[slackintosh-users] Re: new Slackintosh user

Mikael Andersson wrote:
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Can't find my CDROM drive, tried every option, no joy. Can I add a
kernel option in BootX to locate my cd drive? (Mac system profiler says
it is on ATA1, ID 0).

Have you tried mounting the CD-ROM before you run the setup script, when
you're still at the prompt? I'm presuming it's on /dev/hdc.

Yep,
#mount /dev/hdc -t iso9660 -r /mnt
fails with "no medium", regardless of what CD is in the drive, the drive never even spins up.

I checked dmesg and the drive is there and correctly identified.


If you can mount the CD-ROM you're good to go - instead of installing
"from CD-ROM", just install from the directory where you mounted the
CD-ROM/slackware.

If for whatever reason you cannot, you could always make two partitions,
make one of them FAT, boot into Mac OS, copy the <CDROM>/slackware
directory from the CD-ROM onto it, then reboot into the installer, mount
the FAT partition and install from there.

Well, I guess I could, this is not getting easier. I wish I had a better Unix box handy.

DAve


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Mikael Andersson
Computer Technician
McMaster University
Humanities Media & Computing

Togo Salmon Hall, Room 207

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M2

Phone 905.525.9140
Ext.  24429
Fax   905.577.6930
Email manders@xxxxxxxxxxx
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