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Old 09-17-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
justanotherkv
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no cd boot capabilities, and can't ftp install


I'm trying to install slackware on a somewhat old computer that can't boot to cd.
I'll just tell you (almost) everything I tried already. (fyi, I'm a newb)
I'm using slackware 10.1. I know slackware 10.2 is out, but lets just say I can't burn another cd set.
It's a pc with a intel celeron, with a replaced cd drive.
smartbootdisk does not work on my computer, either.
So I'm using the floppies to boot into the computer, and have tried bare.i, old_cd.i, and scsi.s
I use a modified root disk 2 and network floppy to use ftp install.
So I get to the part of the install where I choose the media option, but the cd drive can't be detected (with old_cd.i too) and I can't hook up to the ftp server I set up on one other computer in the network.

error mesesage for ftp:
mount: fs ftpfs not supported by kernel
error message for cd:
(summary: we could not find your cd drive)

I don't know how to solve the either problem.
And as long as I get linux installed, it doesn't matter how it gets there. (cd, ftp, whatever )
Thanks in advance for help.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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Do you HAVE to use Slackware? If not you may try a distro which may more readily detect hardware and/or support ftp installs. I have done an ftp install of Suse on a VERY OLD machine, and it went throught fine. You may also give Mandrake (or is it Mandriva now?) a shot.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 01:44 PM   #3
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Hi!

Did you try this ftp-installer for Slackware?

Cheers,
Eric
 
Old 09-28-2005, 10:42 PM   #4
justanotherkv
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Re: no cd boot capabilities, and can't ftp install

I used the ftp-installer you're talking about.
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Originally posted by justanotherkv

I use a modified root disk 2 and network floppy to use ftp install.
and by the way, debian worked. Finally.
thanks for the help!
 
  


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