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Old 01-26-2003, 12:43 AM   #1
matt3333
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slackware install trouble


Hey guys my friend downloaded and burned slackware for me and when he went to burn it and it said cdcreatorimagefile so im guessing that was right but not sure because it wont boot up like i put it in the cd driveand restart the computer and it does nothing and i made sure my cddrive is bootable and itwas i read something somewhere that i need a boot disc with something on it imnot sure tho plzhelp me!!!!!I hate Mandrake

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Old 01-26-2003, 02:00 AM   #2
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Go to linuxiso.org and read the HOWTO burn ISO images.
 
Old 01-26-2003, 09:44 AM   #3
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The "README" in the "isolinux" directory tells exactly how to make a bootable Slack 8.1..
 
Old 01-26-2003, 11:32 AM   #4
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if its the latest 8.1 it might be the problem that some older bios's have in recognizing the cd as bootable your probably gonna have to boot from the floppy disks to get the installer going this is all just in regards if the cd was burned correctly if your running windows along side or on another computer try putting the cd in and if you see one big iso file on the cd then it didn't burn correctly or if you see directories and files and such, then it most likely burned ok, you'll just have to create the boot floppies to get slack installed you can read how to do all of that at www.slackware.com
 
Old 01-27-2003, 12:05 AM   #5
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OK welll hmm i put it in my windows machine and well its weird ok hmm it says that the cd isin there like the name/number thingy sshowsup so i know its in there but when i click on it doesnt come up it just says device not ready and all this shit hmmm i got other burned cd's for mandrake 8.2 and they work fine in that drive.

I also tried it in my linux box and it says that i dont have permission to this device but when i put in another cd it opens up fine soi think its a problem cd
so i think im going to get my friend to burn it again this time useing nero but thats for ur help

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