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drone 10-23-2003 04:27 AM

Slackware 9.0 Boot disk and install disks
 
Need help guys, how can I make these disks via Windows? I have the Slackware 9.0 CD but I am unable to make the disks. I have been trying to for quite a while now, hope someone can help me out!
Thanks

Wonderer 10-23-2003 04:48 AM

You can Boot with Slack CD and do not need extra boot disks.

During the installtion it would give you the option to create boot disks for after installtion boot ie Slack boot disk and lilo.

I chose the have lilo on a floppy and NOT in mbr. This way you have to insert lilo everytime you need to boot Slack BUT it does not touch win if things went wrong and that can/does happen.


Start here:
http://www.slackware.com/book/
It is easy to follow.

About lilo:
http://www.slackware.com/book/index....1710.html#LILO

Good luck
:)

drone 10-23-2003 04:56 AM

Do I need the install disks? Ie Install1 and Install2? Thanks for the reply!

Wonderer 10-23-2003 05:14 AM

No. That was written in the time before CD-R ;)

All you have to do in put the Slack install CD in the CDrom and reboot. It would start the installation.

BTW, prepare your partitions first, it would help.

:)

drone 10-23-2003 05:15 AM

Oh ok thanks, my desktop cant boot from the CD-ROM, so how do I make a boot disk?
Thanks

rotvogel 10-23-2003 05:17 AM

If you can't boot from the CD you'll need a bootdisk (bare.i for example) and 2 rootdisks (install.1 and install.2). You can create these disks with a RAWRITE program.

Please read the documentation included in the /rootdisks and /bootdisks dir (README.TXT) what version of RAWRITE you need and how to use it.

drone 10-23-2003 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by rotvogel
If you can't boot from the CD you'll need a bootdisk (bare.i for example) and 2 rootdisks (install.1 and install.2). You can create these disks with a RAWRITE program.

Please read the documentation included in the /rootdisks and /bootdisks dir (README.TXT) what version of RAWRITE you need and how to use it.

I've made several attempts at making a boot disk and the two root disks by using Rawrite but have been unsuccesful. I have tried to locate the files on my CD, can someone please give me a URL for the image files? I don't want them compressed, thanks

rotvogel 10-23-2003 06:41 AM

ftp://ftp.kpn.be/pub/linux/slackware/slackware-9.0/
You can download the files needed on most Slackware mirrors. This is one of them.

J.W. 10-23-2003 08:02 PM

drone - there are several versions of RAWRITE. I tried regular RAWRITE, it didn't work; RAWRITEXP, didn't work, RAWRITE13 (I think), perfect. My point is just that if you are having trouble creating the floppies, you might solve it by trying a different version of RAWRITE. -- J.W.


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