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Old 10-29-2004, 09:25 AM   #1
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installing slackware 9.1 using a floppy and then cd drive

What is the command I enter when I boot from a slackware 9.1 floppy to get it to recognize the cdrom and install using the cdrom instead of the floppy set?

Note: I'm using a laptop that is old (16mb, 1gb hdd, p150). The cdrom will not run when I turn on the computer even when I switch it in BIOS to run first.
Old 10-29-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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You'll need to use the install.1 and install.2 root floppies which contain slackware setup. BUT, since you have only 16MB RAM, you'll have to use the lowmem bootdisk. All others will not work as they set up a 64MB RAM disk.
Do you have another OS running on there?
Old 10-29-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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The irony here is that I was able to install it from the cd at one point, but that was a fluke. I used the rhythm method: I kept pushing the cd drawer in at the right time to make it boot on startup. But that trick is not working for me now.

Anywho, I don't have any other OS on this computer.

Where do I get the install disk you speak of?


p.s. I wish there was just a simple command to type (ie like in DOS called "setup" or something). This can be done in Win 98 (i.e. using a boot up disk to install win98 by getting cdrom drivers and then once you access to the cd drive you run the setup.exe from the cd). Why is this so complicated?


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