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Old 10-16-2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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how do i install slackware form cd with no floppy drive under vista?

Hi I've downloaded slack ware 13 and have the cd or dvd images and just wondered how i go about installing. I have vista premium installed at the moment and have the disk partitioned.. is it just a case of using the cd/dvd ? I've read up a bit but the info is a bit vague.
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Just boot from the cd/dvd and follow the instructions
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I am missing the relevance of "no floppy" have a CD, so you need a CD drive.

Assuming that you have free space (unpartitioned), or a partition that is unused, then simply boot from CD #1 and follow directions.

If you are unclear on the above, tell us what yoou current partition setup is. I think Vista has a partition resizing utility. Otherwise, get he GParted live CD.

and have the cd or dvd images
Which one? CD: boot from #1, DVD: boot from the DVD

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Old 10-16-2009, 06:52 AM   #4
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If the OP has been looking at the faq pages on the slackware site I'm not surprised a "floppy drive" question has come into the equation - haven't used Slack in a while, in fact since the instructions in those faq's to create a boot floppy, a root floppy, etc, were actually valid - and I even remember having to tweak and re-compile a driver for my CD-ROM to get on with the install - ah those were the days...

Drak, go have a look at the page repo recommends - it's a bit more up to date.

Given the enormous contribution Patrick has made to the Linux world, I'm not going to complain about that - just might be a bit confusing for newcomers...



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