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Old 02-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Installing slackware 13.37 from dvd


Hi Everybody, I have been trying to install Slacware 13.37 that I have on a dvd onto an older desktop that has Windows Xp on it. I havent been successful at getting the destop to boot from the cd. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Andrea
 
Old 02-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Check if you have cdrom set as your default boot device. If it still doesn't work you can also try usb or pxe boot:
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s...xe-installers/
 
Old 02-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Hi Everybody, I have been trying to install Slacware 13.37 that I have on a dvd onto an older desktop that has Windows Xp on it. I havent been successful at getting the destop to boot from the cd. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Andrea
You verified the download ISO files md5sum? Slackware 13.37 install DVD will not boot to a desktop. The DVD is used to install Slackware 13.37. Look at Slackware Doc Project
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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Some older computers fail to boot the Slackware CD or DVD.

You can try one of the alternative installation options: PXE install, booting from a Slackware bootable USB drive (also see http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/inst...b-thumb-drive/).
You could also try burning my mini ISO image to a CDROM (see http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/mini/13.37/) because that ISO is created a bit differently so that it boots on computers where the official DVD will not boot. You will then have to install Slackware packages from an internet mirror (FTP or HTTP installation option).

Or even, if you have a second computer which does boot the Slackware DVD, you can use that second computer as a temporary PXE server (it is out-of-the-box so it will not be difficult at all) after which you can PXE-boot the desktop and install Slackware from the DVD in the PXE-server computer. See http://docs.slackware.com/slackwarexe_install

Eric
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:18 AM   #5
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adrillen,
Please provide technical details on your desktop computer (brand, motherboard, CD or DVD type, etc). While Alien Bob's suggestions are valid (anything running WinXP is not really all that "old"), it is extremely rare that a WinXP system can't boot Slackware install media. Unless you have some freaky 3rd tier hardware or weird HP/Compaq etc crap...

More likely you have a CD/DVD bad drive or a BIOS setting wrong.
 
  


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