Installing Linux - Slackware 3.2
Posted on 1997-12-06
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.
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.