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Old 10-06-2003, 08:34 PM   #1
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Making a slackware 9.1 bootable cd

i need help making a slackware 9.1 bootable cd on windows XP.
In the slackware Readme.txt i am told the run thje command that follows.

mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware.iso \
-R -J -V "Slackware Install" \
-x ./bootdisks \
-x ./extra \
-x ./slackware/gnome \
-x ./pasture \
-x ./rootdisks \
-x ./source \
-x ./zipslack \
-hide-rr-moved \
-v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
-sort isolinux/iso.sort \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
-A "Slackware Install CD" .

Then use 'cdrecord' to burn it. (See 'man cdrecord')

I do not know how to runs htis command in windows. also in the readme the author says that there is a windows version of Mkisofs which is used in running the command but i have downloaded this program and it is a .tar and i do not know how to run this program either. if anyone could help me by telling me how to make a bootable cd of this or directing me to somewhere that can i would greatly appreciat eit, thnaks.
Old 10-06-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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If you just want the slack cd's, then download the Iso images from any of hundreds of mirrors such as
and get slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso and slackware-9.1-install-d2.iso
(just go to for more mirrors)

then just burn them with either nero or easy cd creator or any program that burns iso images. when they are done burning, you have yourself the bootable install discs you need for Slackware 9.1.

Last edited by Timeturtle; 10-06-2003 at 09:28 PM.
Old 10-07-2003, 10:09 PM   #3
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Already tried

Yea i already tried that. i downloaded the .iso file but for some reason it is a RAR archive but still remains an iso. ive bruned it with nero but when i insert it it just boots up as a data cd and all i can do is browse the files in it and i cannot get it to boot up. i appreciate any help because i really want to get slackware up and running,thanks.
Old 10-08-2003, 12:06 AM   #4
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i had this problem recently. i tried to burn an ISO on XP with nero. didnt work out too well, so i went to another linux box and burned it using XCDRoast... however i do have a link for you to check out:



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