Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-16-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
O Slackware Master, Thou shalt help me

Frustration is the word I am.

I got Slackware 9.0 and I have installed it before on pentium 233 MMX a few days ago in a 7gig harddrive.
Now I need to reinstall it in 30 gig cd for server and the same cd refuses to boot in the same machine. It said something like no boot record found, but it would boot XP, ME and Mandrake. Then I tested the same slackare CD in another computer using the same CD reader and it works !!!!

Since NFS installation is ompossible, the only way for me is to use boot floppy.

My brother managed to get me bare.i and color.gz and I managed to boot and run the setup but it would format the partition to ext2 only since aparently those image were came from very very old version of slackware.

So I use the bare.i from the CD and it stopped when booting the boot file it needs more input and system halted.
The color.gz for slackware 9.0 is 2.2 meg, can't fit that into floppy.

I tried using the msdos method, boot from old bare.i and I was managed to work it up to cfdisk and create the partitions. But when it comes to setup, the setup told me that it couldn't find linux partition.
Then i tried to boot from msdos using linux.bat but it couldn't find any kernel, so I copied the kernel from the cd and it also stopped in the middle cannot mounting FS.

Another method I tried is to boot from the old bare.i (the 9.0 one refuses to boot) and in the boot: i mount /dev/hdc ro noinitrd and it failed, wanting to access the init.

So up to this point, I feel I have tried every possible method. I'm just learning linux and I need help

I can understand why I cannot get the setup using floppy, what I can't understand is why the same machine refuses to boot from the CD ???

Thanks in advance, I hope I can get any advice.
Old 03-16-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: pikes peak
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 2,577

Rep: Reputation: 48
Use install images1-5 and the bare.i
color.gz is old/outdated
Old 03-16-2004, 12:51 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi thanks for the reply.

Where to get the install images 1-5 ?
the bare.i ran out of input data.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
God says THOU shalt MAKE SATAUX --- Linux dedicated to sata hard drives & Raid etc . studpenguin Linux - General 13 05-18-2007 08:21 PM
how can i install slackware on a slave disk with windows already installed on master? mojarron Slackware - Installation 13 03-31-2005 07:40 AM
First Master Slackware, then appreciate Debian Sepero Debian 29 03-06-2005 07:57 AM
oh kernal, where art thou? ccflashback Linux - General 4 11-20-2004 12:02 PM
Oh Linux, Where Art Thou? aaronluke General 7 11-09-2002 07:48 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration