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Old 05-05-2003, 06:47 PM   #1
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9.0 wont install...


ok i dled the install cd iso image...and i burnt it...and its not booting..so i put it in windows to verify that i burnt right and it did (it had multiple files, not just the .iso file) someone help...thanks
 
Old 05-05-2003, 07:23 PM   #2
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ok i read the faq at the site and im still baffled! ahh! help please..thanks
 
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First thing to find out would be
whether the machine supports
CD-boot at all ... ever booted of
other CD's?

If so, check your BIOS settings
to see what the boot order of the
devices is ...

If not: get the right root/boot floppy
images for your hardware and
rawrite them :)

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Old 05-05-2003, 07:59 PM   #4
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yea ive bootted thousands of oses on this thing b4....so im assuming that im going to get the right root/boot floppy images and raw write em...how do i do that.....
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:11 PM   #5
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Go to your closests ftp mirror with slackware
Read
pub/slackware/slackware-current/bootdisks/README.TXT
pub/slackware/slackware-current/rootdisks/README.TXT

If anything remains completely in the dark,
come back and ask more specifically ;)

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ok thanks...quick question i need 2 disks?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:17 PM   #7
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You burnt it wrong.

Read the help file for how to burn an image (that's what an ISO is) rather than files. If you extract then burn, it is not bootable, it is just a data disk.

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image
# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:22 PM   #8
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no no i burnt it right, ive burnt alot of isos, also the md5 checks out

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Old 05-05-2003, 08:50 PM   #9
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ok i found rawrite on the cd, and ive decided to use the bare.i image..but the only place i find that image is in the kernels folder and bare.i isnt an image its a folder that contains 3 files, config, bzImage, and a system.map.gz....ive never been more confused
 
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I think you need boot.img
 
Old 05-05-2003, 09:09 PM   #11
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i cant find boot.img anywhere
 
Old 05-05-2003, 09:20 PM   #12
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ok thanks...quick question i need 2 disks?
Nope, sorry, it's three
read the README.txt's the other way round ;)
rootdisk first ...

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Old 05-05-2003, 09:25 PM   #13
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nm guys i reburnt it and it works now...i guess the cd was scratched or somthing
 
Old 05-05-2003, 09:29 PM   #14
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Oh lol :)

Good on yah mate ;)

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thanks got it working

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