What happened to the good old Slackware that I knew and loved?
I'm trying to build a rescue boot/root set from disk images at
sunsite.unc.edu using the time-honored method of rawrite.exe. I am using
bare.i and color.gz for the disk images, and I am not uncompressing
them, per the instructions.
One one computer, the rawrite completes, but the disks are unbootable.
The floppy chews on the disk for about 3 seconds, and stops cold on any
computer I try it on. No "LI", no errors, nothing. I've tried old disks,
new disks, formatted disks, unformatted disks...
I checked dejanews.com, and I see that my problem is not unique, but
there are no answers. Everybody misinterprets the question. I do not
have an LS120, the disks are not bad, and the computer is set to boot
from the floppy. Now, who has choice D?
On another computer, the rawrite barfs "Sector not found" after writing
the first track. Again, it doesn't make any difference which disks I
use. New, old, formatted.... rawrite bombs every time.
Again, what happened to good old Slackware? I've never had any problems
with rawrite or a disk not booting, NEVER I tell you! I haven't used
Linux for about 3 months, but I haven't forgotten how to make a bootdisk