Cant install Slackware 11 on dell dimension 4100 creepy!
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I'm using the CD image, not the DVD (no DVD drive).
Checked MD5 etc.
Going to try Alien Bob's mini CD.
Downloaded the DVD image, extracted the .iso, putting the DVD's Slackware folder on my windows partition, burnt mini-cd, about to reboot.... wish me luck!
Right, got it booting, got the directory on my NTFS windows disk, just going to figure out how to "pre mount a directory" now, and then hopefully I'll be well on my way to the slackware desktop. Maybe.
Last edited by darkglobe87; 07-31-2008 at 11:46 AM.
Well I mounted /dev/hda1 (my windows XP partition of hard drive 1) before running setup, as Alien Bob sort of suggested (using command "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt"), but then when I choose the "install from pre-mounted partition" option, I enter the directory (it's C:\slackware in windows) /dev/hda1/slackware, it says "sorry" and something like "directory not found".
I'm not totally sure how to pre-mount my windows partition, and install from there. The partition is NTFS, and the installer says you can use FAT or Linux, but Bob said you can use NTFS. Maybe you can't?
All I need to do is make it so C:\slackware can be used to install from, as I didn't download 3.5 gigs for nothing. Could someone please maybe point out where I'm going wrong?
Just wanted to add a data point to this weird problem.
My PC104 refused to boot from the cdrom. I attempted the solution described here, but it didn't work for me. (oddly, it would boot from cdrom with a regular hard drive attached, but not with the solid-state drive attached that I needed to use for this project).
Eventually I swapped out my CD rom drive for one from an old Dell that was lying around -- then it wouldn't boot from cd at all. With or without the SSD attached. So I tried the cd with -boot-load-size 4 and now it works!
So apparently, it's CDROM related (maybe Dell specific cdroms?), not strictly BIOS related.