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Old 10-13-2006, 03:05 AM   #16
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Sorry for the confusion, pls ignore the subject header. Currently I'd like to try installing slackware. From the site seems need to do manual fdisk and setup which is slightly different and probably more tedious than RH9. Would like to check if the first iso burnt into CD makes it a bootable disk? If not, how can i make the system read from my CD? As I don't have any floppy drive, I can't make any bootable floppy disk.
Old 10-13-2006, 09:09 AM   #17
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I am very new to Linux also, however I have successfully installed RH9. You will only need to burn the 3 i386 files to install the OS (the others I think are the sources). If you are using nero and WinXP to burn the images, just double click each ISO file using Windows Explorer; Nero should then automatically open up the image ready to burn to CD. You should probably check the Finalize option if its not already set, then just hit the burn button to create the CD. Do this for all three i386 ISO images exactly the same, and as has been mentioned previously, the first of these will automatically be a bootable image.

Just make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD, and off you go..

Good luck!
Old 10-13-2006, 09:16 AM   #18
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I'm actually refering to slackware installation and if "slackware" first iso is a bootable cd
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After burning the image of CD 1, you should have a bootable CD. Just put it in your machine, reboot and see if it works. Obviously, as said above, you'll need to set the BIOS to try to boot from CD before trying anything else.


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