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Old 04-20-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
SnarkKnuckle
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anyone done a full USB install of Slackware 12.2?


I just picked up an Asus EeePC 1000HE and wondering if it's possible to do a complete slackware install from USB, which would house the boot files and the full package for the install?
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
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I have never actually done this, but I know it can be done. See the Booting.txt file at any Slackware mirror:
http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla....2/BOOTING.TXT
You want the usbboot.img:
http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla...xe-installers/
And here is the link to the usb installer on Eric H's wiki:
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/usb/

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Old 04-21-2009, 07:02 AM   #3
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I installed Slackware 12.2 from a USB stick on my netbook (dell mini 9) and it runs well. I didn't do a full install with all packages to save space on the drive (16GB SSD).
 
Old 04-21-2009, 07:10 AM   #4
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I did Slackware 12.2 onto a Dell Mini 9 as well - it worked without a single problem! Like vinegaroon did, I spent a good 10 minutes selecting which packages I did and didn't need.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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Awesome, can't wait to give it a try, I did manage to get backtrack4 beta booting off usb and got the wireless card working, now I just want to migrate this XP Home install completely while being to cheap to get an external rom.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #6
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Well I grabbed the latest usbimage from the pxe and usb installer directory from my slackware iso, done the above slackboot commands from alien, booted up my netbook with USB and got a no operating system error, the files did copy over from the dd command, is there something that I am missing? Got the fill image on my desktop shared out for the rest of the install, im just not getting that far yet.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:37 PM   #7
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You guys check out Alien Bob's stuff?
( http://www.slackware.com/~alien/ )

USB installer-
( http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/usb/ )

Miniiso
( http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/mini/ )
 
Old 04-22-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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I done this usbinstall and got a "Missing Operating System" error message.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SnarkKnuckle
I done this usbinstall and got a "Missing Operating System" error message.
If you get that error, chances are it's because the MBR (master boot record) is totally blank; this can be fixed by making sure a boot-loader (Grub, or Lilo) gets installed.

You do not, necessarily need to do this from the Slackware installer - you could do it with a live distribution if you so desire.
 
  


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