Install Slackware 2.2.0 (xd2/* won't fit into a 1.44M floopy?)

Install Slackware 2.2.0 (xd2/* won't fit into a 1.44M floopy?)

Post by Peter Soo » Sun, 26 Mar 1995 09:50:23

Hi Everyone!

I downloaded the packages for installing the Slackware 2.2.0 from

ftp:/ directory.  All the files

were successfully downloaded _BUT_ there is only one directory "xd2" which

carries the following files won't fit into a 1.44M floopy.
total 1473
-rw-r--r--   1 volkerdi wheel         928 Feb 16 20:50 diskxd2
-rw-r--r--   1 volkerdi wheel      136907 Feb 16 20:01 x311pex.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 volkerdi wheel     1346786 Feb 16 14:27 xd_lkit2.tgz

I was tempting to put the file x311pex.tgz into floopy xd3 since there is

enough space for it.  However, the pkgtool program is usually smart enough

to check if there is enough file for each disk.(expericence from before)

Do you have this problem?  Do you know how to get around this?

Much thanks in advance for any help!



1. slackware: bare won't fit in floppy

This is surely a silly question, but here I go anyway:

I just downloaded bare.gz and color144.gz from (in
binary mode).  This is what I get when uncompressed,

-rw-------   1 abouzas  1474560 May  8 05:48 bare

and a similar figure for the rootdsk.  That simply won't fit on a
single 1.44 floppy.  Should I assume file transmission errors?  (It's
the second time I download it, and both times the same thing

Writing it on a floppy with "dd" on a Sun gives, sure enough, "80+0
blocks out"  Perhaps I should change the output block size to a value
different from 18k to try and squeeze it in?  Nah...

Thanks in advance,
A. Bouzas

(please post to my mailbox, I don't have Usenet access. Thanks.)

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