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Old 03-04-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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slack 8.1 install problems

Hello. I have an OLD panasonic cf-62 laptop, I would like to install Slackware 8.1 into it. The problem is, I cannot enter into the CMOS settings to change any of the BIOS to allow cdrom boot, so I call tech support and they have no answers,laptop is too old no support for it from them)the cdrom also doubles as a 5.25? inch floppy drive to show its age! no problem I will do a normal floppy install of Slack. I get my bare.i boot cdrom I try old_cd.i boot disk....and it even tells me last ditch dice again.
So I have been trying to use interlnk/intersrv for a couple days to just copy Slack onto my laptop I can't seem to get that working correctly either, taking a guess maybe a conflict between 16 and a 32 bit system?(just a guess)...

I guess I am just asking if anyone has any suggestions....
Floppy drive does work so is there another kernel to try or am I screwed?

sorry for being vague but I really am at a loss, I can usually trudge my way through it, but after a week of trying I am getting kinda bummed out...thanks alot for any help offered...
Old 03-04-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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Do you have a network card on the laptop? If you've you can use
Try booting both pcs with FreeDOS and copy the files using norton commander or fm3, or instead of parallel port, use serial (it's slower but i always had better results with it).


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