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I downloaded the latest version of slack iso from this sites "ftp.rtfm.no", and "ftp.cerias.purdue.edu", but when I try to boot from it, I received "No Boot Emulation". What does this mean? Anyone encountered this error before? Thanks
With Slack 8.1 they starting using a new boot system. The new system no longers emulates a 1.44 FD. There have been many reports of compatibility issues. I haven't seen any myself as yet. The CD boots on everything I have tried.
However, I can recommend Smart Boot Manager. It has worked very well for me on systems that do not support booting CD's.
Thank you, you are all right. The new slack 8.1 is using a new boot system. I downloaded Smart Boot Mngr and it work fine, I was able to boot to my Slackware8.1 Installation CD, and I was able to install slackware. Thanks
I've had friends with the same problem and I have it as well.... I have the 8.1 ISO, with once CD I can boot it fine on my laptop with no problem, but it won't boot in my PC for some reason in either CD drive. Another CD a friend burned me works fine in both...not sure what the issue is
I'm trying to install on my laptop, but it keeps freezing whilst installing the libs. I've burned another cd in case the dying CD player in the experimental machine damaged the media. Will report back, but lots of others seem to have the same problems. Any guru/expert types have any ideas?? Some sort of database of CD drives/Mobos etc may be necessary.. I believe Patrick himself is a member now, wonder if he has anything to add????