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Old 03-11-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
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How to install Slack without CDROM support?


I have a serious problem, because I want to install Slack 9.1, but my BIOS and motherboard don't support CDROM - only floppy disks and hard drives.

so, what can i do?
Do you know anything that could help me?
Old 03-11-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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You can download the Slackware files via a mirror and do a harddrive install from a fat or ext partition. You would also need to make a boot disk or somesort I do believe.

Making a boot disk:

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Old 03-11-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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go to the slack website and look into the guide for installing with floppies:
Old 03-13-2004, 09:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help.

I have found a program called bootmgr which allows to boot from particular device.


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