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ksgill 08-29-2003 08:36 PM

slackware installation problem
I cant make a boot disk. I am trying to make one from win98 machine using
rawrite bare.i a:
where a: is my floppy drive. I tried using complete path to bare.i but it doesnt help. I am getting
bare.i: permission denied
error. Please help

MasterC 08-29-2003 09:16 PM

Sounds like a windoze problem to me ;)

Moving to General

I'd say to copy rawrite.exe to the same directory that bare.i lives in, and then try again..


ksgill 08-29-2003 09:40 PM

windoze question? okay!

ksgill 08-29-2003 09:49 PM

still doesnt work

Whitehat 08-29-2003 10:35 PM

Use this 3 step process. Guaranteed fix!!!

1. - Blow away the Win98 box.

2. - Reload with Slackware.

3. - Make bootdisk with Linux.

I mean why even make a bootdisk when you can blow the whole system away and boot to CD?

I suggest reading my post in General about the Slackware Live CD. :D

Download that CD, burn it, boot off of it, and then make your boot disk if you really need to :)

Got it!?

ksgill 08-29-2003 10:40 PM

its the only machine that I have with windows on it. pentium 166Mhz or something...i have linux OS on 2 machines but I dont have em right now cos I moved to a diff city....
about your 2) point. I cant load it with slackware bcos I cant install slackware without a boot floppy..

ksgill 08-29-2003 10:41 PM

cant boot off cd my friend..older comp

Whitehat 08-29-2003 10:43 PM

Ok....sorry man.

Just messin with you.

Let me see if I can help.


Ok, First....sure you dont have a bad disk? Is it formatted etc?

Next, where did you get the rawrite utility? Off of the Slackware CD? or what?

Is the disk read only? Hmm...

Are you running that Util from the hard drive of the Win98 box?

I kind of need more detailed info on what you've done so far and how you've done it so I can better assist you :)


ksgill 09-02-2003 08:12 AM

1) I dont have a bad disk.
2) I got rawrite utility off the slackware installation disk.
3) Floppy drive isnt read-only because I used that same floppy to install redhat on the same computer that I was having trouble installing slackware.
4) Yes I was running the util from 98 box.
Thanks for your reply.

Jbernoski 02-01-2007 04:32 PM

If you have an XP machine around you can try rawritent.exe, that gave me a different error and now I'm just trying to boot into slax and see if I can't start the install from there. Does anyone know why 10.2's ISO boots and 11's doesn't? Did I get my 10.2 from linux-packages or something?

XavierP 02-01-2007 05:31 PM

Mate - the post before yours was written on 2nd Sep 2003 - hopefully the problem is resolved by now :)

Jbernoski 02-01-2007 06:37 PM

We can hope! However he may have been in a two year long personal plato's cave. Also I was having the same exact problem ... and still am!

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