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Old 12-29-2001, 04:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Boot Disk Help!


I need some help creating a boot disk.
I'm trying to install Slackware 8.0 on a compaq presario 166mhz but I can't boot from CD (Can't get into the bios) so I need to create a floppy disk.

Also just to make sure that i'm doing things right upto this point, here's an overview of what i've done since so far:
Deleted the previous partitions on the 2.5 GB hard drive, created a new partition of 100% usage and formated it to the fat 32 file system. Nothing else is on this drive right now.

So if someone can tell me how to make the floppy boot disk and root disk it'll be greatly appreciated.
By the way, I tried to make it using the rawrite provided with the CD but it didn't work =( . Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 12-29-2001, 05:04 PM   #2
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you might be able to use a windows boot disk and then launch your slackware cd.
 
Old 12-29-2001, 05:06 PM   #3
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what file do i execute after using the boot disk?
because the boot disk does recognize the cd, and i can browse the files, jus don't know what file I should execute to begin the instalation.
 
Old 12-29-2001, 05:11 PM   #4
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uh don't know do dir at your dos prompt and look for something like start, I've never used Slackware
 
Old 12-29-2001, 05:27 PM   #5
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Can someone please tell me what to put onto my boot disk and root disk for a Compaq Presario 166MHz ?
Right now when i insert my boot disk it takes me to a screen where it hangs LI _ cursor blinking.

Any ideas? =(

Using Slackware 8
 
Old 01-01-2002, 05:49 AM   #6
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Slackware uses two floppies a boot and a root disk.
For the boot floppy the bare.i (1.44MB) usually works if you don't have any special hardware like scsi drives.
The root floppy to use is color.gz

What happens when trying to boot with the boot disk created with rawrite?
You should get to a prompt don't know if it says lilo: or boot: before this there is some explaining text.

How did you use rawrite?
From dos or windows, from cd or hard disk?
 
  


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