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Old 10-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #31
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Thank you AlienBob and the rest for your time and welcomed advice, installing now as I type. Have fun everyone.

Old 10-05-2006, 05:26 PM   #32
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Glad you got it working finally. And yeah.. Alien Bob rulz
Old 10-05-2006, 06:17 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob
If you have a floppy drive and a floppy, try copying
from CD#1 (or the DVD) to the floppy and boot from that floppy. In the boot menu which appears, select the CD as the next stage boot.
Read the /isolinux/sbootmgr/README.TXT for information about this "Smart Boot Manager" which is meant for exactly this kind of booting problem with the CDROM.


OMG Thank You!!

I hope in the future they go back to the way they use to boot the cdrom
Old 10-05-2006, 06:54 PM   #34
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Well, for me and most people it is working the way it did before. I think it's something hardware related that you have this problems... maybe someone figures it out what's the root of the problem and let Pat know if it really is a (fixable) bug.
Old 11-30-2006, 03:46 PM   #35
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Hi All! I need help. I have a pentium 166 with Adaptec Scsi card. My first scsi hard disk drive is on the id 1 and my scsi cdrom is on id 3. I have make a boot disk with the kernel adaptec.s for installing Slackware 11 because my computer wan't boot from the cdrom.

When I boot with the floppy disk I have the prompt boot

I'm a new user of Linux.

How can I tell to load the cdrom to start the install of Slackware ? It's a new installation

Should I mount my cdrom ?

Thank you !

Old 11-30-2006, 06:08 PM   #36
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I have done the same. I downloaded slack 11, from my work, from different torrents, burnt the image w/ iso recorder. While in the boot up process I get a searching for cdrom boot record ...... none.

Also, I have tried this on different machines, w/ no luck. I can stick a fedora or red hat install in the same machine, and it comes up just fine.

Perhaps we need a boot disk or something, but I don't really know as it always has worked for me.


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