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Old 11-18-2005, 04:58 AM   #1
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creating boot with windows nero...

Here is the thing i would like to use linux and windows but i really dont know how to even start instaling linux. I downloaded 4 dc-s with torret unpacked them and burned them on cd. I noticed that they are not exactly the same as the one that can be downloaded threw ftp on slackware sites (i used toret on slackware site). The thing is i don't know how to translate this into nero language or windows language so i don't how to make a boot cd. I made a partition 5gb (is that too small) and i wont to intall slacware so please please could someone help me btw my icq is 57544893 if that help and it would help me a lot if someone would contatct me via icq or some other chat program and hepl me with this ... I don't know nothing about linux but i rally wont to learn thanx and hope to get a fast response

p.s. sorry for my english

This is txt file i got on my cd ...

To make a bootable Slackware install CD, get into the top level Slackware
directory (The one with ChangeLog.txt in it) and issue a command like this
to build the ISO image in /tmp:

mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware.iso \
-R -J -V "Slackware Install" \
-x ./bootdisks \
-x ./extra \
-x ./slackware/kde \
-x ./slackware/kdei \
-x ./slackware/t \
-x ./pasture \
-x ./patches \
-x ./rootdisks \
-x ./source \
-x ./zipslack \
-hide-rr-moved \
-v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
-sort isolinux/iso.sort \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
-A "Slackware Install CD" .

Then use 'cdrecord' to burn it. (See 'man cdrecord')

Notice that to fit the install image on one CD, you must exclude KDE and TeX:

-x ./slackware/kde \
-x ./slackware/kdei \
-x ./slackware/t \

These can go on a second CD. If you are planning to burn the ISO image onto
a DVD, the entire tree should fit and you can leave out all the -x exclude

The isolinux/isolinux.boot file will be created on the CD; it's not
supposed to be in the source tree. I mention this only because so many
people reported the "missing" isolinux/isolinux.boot file as a bug.

I don't know how to create a bootable Slackware ISO on operating systems
other than Linux, but it should be easy to burn the Linux-created ISO with
most CD burning software on any operating system.
Old 11-18-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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To burn ISOs using Nero, you need to find the menu option that says "Burn image..." (or something similar). You then will need to locate the ISO file you downloaded and then Nero should take care of the rest. Make sure you verify the ISO image before burning it, there are instructions for this here.

Also, you might wanna try a different distribution if you've never used Linux before. Slackware isn't easiest for newbies, but then again, it's your choice (and there will be people to help you if you get stuck ).
Old 11-18-2005, 05:34 AM   #3
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The thing is that i unrared with winrar those iso images on another comp (i dont have so fast conection) because i didn't know there were iso ... So now i have just those things that i unrared on 4 cd-s is there a way that i could copy certan files on disk to make a boot cd because i have all the files i nead but not in the right directories ... i belive that is the mail probem my cd won't boot i'm not so sure that i explain it so good. Is there a way that i just get a system runing on that partion...
Old 11-18-2005, 09:00 AM   #4
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Look the trick to get into Linux for a newcomer is that you

always download the iso image and

always burn the image into a CD

If you have a slow connection then download something smaller and in one CD instead of 4 CD. Suitable candidates are Mepis, SLax, Damn Small Linux, Puppy....


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