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Old 03-30-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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Help needed in creating boot & root disk for Slackware Install

I have just downloaded Slackware on to my Xp drive. Slackware? (yeah I know - not for newbie and all that ...yeah but I want to have ago ). The instruction says to create a boot disk and root disk.

First question is can't I copy every thing onto cd and install from there ?

Do I have to create these two disk ?

If yes then where are the Image files located and the RAWRITE program.
Old 03-30-2004, 05:29 PM   #2
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RAWRITE it's for make a floppy disk to boot on... If your cd is not bootable, make a floppy boot disk

WHen you have your CD's downloaded, you have to burn them on CD's...

It is your question? or...?
Old 03-30-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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The boot disks are only necessary if your Slackware CD will not boot in your computer.
Old 03-31-2004, 08:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies but I didn't download the ISO files as they are too big and takes too long to download. I have a feeling that if I just burn the non-iso files onto cd it would not boot. If that is the case what do I have to do? Do I have to create the boot and root disk and combine that with the rest of the files on CD?

If I have to create the boot disk then where can i locate RAWRITE and the image files?



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