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Old 10-16-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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Can't boot Slack 10 CD but Windows 2000 CD does boot?


I downloaded slackware 10 from I burnt it correctly and when I restart to install from CD it fails and boots into windows.
So I pulled out my windows 2000 CD to see if it would boot from CD and it booted into the installation process.

So I figured I would just make a boot disk for slack 10.
rawrite> bare.i A:\

I restarted will the floppy in the drive and it doesn't boot. It just continues to go into windows. (And I did check the BIOS boot settings).

So I remembered that slack 8 installed fine on this computer back in the day. So I made a boot disk for slack 8
rawrite> bare.i

and I restart, this time it says LI . I did format the floppies. And I tried several different ones, which are new.

HELP I just want to install slackware 10
Old 10-16-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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did you read the $README files in the /rootdisk and /bootdisk

they tell you how to make the boot floppies needed to install the Loader and
then you can use the CD's to install the programs.............
Old 10-16-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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If I'm not mistaken.

open up rawrite

rawrite> bare.i a:

go to rootdisks

rawrite> install.1 a:
rawrite>install.1 a:

a new floppy for each one.

that is what i did. and yes i am suppose to use bare.i
Old 10-18-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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The iso was bad. I erased it then downloaded using BitTorrent this time and checked. I am a okay now.


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