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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.org
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
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Question by:mzhang031497
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by:mzhang031497
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I tried pkgtool and the problem is the same.
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ggeens earned 50 total points
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You used Netscape to download the files, right?
Under Windows 95, Netscape finds it neccesary to append .html
to any file without extention.
If you just rename diska1.html to diska1 etc..., install will
work fine.
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