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Old 05-18-2006, 07:16 PM   #1
delius343
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Well i am installing slackware on my internal harddrive,i just did formated it with wdclear and wrote 0's,made a partition for 40gigs for my new linux partition,fallowd all the specifications of a partition linux needs blahblabla all that,first time installinglinux lol so im pretty confused like learning german,anyway in the install cuz i couldnt figure outany other wayt to make a bootdisk,it said it could make a bootdisk ,so i put in a floppy and it made a bootdisk,now everything is installd,both installation disks on the slackware site are installd,all the packages,and now im booting up with my slackware boot disk,and i get to the partw ehre it asys "welcome to you're slackware bootdisk!" and it says to defaulty boot linux just push enter,so i do,and then it asks for a rootdisk,well no where on the entire internet or the slackware site can i find a explanation of how to actually make a bootdisk on a floppy,no where actually explains in real brokend own english,i read the help files and readme's on the installationd isks,and i was reading how to make a bootdisk,well the first bootdisk,trying to get an actuall idea how to make a rootdisk,and it said use rawrite ok so i tried making a "BOOTDISK" not rootdisk a normal bootdisk just to see if i coudl figure it out,i tried puting in bare.i like itsays for the default bootdisk,it saays permission denied,ok so i surfed for hours going on 23 hours with no sleep now trying to figure this sh*t out and i just cant,can anyone show me how to make a rootdisk or point me toward how to a site or documentation or somthing anythingat all would help at this point to keep me from throwing this thing out the window lol,im simply a person who knows nothinga boutlinux,iv been reading the help files for 2 days before iv read all that slackware site has to offer and many others and it just doesnt explain how to make a bootdisk or rootdisk i dont get it.. if anyone can help me id gladly appreceat it,hell if anyone can help me get linux to work,ill pay you 50 usd via paypal thanks..

PS. if there is any info i didnt add that is needed to answer myquestions,sorry i am new at installing linux,all iv ever installd is windows,if thers more i need to post please tell me whoever thinks so.

Don. David Wills.

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Old 05-18-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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haha reading your entire post made my head hurt...too many letters

rootdisk is simply where your root partition is located. If you're not sure you can try one of the following (in order):
/dev/sda
/dev/sda1
/dev/sda2
/dev/sda3
/dev/sdb
/dev/sdb1 etc..etc..

does that seem familiar? your rootdisk location may also be a different format like /dev/hda

good luck
cheers
 
Old 05-18-2006, 09:49 PM   #3
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that doesnt help me it says insert "root floppy and press ENTER"

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Old 05-18-2006, 10:16 PM   #4
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Is this the site you're referencing?

check the 2nd box down on the left for instruction for boot boot and root disk. I didn't realize you hadn't installed slack yet

cheers
 
Old 05-18-2006, 10:18 PM   #5
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jeez it finalyw works now its asking for some login i never heard of "darkstar login wtf is that? < gay
 
Old 05-19-2006, 09:24 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by delius343
jeez it finalyw works now its asking for some login i never heard of "darkstar login wtf is that? < gay
Hi,

I would suggest that you read a little! Checkout some of the online references in my sig!

If you get some background information to get around the uses of the OS. Then you will be able to form intelligent questions which will get you the response desired.

BTW, Your original post was rather hard to read for understanding!

LQ has a good spell checker.

Last edited by onebuck; 05-19-2006 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 10:39 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by gwsandvik

BTW, Your original post was rather hard to read for understanding!

LQ has a good spell checker.
I more than agree.

My post here goes much more into depth on the subject.

Personally, I blame IM for this post....
 
Old 05-20-2006, 12:18 AM   #8
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Yeah... I think the new thing for the l33t kiddies is to type with boxing gloves on
 
  


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