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Old 10-21-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question slackware 10.0 network install from xp


Hello there!


I'm a complete newbie to Linux, and I'm not exactly accomplished when it comes to networking in general, so please forgive me if the following question sounds silly.

I'm trying to install Slackware 10.0 on a completely clean (i.e. I the drive isn't formatted or partitioned at all) laptop that has a 3.5 floppy and a non-bootable CD-Rom.

So far, I've located what appear to be the correct bootdisks, and have successfully formatted and mounted a linux partition. I can access the setup utility to set up the keymap, etc, and everything seems to be pretty sweet. Hurrah!


I'm assuming that the next step is to install everything from the .iso images, but I'm not sure of the best way to go about that.

Slackware doesn't appear to recognise my CD-Rom, although there doesn't seem to be a problem with my USB ports or Network card (when I use the supplemetal 'Network.dsk'), and so I was planning to either access the .iso files by unpacking everything onto a USB drive, or else connecting my desktop PC (which runs XP Pro) with the .iso mounted on a virtual drive, and attempting an NFS installation.

The basic question that I would like answering, is whether either of these methods is actually possible, and in any event what the best course of action would be to proceed with the installation (even if it's something totally different).


I realise that my question is a little bit inspecific, but if somebody could just point me in the right direction (so long as that's not back towards Windows , then I'd be very grateful.


Cheers!
 
Old 10-21-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
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This may sound like a stupid question to you, but how did you put the .iso on disc?

WHen burning a disk of an .iso image, you must tell your burning software to "burn from image" (for Nero, for instance, you go to Recorder, then Burn Image, selecting the .iso file).

If one just burns a cd with the .iso file on it, it won't work.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 02:38 PM   #3
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Red face Sorted.......though rather embarrassed!

Yeah, that did the trick!

How embarrassing; it seems that I am a dopey sausage.

I would've been going around in circles for weeks if I hadn't checked.


Thanks for your help!!!
 
Old 10-21-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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Happy to be of help.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 07:31 AM   #5
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Hi,

For a system that doesn't boot from the cdrom try the '/rootdisks/sbootmgr.dsk'. Just create by using the RAWRITE then use the created disk to boot the system. You should see the cdrom along with other available boot devices.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 09:42 AM   #6
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Smile Thanks!

Thanks, gwsandvik!


Apologies for the tardy response; I've had a very stressful time at work this past fortnight.

Everything seems to boot ok now, but those 'Goodies' links of yours will surely come in handy.



Thanks again!
 
  


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