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    Slackware Linux Install Question!

    Im going to install Slackware 8.1 tonight and have a question about the boot disk creation.

    On Slackware's website they give a table of boot disc images to choose from, but im not sure which one i should use!

    The table is HERE

    My HDD is an IDE Maxtor 60GB 7200rpm and DVD drive is an IDE Pioneer.

    Any help appreciated as always!

    Cheers

    r3b007

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    hmm, all the image files are designed for certian hardware. but i would recommend the bareapm.i cause its a generic image ect. or just bare.i

    the diff is that bareapm.i has advanced power mangement support. and bare.i doesnt and i just a standard plain image.
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    boot disk images ??

    bleh...

    I just wrote me a bootable iso slackware 9.0 rc 1 or 2 (11 march)
    and also my 8.1 (and 8.0 etc..) slackware CD's were bootable..

    but if you wanna go with a floppy disk.. I'd agree with TN123.. go for the bare.i !!
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    Well ive downloaded the ISO from www.linuxiso.org and burnt to disc using Nero, would this be bootable?

    If not then no odds and thanks for the replies!

    r3b007

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    It is bootable.
    i used it for recovering my mandrake after XP effed it.

    Think I will be installing slackware in the near future as I have a pretty messed hd right now.

    Good luck on the installation.

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    I just made my slack disks yesterday... was gonna try it myself... if i can get the time... i had hoped that the iso was bootable like every other distro, but ya never know...

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    yup.. should boot..

    btw could I interrest ne of you to try 9.0 it rocks !!!

    kernel 2.4.20 KDE 3.1 and a realy cool new kernel module loader !!

    Also it has a lot of cute new stuff added like an ADA95 compiler and the FLAC



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    Thanks for the offer but i think ill stick to the tried and tested 8.1 for the time being!

    r3b007

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    r3b007 >> i run the bareapm.i and its never really given me problems with slack. If i were you id install this one, but again the disk itself should boot. i see no reason why it wouldnt, because my slack disk (8.1) was burnt from nero and it works just fine! Good luck with slack, just make sure you check out http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net as soon as you install and get a good window manager!

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    Cool er0k!
    Im looking forward to using Slackware, hopefully its not gonna be too difficult to dual boot with Windows 2000!

    Cheers guys

    r3b007

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