Can't Restart in MS-DOS Mode
I need to restart Windows XP in MS-DOS mode. I'm installing slackware (dual boot), and I was doing great until this point.
The intructions say to go to "Shut Down", and then, "Restart in MS-DOS mode". Well, my comp lacks this option. I look up how to start up in MS-DOS mode, and the help file says I need to make a bootable DOS floppy. I follow the instructions, and restart my comp.
I see this when my screen starts:
I type in: cd c:\
It changes for a second, denies me input, then automatically swtiches back to A:\.
Please Help Me! :( :( :( :rolleyes: :( :( :(
Thanks for the replies so far, sorry for being vague
Alright, this is what I intended:
I was looking at Slackware. (I have partition magic, but it said I didn't have to repartition anything, and until I know fully what I am doing, I didn't want to risk it; I do have everything backed up)
Now the instructions say, "Restart in MS-DOS mode, and run linux.bat" (btw, I figured out how to change the drive, but I've had some screwed up things happen. I'm looking into that bootdisk thing now)
I did make the floppy on my own. By going to my computer, clicking on the disk, File->Format->Make MS-DOS boot disk.
I tried running linux.bat while on windows, but I need to be in pure mode. If worse comes to worse I'll have to get the iso bootable slackware. The reason this is a problem is I have to practically beg my friend to dl it (I have 56k).
I don't want this thread to turn into "You should try RedHat", or "SuSE is best". I like learning diving in head-first. I learn better that way. I started with C++ and did great, and I just feel that I can do this, and when I finish, I'll feel better. I appreciate the quick responses, but I NEED MORE HELP :D :D :rolleyes: :D :D
BTW, I'M RUNNING NTFS