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Old 08-21-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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Slack8 w/Floppies?

Is there any way to completely install Slack 8 with Floppies instead of a CD ROM? I've been trying to set it up on a laptop for a couple days now, trying everything I can think of but to no avail. Got suggestions or help?

Old 08-21-2003, 11:04 PM   #2
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it is called hell, I promise.
I use slack think about 650mb on floppies.

not a good idea, ty a network setup, use the rootdisks to boot then mount a network drive.
Old 08-22-2003, 06:33 AM   #3
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Really, think about using that search feature:

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Old 08-22-2003, 07:42 AM   #4
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if you do have a network card in that machine, and a decent hard drive, then just use a floppy "distro" (one of the most handy ones is tomsrtbt
- use that floppy to create your partitions (I recommend at least 3: root partition, swap, and any-other-type to store your Slack install files)
- copy your slack files to your 3rd partition
- use the slack boot disk to start the install
- choose your 3rd partition /dev/hda(3 or another #) as the source
- enjoy fresh slack distro on your laptop

I installed Slack the abowe way a few times ... it is a bit lengthy process, compared to just booting from the Slack CD these days.

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Old 08-22-2003, 01:59 PM   #5
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I've done a floppy install of Slackware 8.1. Took 9 hours to get just what I wanted copied over (A, N, and one or two things from Ap)

I agree, it SUCKS. And there is pretty much no way you are going to get X or anything copied over. Having a network card will seriously help.


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