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Old 04-05-2002, 05:15 AM   #1
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still install problems-help

i have slackware 8 on a burned cd rom. i have all the neccessar files for a cdrom boot, but i cannot boot with the cdrom, i have went into the bios and changed all 3 boot orders to cdrom , still can,t boot with the cdrom, the post stops with a L1 on the bottom of the page.. i would like advice on what is next, do i need to make a boot floppy from my files i downloaded, and if i do , how do i do this?

okay, i tryed to boot the disk from my linux computer, the one that wont boot from cd rom is intel computer, and it boots. i have redhat insttalled on it. so it boots from a linux system but nont intel. i badly need the slackware boot disk so i can delete and create partitions.

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Old 04-05-2002, 03:55 PM   #2
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I think you should make a boot floppy (but with your cdrom support), boot from it and start installation (files taken from cd).
Old 04-06-2002, 05:54 AM   #3
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The LI error is kind of odd... as it means a number of things that don't make sense for a CDrom boot, but the eltoritio method of bootable cdroms does some weird things with older bioses and cdroms, so this is probably no big deal.

The boot disk images you will need are located on the cd. The ones you will need, are in, if you want to use the newer, 2.4.5 kernel:




The instructions on how to copy them properly to a floppy are in the README in either directory.


Old 04-06-2002, 06:26 AM   #4
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thanks, will try to write those files to the boot floppy. i really excited getting slackware intstalled, i have suse and red hat installed on other 2 computers i have, like those distro,s also, hoping to try debiam soon. later ronss


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