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i cant seem to get anywhere can someone give me a sense of direction i cant boot off of cd --------[ Summary ]-------- Computer: Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional ...
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    Floppy Boot installion help!


    i cant seem to get anywhere can someone give me a sense of direction
    i cant boot off of cd


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    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name HOME2

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 866 MHz (6.5 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Unknown
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133A
    System Memory 256 MB (SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (07/31/00)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter RADEON 8500 Family (Microsoft Corporation) (128 MB)
    Video Adapter RADEON 8500 Family (Microsoft Corporation) (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 8500 (R200)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Ensoniq Tazer Sound Card

    Storage:
    IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive WDC WD400BB-00AUA1 (37 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive _NEC NR-7500A (8x/4x/24x CD-RW)
    Optical Drive ATAPI 48X CDROM (48x CD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 28003 MB (25812 MB free)
    D: (FAT32) 10148 MB (10130 MB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
    Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

    Network:
    Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/100+ PCI Adapter (10.0.0.2)

    Peripherals:
    USB1 Controller VIA VT82C596B Integrated USB Controller
    USB Device Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device

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    did you enable the cdrom/cd/dvd or whatever to boot before the hdd in BIOS? if not then do that ... if u cant then u need to make a floppie that will boot the cdrom
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    Yes its all set and stuff but it just passes it off like a non bootable cd and says N/A and when booting with floppy it just says "boot failed"

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    >Where did your CDs come from and have you checked the MD5 checksum to verify their integrity?
    >Can you try the CD in another computer and see if it boots? (it won't do anything to the other computer if you just shutdown after you've checked it)
    >Can you try any other bootable CD in your computer to make sure your machine is able to boot from CD?
    Quote Originally Posted by Error
    and when booting with floppy it just says "boot failed"
    >What's on the floppy? Can you boot a DOS disk okay (1.with the CD in the drive) and (2.with no CD in the drive)?
    Sorry for all the questions, when you came seeking answers....
    /IMHO
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    >bittorrent
    >try latter
    >did with winxp
    >i tried bare.i ect. dos floppy worked fine

    i tried lowmem it wont work "boot failed".....
    what now?!
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    ya! i finally got the boot disk working....wrong rawrite
    but the root disks are doing weird stuff like "reiserfs could not be found"
    and "msdos_read_super failed" then that goes in a kernel panic

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    thanks for your generous help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Error
    ya! i finally got the boot disk working....wrong rawrite
    but the root disks are doing weird stuff like "reiserfs could not be found"
    and "msdos_read_super failed" then that goes in a kernel panic
    Quote Originally Posted by and then he
    thanks for your generous help?
    Have you gotten a resolution? or have you started a new thread?
    /IMHO
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    no i still dont know why the rootdisks are still tweakin out
    is there a certain way to make rootdisks? and it says a i need a reiserfs partition how do i get that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Error
    no i still dont know why the rootdisks are still tweakin out
    is there a certain way to make rootdisks? and it says a i need a reiserfs partition how do i get that?
    I personally don't know about burning CDs, yet, but I know from postings here that to burn bootable install disks, there are some details that must be followed. Hopefully this link will help with those details.

    Reiserfs is a filesystem format (reiser File System). For example, msdos and ntfs are two filesystem formats used in Windows. Reiserfs, ext2 and ext3 are used in Linux. Most people use ext3. Reiserfs is a newer format and gaining in popularity. Now why you got that message is a much harder question. Whether to use reiserfs or ext3, as far as I know, is a decision for part-way into the install process.

    To address a small technical point: the disks you use to boot from are sometimes called boot disks, but never rootdisks. You won't have a root until you have installed Linux: then you will have a root (/) partition and a root (/root) directory.

    Cheers~
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    It is possible to boot Slack from floppy discs. It needs one bootdisk and 2 or more rootdisks, depending how you want to install Slackware (ie from NFS or from CD / disc ). The rootdisks directory on CD or FTP contains a file called README.TXT and instructions how to make discs are in there:
    To create a floppy disk from one of these images, use the RAWRITE command on
    DOS or Windows. For example, to make the first rootdisk image (install.1),
    you'd put a formatted 1.44MB floppy in your floppy drive, and then run this
    command (in this directory):

    RAWRITE INSTALL.1 A:

    There are several versions of RAWRITE provided to handle most versions of DOS
    and Windows. If one version doesn't seem to work, try another.

    To make the floppy images under Linux, use the "cat" command to send them to
    the floppy device. This command will make the first install disk:

    cat install.1 > /dev/fd0
    I\'m so tired .....
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