Burn the disc
Once you've downloaded SLAMPP, you have to burn it to a CD. The .iso
that you download is a copy of what should be on the disc. You can't
just burn it to a disc as a file, as you normally would. To burn ISO
files, use your favorite burning software and burn the .iso to the CD
by using a special feature in your software. You should be able to find
a "Burn image to CD" option or "Burn CD iso image" option. Check the
programs help files if you can't find the option, and if you're still
stuck, please don't hesitate to contact the author.
Set up your BIOS to boot from CD
To enter the BIOS, you need to hit a certain key right away when your
computer starts. This key should be found in your manual. Otherwise,
you can try common ones such as the Delete key, or F1, F2, or a bunch
of other of the Function keys.
Another way of booting from the CD is by using something called Smart
Boot Manager. This goes onto a floppy which boots and allows you to
choose where to boot from. This is probably the easiest way for a
beginner or someone who can't find out how to enter the BIOS. You can
choose the CD through this way. You can download it at
http://slampp.abangadek.com/files/floppy.img.gz (the file floppy.img.gz
is also on the CD, in FLOPPY/ directory, the user don't need to
download it from internet) Once you've downloaded it, extract it and
then use rawrite in Windows/DOS to write to a floppy. (rawrite is also
in the same directory on the CD) In Linux, use the dd command. Insert
this into your computer and restart. Make sure the SLAMPP CD is in your
CD drive and select it from the boot menu.
Put the CD in the drive and restart your computer
As your computer starts, (if all goes well), you should have SLAMPP
start. When it begins, you will see a screen that shows the SLAMPP logo
and also words at the bottom that say boot. Here, you can wait and
SLAMPP will load for you, or you can add extra things to change stuff.
For now, since it's your first time just hit enter or wait 10 seconds.
After you wait for awhile, you will see different things on the screen,
and finally it will get to a screen that says login. Type root as the
username and slampp as the password. This will get you logged in. At
time you are running full featured operating system directly from the
CD! it's nice, isn't it? And it can be even nicer! You can start Linux
commands from the command line you see on the screen, or you can start
graphical user environment (called Xfce). Type 'startx' to get to Xfce.
Congratulations, you're running Linux!