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  1. #1

    Slackware dvd won't boot

    I downloaded slackware 11 but it didn't come in iso so i copied all files to dvd but when i tried to run installation after reboot it wasn't detected. I have pc set to detect cds/dvds first. Any ideas?

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Did the download appear to be a .rar file?

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    That's not it! You really need to download the ISO file to get it working. Those are just the files in the CD, so if you want to make a CD out of that you would need to create your own ISO image. I'm not really sure where you live, but this mirror: is always really fast for me. If you notice, the iso file is under a directory ending with "-iso".

    Good luck
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    How would i make my own iso out of it because i have barely any bandwidth left for the month. I'm using this tutorial but don't seem to have a isolinux.boot file. This is what it says.

    C:\t>mkisofs -o /temp/slackware.iso -R -J -V "Slackware Install" -hide-rr-mov
    -v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 32 -boot-info-table -sort isolinux/iso
    rt -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/isolinux.boot -A "Slackware Install C

    Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.
    mkisofs 2.01.01a22 (i686-pc-cygwin)
    mkisofs: Missing pathspec.
    Usage: mkisofs [options] [-find] file... [find expression]

    Use mkisofs -help
    to get a list all of valid options.

    Use mkisofs -find -help
    to get a list of all valid -find options.

    Most important Options:
    -posix-H Follow sylinks encountered on command line
    -posix-L Follow all symlinks
    -posix-P Do not follow symlinks (default)
    -o FILE, -output FILE Set output file name
    -R, -rock Generate Rock Ridge directory information
    -r, -rational-rock Generate rationalized Rock Ridge directory in
    -J, -joliet Generate Joliet directory information
    -print-size Print estimated filesystem size and exit
    -udf Generate UDF file system
    -dvd-video Generate DVD-Video compliant UDF file system
    -iso-level LEVEL Set ISO9660 level (1..3) or 4 for ISO9660 v 2
    -V ID, -volid ID Set Volume ID
    -graft-points Allow to use graft points for filenames
    -M FILE, -prev-session FILE Set path to previous session to merge

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    Thumbs up RE. Slackware won't boot

    I supose you hava an olde computer.

    If that is your case...

    This is the trick..
    -boot-load-size 32 -boot-info-table --> This is for new computers.

    change for this --->

    -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table

    This shoul be work.


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