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Old 07-27-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
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Totally New


Hey, I am totally knew to Linux in general, I am downloading Slackware 9 as I type. My main purpose is to set up a server using apache. If you have any tuts on this matter, pleae post. I know its gunna be difficult but I can handle it with alittle help. Thanks for your time and for your future posts.


-v0id
 
Old 07-27-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to Slack and LQ ;)

Hmmm ... I'd suggest to stick
with the Documentation on http://www.slackware.com
for the slack-install, and http://www.apache.org for
setting up the apache ...

If there are any further questions feel free
to call in again :}

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:21 AM   #3
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Bootdisc

Ok, I know this may sound very nub, but thast why i am here. My PC's Bios does not support CD Boot, so I will need a boot disc, I ahve no idea what to get. I was at the boot disc section of SW and its just too confusing http://www.slackware.com/install/bootdisk.php
Can any help?

The PC thats gunna be the Slack Machine is a:
Pentium MMX 200mhz
32Mb of RAM
10Gig HD

And I will want to put it on the net, so all the net stuff needed, heh I know how lame this sounds.

Thanks

-v0id
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:35 AM   #4
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I'm afraid that if you can't understand the
instructions on the website nothing anyone
will type here will do the trick...

Cheers,
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Old 07-28-2003, 12:52 AM   #5
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What you need to do is

1) Click on the Get Slack link in the slackware homepage.
2) pick one of the servers to get slack
3) In the ftp server navigate to slackware > bootdisks
4) download the README file
5) read it to see which *.i file to download:

*.i for IDE
*.s for SCSI

download the file, and download the file RAWRITE.exe

6) Put both files into C:
7) open up a command prompt
8) Change to the C: directory
9) type in

RAWRITE [Name of Image you downloaded] A:

Assuming A is the letter of your floppy drive.

You should have a bootdisk now, with the image you downloaded on it.


Happy Slacking from here.

NOTE: I believe that RAWRITEXP.EXE is for winXP & RAWRITENT.EXE is for Win NT.

But I believe that RAWRITE.EXE should work regardless
 
Old 07-28-2003, 02:21 AM   #6
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I do the same with color.gz? for the root disc?

rawrite color.gz A: ??
 
Old 07-28-2003, 09:03 AM   #7
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Re: Bootdisc

Quote:
Originally posted by v0id
Ok, I know this may sound very nub, but thast why i am here. My PC's Bios does not support CD Boot, so I will need a boot disc, I ahve no idea what to get. I was at the boot disc section of SW and its just too confusing http://www.slackware.com/install/bootdisk.php
Can any help?
[...snip... ]Thanks

-v0id
I have several old PC's that do not support a CD boot. However, there is a disk image on the slackware site called sbootmgr.dsk which stands for Smart Boot Manager. If you boot from it, it will allow you to choose what to boot from, be it CD, hard drive, floppy or back to the BIOS. I've tried it on several machines whose BIOS doesn't allow booting from CD and its worked everytime. Good old slackware once again!

ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.sla...s/sbootmgr.dsk

munkeh

P.S. If rawrite is giving you trouble, I will email the files you need to stick on the floppy, I think it will work if you just copy them.
 
  


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