Hi, I'm trying to install slackware from dos partition. I think I did
every thing according installation document, but I keeping get same
problem so that I can't install anything. The problem is:
1 setup can't find A series from dos partition.
2 setup do not create /mnt/etc directory automaticly, and keep giving
me message 'can't move /mnt/fstab to /mnt/etc/fstab'
3 I keep getting a message: invalid flag 0000 of partition table 4
will be corrected by w(rite). But I think this has something to do
with the CD.
Following is the detail steps of my installation:
My disk have three partitions: /dev/hda1 for windows 95, /dev/hda2
for linux and /dev/hda3 for linux swap.
1 In windows 95, I create directories c:\slackwar\a1, c:\slackwar\a2...
I download A series files from internet into correpond directories.
2 I reboot pc with linux boot disk root disk.
3 Use mkswap /dev/hda3 and swapon /dev/hda3 to add swap space.
4 run setup.
5 Set target to /dev/hda2 and format it.
6 Set source to /dev/hda1 and /slackwar.
7 Set /dev/hda1 as a DOS partition.
8 Start install, but setup report can't find A series on partition.
and then report can't move /mnt/fstab to /mnt/etc/fstab. I think
this is the consequence of the former problem.
I also tried install from floppy. But after I insert the floppy,
setup said it's not a a series floppy. My floppy is formated with
windows95 and the content of the floppy is downloaded from internet,
Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is 2010-14EC
Directory of C:\slackwar\A1
. <DIR> 03-13-97 5:06p .
.. <DIR> 03-13-97 5:06p ..
AAA_BASE TGZ 345,664 03-13-97 5:10p aaa_base.tgz
AOUTLIBS TGZ 319,118 03-13-97 5:10p aoutlibs.tgz
BASH TGZ 249,048 03-13-97 5:10p bash.tgz
COMMS TGZ 104,237 03-13-97 5:10p comms.tgz
CPIO TGZ 31,635 03-13-97 5:11p cpio.tgz
DEVS TGZ 49,354 03-13-97 5:11p devs.tgz
ETC TGZ 12,775 03-13-97 5:11p etc.tgz
GREP TGZ 34,741 03-13-97 5:11p grep.tgz
DISKA1~1 HTM 3,153 03-13-97 5:12p diska1.html
MAKETA~1 HTM 3,133 03-13-97 5:13p maketag.html
MAKETAG EZ 1,836 03-13-97 5:13p maketag.ez
TAGFIL~1 HTM 2,117 03-13-97 5:13p tagfile.html
TAGFILE ORG 2,117 03-13-97 5:13p tagfile.org
TAGFILE PAT 444 03-13-97 5:13p tagfile.pat
14 file(s) 1,159,372 bytes
2 dir(s) 646,905,856 bytes free
I really don't know where is the problem, can anybody help? Thank you.