Need help installing Slackware from Dos Hard Disk

Need help installing Slackware from Dos Hard Disk

Post by Song K » Mon, 19 Sep 1994 01:56:40



When I choose the installation from hard disk, the installation
program cannot find the files.

I have the files in c:\slackwar\{a1, a2, a3}.
I told the color144 setup program that it is in the /dev/hda1
partition with path of /slackwar

Am I missing something in the instructions?

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Need help installing Slackware from Dos Hard Disk

Post by Forkb » Tue, 20 Sep 1994 01:48:34




>When I choose the installation from hard disk, the installation
>program cannot find the files.

>I have the files in c:\slackwar\{a1, a2, a3}.
>I told the color144 setup program that it is in the /dev/hda1
>partition with path of /slackwar

>Am I missing something in the instructions?

>--
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>Song Koh                    Harris Semiconductor

>Voice: (407)-724-7085               P. O Box 883 (US mail)
>Fax:   (407)-729-4960               Palm Bay Road (UPS)
>                            Melbourne, FL 32902-0883
>------------------------------------------------------------------------

Double-check the list of partitions that SETUP finds. Drive C: is probably
on /dev/hda4, not /dev/hda1. (DOS likes partition 4 for some reason).

Hope this helps.

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