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Hi I am very very new to Linux. I have downloaded Slackware 9.0 and copied the slackware-9.0-install.iso.asc, slackware-9.0-install.iso.md5 & slackware-9.0-install.iso to a CD. I have a 10G HDD & I ...
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    installation help


    Hi I am very very new to Linux. I have downloaded Slackware 9.0 and copied the slackware-9.0-install.iso.asc, slackware-9.0-install.iso.md5 & slackware-9.0-install.iso to a CD.
    I have a 10G HDD & I want to format it totally for Linux. I made boot disks with RAWNT.EXE and Install 1 & Install 2. I used cfdisk to create 2 primary partitions first 8GB & other 2 GB. I made both of them bootable. Then I wrote the partition table to the partitions. Then I typed setup and then selected to search for the CD ROM, but it fails.
    Could someone let me know where am I going wrong and what should I do. I checked that the CD ROM boot sequence is first in the BIOS options.
    Thanks

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    Re: installation help

    Quote Originally Posted by donkarnash
    Hi I am very very new to Linux. I have downloaded Slackware 9.0 and copied the slackware-9.0-install.iso.asc, slackware-9.0-install.iso.md5 & slackware-9.0-install.iso to a CD.
    You have to burn just slackware-9.0-install.iso and nothing else to a CD. Mane sure you select the option to burn it as an iso image. You don't want just one file burned to the CD, it should end up being a bunch of files and directories on the CD after the image is burned.

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    Also, Slackware 10.1 is out, you should probably use that instead.

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    Here is some usefull information about ISO's:

    Verify the image: http://linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html
    Burning ISO images: http://linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

    This 9.0 is an unmaintained release of Slackware, so be aware that your system could/will be vulnurable if connected to the Internet.
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    you were correct, I did not copy the ISO file properly on the CD. Now it is fine. Thanks

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