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Old 08-24-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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slackware v1.01


ok hello this is the first post i have done and i am new to linux. well as you can see i have a question about the slackware v1.01. the question is i have a copy of slackware v1.01 floppy edition and i do not know how to install it. it is for a laptop with a floppy drive so i am kinda short on options. can you please help me on this or if there is a diffrent linux floppy edition can you please give me a link.

thanks for your help.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #2
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I would assume that you put the floppy in the drive and turn on the machine. Make sure your bios is set to boot from floppy before booting from the hard disk.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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Slackware 1.01 ?!?!?!?
If you want to install Slackware from floppies, you can go up to Slackware 7.1. This release can get bootstrapped by installing the "a" and "n" package sets (24 floppies total) so that you have a basic system with network capabilities.
Then, you can use a network connection to download all the other package sets (that don't fit on separate floppies) and install those using installpkg/setup/pkgtoo (it's long ago, I can't remember what Slackware 7.1 used)

Eric
 
Old 08-24-2006, 05:47 PM   #4
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614cooker,

Welcome to LQ!

Does this laptop not have a CD-ROM?

Does it have any type of network card? PCMCIA? Ethernet NIC?

And do you have another computer there with some free hard drive
space and access to the internet?

What is the laptop? Manufacturer and model, please.

Did you find this set of foppies, or did you download them yourself?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:23 PM   #5
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im afraid the laptop is only a p100 MHZ with a floppy drive and im afraid it does not have any network card it does not even have a cd drive.

the laptop is a olivetti echos p100d
spec
p100MHZ
16mb ram
3gb hard drive

Last edited by 614cooker; 08-24-2006 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:43 PM   #6
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If you have Slackware V1.01 then I'd say you have an obligation to share it! The lowest version I've seen is 1.1.2 on any of the official mirrors.

If you do share, I'm sure you would get all the support you need
 
Old 08-25-2006, 11:32 PM   #7
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Wow, that predates my Slackware usage even!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 614cooker
ok hello this is the first post i have done and i am new to linux. well as you can see i have a question about the slackware v1.01. the question is i have a copy of slackware v1.01 floppy edition and i do not know how to install it. it is for a laptop with a floppy drive so i am kinda short on options. can you please help me on this or if there is a diffrent linux floppy edition can you please give me a link.

thanks for your help.
By the time I got a copy of Slackware, it was already in book form and I got a book with a CD containing the many lettered sets, each of which correspond to a floppy disk. Even back then, there were quite a few of them.

I have never installed either Slackware or any other OS from ONLY floppies, though I have created a boot floppy and then booted over the network.

Have you tried inserting the boot floppy, turning on the system and tried various key combinations to access the BIOS to set BIOS boot parameters? For example, try the Esc (Escape), the Del (Delete), or the F2 function key. I have seen each of them used by various BIOS boot programs. The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System that controls initial startup of the system. It is self contained on the system and is what tells your computer what to do when it first starts up.

Beyond that, I have no experience with this kind of system, so I am at a loss for ideas. I'd look around at various hardware forums and also in installation forums. Maybe you will get some more ideas, or maybe someone will yet come up with something here.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 02:49 AM   #8
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This link says it has a PCMCIA slot.

If so, then you could buy a PCMCIA network interface card (NIC), and then install over a network. That is, if you have another box setup (or that you can setup) as a NFS server.

Before I go further, would you be willing to buy a PCMCIA NIC, and do you have a PC with some free space where you could download Slackware files and setup a NFS server?

You should read that link, and check Linux-on-Laptops and TuxMobil, also.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:30 AM   #9
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Wow,you guys amaze me at the knowledge you have about Linux,anuways i'm also new at RedHat,studied it but have to teach it,any clues on how to do it?
 
Old 08-26-2006, 02:36 PM   #10
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hi well yes it has a pcmcia slot but it only accepts pcmcia slot 1 which means todays modern technology will not work in it. i will try and find the link if i can find i will post it to you guys.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:42 PM   #11
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Actually I found a download site for Slack 1.01, and am downloading it now at the blazing speed of 1.7KB/sec. I don't want to overload their servers, so after I've got it fully downloaded I'll make it available otherwise (upload it to linuxquestions somehow, perhaps?)
 
Old 08-26-2006, 06:28 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 614cooker
hi well yes it has a pcmcia slot but it only accepts pcmcia slot 1 which means todays modern technology will not work in it. i will try and find the link if i can find i will post it to you guys.
I think I got a slot 1 NIC. If you live in the US, I'll mail it to you.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 07:51 PM   #13
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Now we're cooking with gas, 614cooker.

tangle, what a nice offer! Spot on!

Now you can decide if you have the space, and want to put the
needed Slackware files on another computer to act as a NFS
server. And you can start the install with only 3 floppies,
then use that NIC that tangle's going to send you. A NFS
install is the fastest you can get.

By the time you get that NIC, Slackware-11.0 should be out.
That will allow you the latest software and kernel. You
can still choose packages for a minimal install.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 08:57 PM   #14
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Ok, I've downloaded the Slackware 1.01 archive - it's in rar format, and has the butt-ugliest DOS 8.3 all uppercase filenames inside. For those who are interested, I've put it here:
http://ciotog.net/slack (although I do have a monthly bandwidth limit, and I may need to remove it if it gets close to this).

The original was downloaded from here:
http://winworld.abwnet.org/downloads.os.html

If anyone has problems accessing this page, please let me know as my router has been known to act up (I can't visit it from home, for example, but I can at work on another network).

Last edited by ciotog; 08-26-2006 at 09:01 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 04:46 AM   #15
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Sorry, thats link is slow/down
 
  


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