I'd like to install LINUX onto my Peacock 386-DX40 with 16Mb RAM from the
Slackware CD, but unfortunately none of the standard installation boot disks
seem to support either my CDROM (LMS CM205 connected to a Soundblaster) or
my SCSI controller (Always Technology IN2000).
I copied all the necessary directories from the CD onto a directory on my
hard drive (C:\SLAKWARE) to get around the CDROM problem, and found a
bootdisk image for the IN2000 on the CD and used RAWRITE to create a disk,
which boots up and says it has found 1 SCSI disk sd0, with a partition
called sda1. It also says "in2000_abort" several times, but I presume it's
just checking the other SCSI IDs for nonexistent drives.
Anyway, I then tried to install onto my main DOS partition with the UMSDOS
rootdisk (I don't want to repartition my HD until I'm sure I can get LINUX
up and running). I set the keymap to UK, and the target drive to sda1 (the
only option presented) but when I try to set the source drive to "Target DOS
partition" and tell it the directory (I've tried slakware, /slakware and
\slakware) it says the directory is invalid.
I also get an error if I try to create a swapfile on my HD, so I wonder if
maybe the partition needs mounting or something. But I haven't a clue what
to do about it.
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Please mail replies as I don't
normally read this group. Thanks in advance for any help....
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