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Old 07-01-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
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Burning to cdrw, error on install

I downloaded Slack 9.1 and burned both disks to cd-r, and installed fine.
I just downloaded Slack 10.0 and had to burn the first cd to a cdrw (because that was all I had) and the second to a cd-r.
All 4 disks were burned the same way with nero, all 4 isos were first checked with md5.

I'm getting errors on installing the Slack 10 from the cdrw. It's saying packages may be corrupt. Is it a bad idea to burn these on cdrw? I just ordered a bunch!

Can I install Slack 10 by directing the install to my hd? I can boot the cdrw fine, and get all the way up to actually installing packages.

Edit: Could someone do me a favor? Put your Slack 10.0 disk 1 and 2 into your cd drive, and tell me how much space it uses? I'm wondering if my disk ran out of room, but Nero didn't tell me!

Edit number 2: It was the disk. I burned it again using a regular cdr, and it worked. It's a little bothersome, though, because both disks read as being the same size with the same amount of data. So why would one work and not the other?

Last edited by linda; 07-01-2004 at 07:07 PM.
Old 07-04-2004, 02:43 AM   #2
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I just installed my Slack 10 tonight. Reading your post, I burned the Disk 1 ISO to a CD-rw to see if the disk made a difference, and I was able to boot my laptop (running Win2K only) from it. I suspect the reason you were unable to boot was either a bad burn, bad disc, or an older cd rom drive. Some older CD rom drives can not read RW's as well as CD-r's. I used K3B to burn the disc also rather than Nero, but to install it on my desktop I used Nero to burn my iso's (and burned them onto CD-r's) just so I could keep them.
Old 07-06-2004, 01:17 AM   #3
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I had the same problem, when the installation of the packages started all of the packages were corrupt or "file not found" etc. I burnd all the isos to cd-rw but the problem was that i used partion magic to set up the partitions for slackware.
After i erased these partitions and made them again with cfdisk the installation went fine.
Old 07-06-2004, 02:34 PM   #4
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All i did was re-burn the disks onto a cd-r, and the install worked fine for me. I have always partitioned my drives with partition magic, and then used those partitions with Linux. I never had any problems with Partition Magic (so far!). I do remember that at one time I allowed Mandrake to set up my partitions, and then had problems when I was in Windows. Or maybe with using Partition Magic after Mandrake did it's thing. I don't remember now, but I haven't had any problems with allowing PMagic doing its thing.


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