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Old 08-24-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
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install slack without floppie without cdrom

Hi i have a laptop with fat32 windows and i've created a ext2 partition and a swap partition with partitionmagic.
Unfortunately i have no cdrom and no flopppie drive

here my situation:

dualboot windows/slack 9.0

boot windows
no cdrom
no floppie
made empty ext2 partition
but can't access it from windows

I only have a 100mbit network connection and i've copied the slackware.iso image and the loadlin program with windows.

How do i install slackware with the setup from dos with loadlin?? How do i start the setup from dos? If i do c:\loadlin\loadlin c:\loadlin\bzImage root=/dev/hda1 initrd=color.gz ro vga=3
It says: no init found try pass the init

Is it possible to start a setup with only the .iso, the nessecary partitions, dos...?

(I don't want zipslack.)
greetz xcobra from the netherlands
Old 08-24-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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ok i have never done what you are doing, but i am just looking at your command and i am thinking that this:
has to be wrong....
wouldn't you have to copy the initrd.img file from the isolinux directory and pass the argument:
and maybe pass rw instead of ro ...
like i said i never did that before, so i maybe wrong, but i would think it would be the logical thing to do...


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