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Installing Linux - Slackware 3.2

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I am in the process of installing Slackware 3.2

I have partitioned my hard drive for linux to co-exist with windows 95.

I created the boot disk and the root disk to install Linux. After this process Linux was unable to recognize the the
CDrom drive.  This meant that I could not use the CDDrive as  the source fot the installation files.

The Linux Book by Patrick Volkerding indicated that you may run into situations where you are able to access a CDrom drive from dos but not from Linux's installation process. The book indicated that if this occurs you can still use the  accompanying CDRom for installation, but you'll need to copy files to your hard drive, floppy disk etc.

In the case of the hard drive, you will have to replicate the file structure from the CD-ROM on the dos partition.

See. Linux Configuration & Installation 3rd Edition
by Volkerding, Reichard and Johnson.




PROBLEM**************

I tried to use Windows explorer to copy files from the Installation CD to the C: drive (Dos Partition). The copy process stoped after a while with an out of space message.

The C: Drive had at least 135Mb available. The CD-ROM was only abou 3Mb.

Am I doing this right? Is there a special way to replicate the file structure on a CD-Rom on the DOS partition ( In this case Drive c/:) The D partition has been prepared to run LNUX.

   
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by:aligatoru
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Hehehe. Well. U must only copy the dir. slakware along with his
subdirs. Use DN or NC for that. Explorer is 2 dumb :)
 So. U must have around 180Mb free on Ur dest. drive for safety.
 Then U must select hd partition as source and u must specify
the path to the dir. in wich U've copied the contents of the slakware dir
Lets say /slakware (equiv for c:\slakware) and voila.. c'est fini:)
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by:problem
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What is DN or NC, Are these DOS Commands? Window95 Commands.
Linux Commands ( Now remember I have not installed Linux as yet)

How do I use them?



 
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by:aligatoru
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well . dn stands for Dos Navigator and NC stands for Norton
Commander. Or search after VC (a russian clone of nc called
Volkovski Commander )
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by:problem
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Where can I get DN, is this freeware or is it part of DOS. I have DOS 6.2

I will really appreciate your help on this aligatoru.
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aligatoru earned 50 total points
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well. ftp://thai.oxy.pub.ro/pub/dos/ms-dos/vc/vc400sw.zip
It is a shareware vers. of Volkovski Commander. That sould do it
if Ur familiar with Norton Commander. Anyway, U'll see it's easy
2 use :)
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Thanks for your help.
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