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Old 01-26-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Bootdisk Help

I'm almost ready to go! I got my two Slackware .iso's burned and I've done enough reading to have a good handle on things! But my computer won't read the first CD! I've gone to the Bios and set it to read CDs before the HDD but it still went to Windows so I got rid of Windows and it still won't read from the CD. I've tried creating a boot disk but am coming up short: the bare.i is to big for a floppy and rawrite.exe goes nowhere! Any Suggestions/Help is greatly appreciated!
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First hint of trouble is when you say your ".iso's burned". Do you mean you **burned from .iso files**? Look at the #1 CD and make sure that it has **many** files on it. If it just has the *.iso file, then you need to start over.
(It is quite common)
If you get past the above, then try booting from any other bootable CD--to make sure that the machine will in fact boot a CD...

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Old 01-27-2006, 07:26 AM   #3
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you could alternatively do a network install or if your really adventurous, install from a hard drive (search goggle for more information).


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