slackware 8.1 - booting and installation
I'm having problems installing slackware 8.1...
The problem being the old pentium 200 i'm installing on will not boot from C.D....
anyway.... i downloaded rawrite, (all versions- lol!) compiled a boot disk using the bare.i image, booted it up and.....
Intel pentium with F0 0F bug-
CPU: Intel Pentium MMX stepping 03
Checking 'hlt' instruction...
and then it hangs!
I wish to be able to get past this stage so as i can select my CDROM drive and boot the 8.1 installation....
i can't download a newer ISO, as i have a restriction on such at my university.
nor do I know much at all about linux, im going to try other images to use with rawrite, as i suspect that the cdrom drive is also a weird one, IDE though.
my intention is to get a bare-ish install with apache, as this will enable me to test my website (original intention).
the system is an old pentium 200 MMX
1.5 gb IDE HDD
24 mb ram
cdrom 4x - think its a weird one
could someone also tell me how to detect drives on the system from a properly booted computer? (managed to work the disk setup on my older pentium 100 laptop). i.e what would my cdrom drive be named?
i want to be able to boot the disk on the p200, access the cd on it after loading the ramdisk steps 1-5, install the standard kernel then play with getting apache on it.
is this simple? - im not expecting an easy ride... just a good bit of advice to get me started
a link to a complete 8.1 manual in pdf would be good too!