Can't install slackware

Posted on 1997-03-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I'm trying to install slackware linux. There are three
partitions in my hard disk, /dev/hda1 800M for windows95,
/dev/hda2 180M for linux and /dev/hda3 20M for linux swap.
In windows95, I create directories c:\slackwar\a1,
c:\slackwar\a2... and I download a series files into
the directories. Then I start linux use the boot and root
disk, I use mkswap /dev/hda3 and swapon /dev/hda3 to add
swap space. Then I start setup, I set source to /dev/hda1
and /slackwar. I set target to /dev/hda2. When I start
install, setup tells me that a series are not on the disk,
but they do exist on the disk. I can mount the dos
partition and use uncompress -dc xxx.tgz | tar xvf - to
extract the file, but why setup can't find them?
below is content of c:\slackwar\a1, anything wrong?
Thank you.
.              <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  PAT           444  03-13-97  5:13p tagfile.pat
        14 file(s)      1,159,372 bytes
         2 dir(s)     640,516,096 bytes free
Question by:mzhang031497

Expert Comment

ID: 1626819
Are the files in high case ?
Cause if the filenames are so,sure
the setup can't find the files.

Accepted Solution

bkfoddy earned 50 total points
ID: 1626820
On the CD in each directory, there is a file called

that on A1 contains:

F AAA_BASE.TGZ                            aaa_base.tgz
F AOUTLIBS.TGZ                            aoutlibs.tgz
F BASH.TGZ                                bash.tgz
F COMMS.TGZ                               comms.tgz
F CPIO.TGZ                                cpio.tgz
F DEVS.TGZ                                devs.tgz
F DISKA1                                  diska1
F ETC.TGZ                                 etc.tgz
F GREP.TGZ                                grep.tgz
F MAKETAG                                 maketag
F MAKETAG.EZ                              maketag.ez
F TAGFILE                                 tagfile
F TAGFILE.ORG                   
F TAGFILE.PAT                             tagfile.pat

I don't know if its the cause, but give it a try.

By the way, Linux installs very nicely on Extended/Logical partitions.  It looks like you are using Primary partitions (partitions 1-4), just in case you are interested

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