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First, I've tried to find my own answers as much as possible before
I've done a lot of programming on linux at college but this is my first try
at installing linux and running my own linux box.
I've downloaded the CD1 and CD2 iso's for slackware 9.1 and burned them in windows. My problem is that I can't get my Dell
Dimension 4100 to boot from the CD Rom. I've updated my bios and told it
that the only available device to boot from is the CD-Rom, yet it just refuses If I put a RH CD in, it boots just fine. I know that you can boot
from floppies but I was hoping there was an answer to why I can't boot
directly from the CD-Rom.
Well, I've done everything that you've instructed me to. I've checked the size with a md5 utitlity. I've followed the instructions on the ISO Burning Instructions page (which I happened to be doing incorrectly before). So, I'm thinking that maybe the iso is just not an image that i can boot from. I downloaded it from ftp://ftp.biochem.uthscsa.edu/pub/linux/slackware/
and chose the 9.1 CDs 1 and 2.
Distribution: Home: Fedora Core 1, Mepis RC4, Red Hat 6.2. Work: Fedora Core 1&2, Mandrake 9.0.
You obviously know how to burn isos since you did the RH disks, so If the file size of the slack isos checks correct, and you're getting no errors while burning, I'm afraid I haven't a clue. I'll think on it though...
edit: Did you burn the RH cd's from the same cd-r manufacturer as the ones you're trying to burn Slack with?