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Old 01-30-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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hey i tried to make a bootdisk to install slackware (i386) i tried the bare.i bzImage but i just got "err=2 invalid compressed format"

what should i do?
Old 01-30-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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You tried how? bare.i is an image of a bootdisk, not a kernel.

From linux:

dd if=bare.i of=/dev/fd0


cat bare.i > /dev/fd0

From windows, use rawrite.
Old 01-30-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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um i have windows xp so rawrite doesnt work, although i have rawrite. it didnt work too good so could you walk me through it?
Old 01-30-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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use rawritent for winXP


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