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HI. My lapotop has no floppy, no cd-rom, no network, can't boot from usb. So my only way is installing from dos using Loadlin.exe. While in windows, i created a) ...
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- 04-05-2006 #1
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- Dec 2004
Can't Install from DOS. Please help me.
So my only way is installing from dos using Loadlin.exe.
While in windows, i created
a) 4.5gb ext.2 partition for Slackware
b) 500mb swap linux partition
c) temporary 2gb fat32 partition - i extracted there contents of both 2 installation .iso files (10.2 version) - so that it would be accessible from dos and from setup.
Here's what i did:
1) I copied bzimage file to c:\ (c is fat32). I took bzimage file from BareAcpi.I directory on cd1
2) I copied initrd.img file to c:\ from \isolinux direcotry on cd1
3)Start Win98, At the very beginning press F8, and choose "command prompt only"
4) Started Loadlin, using this command:
loadlin.exe c:\bareacpi\bzimage initrd=c:\initrd.img root=/dev/ram rw load_ramdisk=1
..... ... .. Uncompressing Linux... invalid compressed format (err=1) --System halted
I also tried some other parameters, but notheing works.
I'm newbie in linux.
PLEASE HELP ME.
- 04-06-2006 #2
hmm i've recieved a similar err, but cant remember if it was like you problem... did y write the table when you changed the file systems/ fat and ext2/? is fat partition the bootable one?
or i think that it is trying to install linux on fat partition...
any other oppinion?