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Darkstar 04-12-2002 12:05 PM

Slackware-current iso
Can somebody please tell me what I need to do to create a bootable slack-current iso in Windows (I know, but I have to work with it!). I know how to do this in Linux, but there doesn't seem to be any instructions as to how to do this in Windows. I have nero as my burner software.

Thanks a bunch

Thymox 04-12-2002 12:10 PM

You need to have a bootable image. I think the easiest way would be to make a Windows boot floppy, then use whatever Nero recommends to make a bootable image from this...and use it.

I'm pretty sure that Windows programs like Nero don't like the ol' El Torito (sp?) boot image thingy, but if they do, then Tom's RTBT site has stuff for it.

I don't know that it'd boot right anyway, unless you had like an autoexec.bat type thing that ran loadlin on startup.

Just seems like a hard way of doing things, to me. If you've got a CDRW drive, could you not just burn the relavent files to CDRW, and then do it properly from under lovely Linux later?

ptruog 04-12-2002 01:47 PM

There will be a help file in nero, i'm unsure what version you're running but to do this in nero is pretty straight forward, and you shouldn't need a boot diskette to finish this either.

At any rate, you might find it easier to simply create the bootdisk and rootdisk for installations of slackware.. one file is called color.gz = for the rootdsk, the other is prolly boot.i = for the bootdsk (though this largely depends on your system).

If you insist on creating a bootable cd though, the dirs are in the help files of nero, just do a search for bootable and it should point you in the right direction.

good luck.

Fuel 04-12-2002 02:06 PM

Nero burns iso ... very simple --> menu --> Burn ISO

AutoBot 04-12-2002 06:13 PM

Just go to New, CD-ROM (Boot), then go to the boot tab, then click image file and browse to the slack-boot image you want to use.

Thymox 04-13-2002 07:56 AM

Are we positive that this works? I definitely remember trying to do such a thing before, but using a Mandrake boot disk image, and Nero complaining that it's an invalid boot image. Perhaps it was an older version of Nero...I tend not to use Windows crap these days ;)

Darkstar 04-13-2002 10:55 AM

No it doesn't work. I tried it with Nero and the slack image and even though it created the CD, it wouldn't boot. I finally ended up copying everything to a CD-RW and bringing it home to use the ever faithful Linux to do the work. Thanks for all the advice.

AutoBot 04-13-2002 12:56 PM

It works I've done it several times. You have to adjust the expert settings to fit your needs.

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