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Old 02-19-2003, 08:56 AM   #1
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Creating a floppy bootdisk from Slack 8.1 CD

Dunno, but my CD doesnt (seem to) have any Dos/Windows Utils for creating a bootdisk, nor any floppy disk images. My box Im wanting to install it on can't boot from CDs so I need to boot from floppy, and Im anxious to get rid of the RH crap on there and replace it with Slackware.
I have got a copy of RaWrite.exe from another distro cd but I can't find any disk images, the readmes that come with it dont seem to be too clear on this. Is there any way to do this?
Old 02-19-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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From the bootdisk directory from the slack ftp site get a boot disk image (bare.i) and rawrite that to a floppy. Then get install.[1-5] from the rootdisk directory and rawite them to 5 floppys. Use the bootdisk when booting the machine and it will ask for the next 5 floppies.
There is good documentation in both of the directories.
Old 02-20-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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Thanks crabboy, I probably should have checked the site first. Ahh well, Im still learning this


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