I did finally get a operable burn just NOT of the full Disc 1
Details of the experience are below, perhaps it'll help someone else one day.
Yes, I verified "MD5 Check Sums are the same."
ISO Recorder Software- "Operation has failed. Code:80004005, Reason: Unspecified error"
InfraRecorder Software version 0.51.0.0 (x86) - "Process exited with code: 254."
Roxio Software - "Roxio failed to burn this disc (Extended error: 0x80041024)."
Power2Go Software- I failed record the error message from Power2go.
All of these variously burn media result in a "Disk error 20, AX=42FD, drive EF" error message during attempts to boot slackware 13.1.
Burns were attempted using both 650MB Zenith and 700MB Optimum CDR media. I followed the various documentation instructions to complete the burn attempts and I have successfully burned iso images using both this media and these DVD-RW's in the recent past. Infra-Recorder is usually my software of choice. However, no such luck this time.
HOWEVER - onebuck
pointed me to Slackware 13.1 mini-iso
designed, compiled and provided by none other than our very own Alien Bob
The iso-mini is specifically designed for those "planning to install Slackware using packages on a local hard disk partition, or from a NFS/HTTP/FTP server...The mini-ISO image of less than 40MB in size contains everything to let you
do the above, and nothing more" -basically, for whatever reason the smaller iso image burned quick and clean on first attempt and let me boot into Slackware Set-up. YAH!
I deleted my partitions with cfdisk. Ran the:
mkdir -p /dos
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /dos # Or whichever partition the ISO is on
mknod /dev/loop0 b 7 0 # On bare.i, the kernel told me loopback was already there
mount -o loop /dos/slackware-10.1-install-d1.iso /INSTALL # Or wherever the ISO is on /dos
loop courtesy of samk
Everything seemed good, but I am still have issues. As in, I still
can't boot without the mini-iso CD installed. Not sure why yet. Still working on it. I don't think the loop installed lilo in a bootable sector. I made my first partition swap instead of root.. and not sure yet even where lilo even is. But making progress now at least I can boot into a slackware setup.
Never a dull moment,