CD-ROM.
http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/about.html
 
Old 10-05-2006, 03:26 PM   #27
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Okay copied to floppy sbootmgr.dsk...restarted and got the following...

Code:
Searching for boot record from floppy disc..OK

Remove discs or other media
Press any key to restart
Hit enter and then the same message appears again...

Removed CD from CD drive...same message

Removed floppy...starts installed Slackware 10.2 as usual.

One thing the floppy was formatted in FAT32, how do I reformat floppy to say
ext2 (or other) in linux, in case that was the problem...
 
Old 10-05-2006, 03:44 PM   #28
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Quote:
Searching for boot record from floppy disc..OK

Remove discs or other media
Press any key to restart
If that was all you got with the floppy in the drive, then you did not create the floppy correctly. What you should see is a curses based screen with a boot menu that has the selections "quit to bios" "power off" "reboot" "floppy" harddisk" and "CD-ROM".
There, you should pick "CD-ROM".

Creating the bootable floppy -

In linux:
Code:
cat sbootmgr.dsk > /dev/fd0
In DOS:
Code:
 RAWRITE sbootmgr.dsk A:
In a Windows DOS-box:
Code:
 RAWRITENT sbootmgr.dsk A:
Eric
 
Old 10-05-2006, 03:48 PM   #29
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To format your floppy, boot into your existing Slackware 10.2 installation and use either Kfloppy (if you have KDE installed and make sure the user you're logged on is added to the 'floppy' group or it will not work) or use the command 'fdformat' (man fdformat) for more info.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 03:54 PM   #30
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Exclamation aVast 4.7 NutcrackerFamily Virus/Worm kdei-18n-1 pa-3.5.4-noarch-1.tgz\opt

All my DL are while running M$xpPRO, as I have been unable to get 2915 WiFI (mini-PCI card) running on LT. Last night had problem as below. On Startup today in safe mode noted CPU went max, then slowed down {abnormal on SU for me}. Using various anti-virus I have scans were OK until Avast 4.7 0640.3 10/05/06 (Just updated) showed my recent DL of Slack 11.0 had 2 viruses in it! Due to filename length not sure if got it all correct. Virus in \0#4037696321, \0#109154491.
Linux is supposed to be virus free, so I suspect this is something caused by my DL w/ XP as O/S. Unwilling to restart BitTorrent 4.04 to finish DL, or allows others to utilize what I have (SEED?) as I might spread this crap. Slkwr 11.0 scan took LONG time, BtT DL info was last @99.9% 0:00 remaining. Still fairly new to BitTorrents, but thought I read it was beneficial to stay on as long as possible for others to use, not to Finish.
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Originally Posted by digital8doug
snpd/EDIT Was DL of Slackware 11.0 from Linuxtracker, when at 99.9% 0:00 remaining, it caused hang on my LT, mouse response & Screen changes very slow, Not sure if BtT, Linux track or slackware. Just beware.
Anybody shed real good light on this problem? *!*MARA*!* Not sure if this is related to other migrators having boot problems. Or is this just a M$ app/ Linux incompatibility? avast was unable to move to virus chest. Move both if desired, TY d8d

Last edited by digital8doug; 10-05-2006 at 04:08 PM. Reason: FRIK #26-TY for the Smart Boot Manager info!! Your link worked, read info, but I am getting ~Encountered a 404 error" when I try to actually download it.
 
  


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