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Old 10-25-2002, 11:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation Slackware Installation


I have created the initial bare.i bootdisk, I have an ISO image burned onto a CD, which will not boot. I then tried to use the bare.i bootdisk to run a root disk (text.something) style install. It won't work, so I am trying to get the graphical install up. I have to create 5 install disks.
install.1.....install.2......etc through 5.
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I wrote the first two disks fine, then on the third it failed and now I cannot use RAWRITE any longer. On any of the other images that I am trying to write to the disk, there is an error which says (this time I am running it under Win2k);
"F:\SLACKW~1>RAWRITE install.3 A:\
Number of sectors per track for this disk is 18
Writing image to drive A:. Press ^C to abort.
Attempt to DMA across 64K boundary"
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Under windows 98 it had an entirely different error, I presume this is because of the NT/9.x Windows DOS types.
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I know this is fairly vague, but I don't know what else to put. -
Thanks-
Tyler
 
Old 10-26-2002, 12:05 AM   #2
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To myself.....and those who listen.....

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I just booted into Windows 98, and I am now using a RAWRITE1.3....and it worked....so I will continue to use this and Finish the disk set. Hoping that it doesn't...well...overload Windows too much:S...
Still, if there are any suggestions- please help.
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Old 10-26-2002, 12:10 AM   #3
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F:\Slackware>RAWRITE13 install.5 A:\
Number of sectors per track for this disk is 18
Writing image to drive A:. Press ^C to abort.
Track: 07 Head: 0 Sector: 4
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F:\Slackware>RAWRITE13 install.3 A:\
Number of sectors per track for this disk is 18
Writing image to drive A:. Press ^C to abort.
Bad sector detected Sector: 1

F:\Slackware>RAWRITE13 install.5 A:\
Number of sectors per track for this disk is 18
Writing image to drive A:. Press ^C to abort.
Bad sector detected Sector: 7
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I spoke.......mmmmm........45 seconds too soon. I have already "corrupted", per se, 5 other Floppys. So I know I have(had) good floppys. I can't format them, because they are...defiled or something horrible like that...
I am reverting back to an unknowning newbie again...haha...
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Tyler
 
Old 10-27-2002, 06:33 AM   #4
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Looks like bad disketttes. Try different disks. The bad sector message is related to the disk medium.

If your CD doesn't boot, you could look at smart boot manager. ( http://btmgr.sourceforge.net ) Install it to a floppy disk and then boot the disk, select to boot the CD drive.
 
Old 10-27-2002, 06:52 PM   #5
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Hi Tyler
 
  


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