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Its an old computer so It won't boot the live cd I have a cd drive on it also and there is no option in the bios and the smart ...
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- 09-22-2005 #11
I have a cd drive on it also and there is no option in the bios and the smart boot manager won't work either
- 09-22-2005 #12
Cheetahman, this page has all the info you need.
They have boot floppies, using knoppix to install Gentoo(I have yet to try this, but it looks really cool), and other stuff.
- 09-22-2005 #13
Good but the SmartBootManager and Knoppix method don't work
Burn an Install CD iso.
Take the floppy to the computer that has fast access. If you take a look at the stage1.list file, you'll see that it provides you with several URLs to download. Sadly, it lists several possible URLs for each package as well, which isn't what you want. Strip all but one of the URLs first:
Code Listing 4.3: Stripping URLs
Also this old computer has Slackware 10.2 on it
- 09-22-2005 #14
Used df in Slackware 10.2 and got
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use Mounted On
/dev/hda1 1134540 403076 672904 32% /
- 09-22-2005 #15Good but the SmartBootManager and Knoppix method don't work
It seems to me this is exactly what you are looking for.
As for stripping urls, it probably means just selecting one url and deleting all of the others.
But if I were you I would use the Knoppix livecd to install Gentoo.
I know other people have done this, so I know it works. As to why it doesn't work for you, you probably just missed typing in one of the commands.
If you miss typing in a command during the installation of Gentoo, you are gong to have a rough go of it.
That is why I recommend using Knoppix to install Gentoo, as you will be able to copy and paste commands in to the terminal.
And ready access to the handbook is a great help, it needs to be followed EXACTLY, DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE HANDBOOK.
Have fun installing Gentoo, once it is installed, you will be very happy with it.
Did I mention that you should follow the handbook very closely?
- 09-22-2005 #16Originally Posted by budman7
- 09-22-2005 #17
Here are the specs on it
2MB ATI Graphics card
Cd Drive NEC-CDR-260,NEC CD-ROM Drive 260
1GB hard drive
No Internet,Usb,Firewire,PS/2 but has expansion slots to add these in
Knoppix probably won't run on it
- 09-22-2005 #18Knoppix probably won't run on it
Once you get Slax to boot you can use the directions for the Knoppix install, as the directions will be the same for Knoppix or Slax or any livecd.
- 09-22-2005 #19Originally Posted by budman7
- 09-23-2005 #20
Do you think the slackware boot cds could boot slax because its baded on slackware.