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Old 03-26-2004, 12:38 AM   #16
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HI chinaman, I had too many tabs open and so by the time I got to this thread, you had already posted and I did not know that.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:41 AM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by fuhreal
I know its like a dupe post but no one is paying much attention to my original post... so i thought of starting this one. Sorry for my ignorance.
Ignorance means: The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.

But when you signed up with LQ and got a username, you agreed to these RULES. Go read them so you'll no longer be ignorant; but informed, educated, and aware.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:43 AM   #18
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HI chinaman, I had too many tabs open and so by the time I got to this thread, you had already posted and I did not know that.
Forgive me - I thought that other post was directed at me.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:45 AM   #19
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Anyhow china i do APOLOGIZE for the dupe.

Now i have figure maybe i should ask a more direct question.

Will slack 9.0's Installation CD allow me to Mount a USB hard drive so i can install to it. That is what i want to do, as the drive must then be put into the laptop for the "reboot" process to finalize the configurations.

I checked the other posts but it doesn't apply directly to what i am trying to acomplish which is install slack 9.0 to a USB 2.5" drive from a WINXP desktop.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:56 AM   #20
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Good point.... hmmmm...... will have to try and talk my fiance into "allowing" the purchase...... I slightly frown upon it because my hardware guy had a bunch of laptops min $450 and i turned em down for the one i bought for $250 without a floppy or cdrom. oh well, guess i'll have to swallow my pride ... sigh.... I shall still search for a mount command to mount that usb drive....
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:42 AM   #21
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Understood your question perfectly, but still don't know how.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:56 AM   #22
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Since this is an extension or continuation of the other thread, the 2 are now merged. Fuhreal, rather than starting a new thread the best way to further your discussion is to wait and then reply to your own post giving more information - for example, you could have posted that you had tried the routes suggested in other threads but it failed and then say why it failed/how it failed and post any errors.

Basically, the more info you can provide, the easier it is for all of us to give you an answer.

To install from a mounted iso on the harddrive you will need a boot disk and some free space. I believe that there are some good howtos on the Red Hat site.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:12 AM   #23
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thanx for merging them for me....

Well i don't want to install from an image on a hard drive but i'll continue my search. Which is to install from the Install CD (ISO) in the CDROM drive on a desktop, to a usb drive plugged into that same desktop, not touching the HD that is internal to the desktop. But thank you i will search the Red hat site.

Cheers
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:54 AM   #24
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I think the problem fuhreal doesn`t have cd rom or floppydisk. And he can`t use USB cd rom coz the bios doesn`t support booting from USB device.. Is it true fuhreal ??
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:59 AM   #25
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I think if you move or connect ur Harddrive to PC and than install slack in pc and than move back ur HD to Notebook the slack will be stuck. Coz I ever install Mandrake from Pentium 3 and than I move the HD to pentium 4 pc my mandrake stuck... and I receive some error message on booting I think it will be happened in Slack...
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:11 AM   #26
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Duuuuuuuuuuhh, plase don`t blame eatch other.. and give solution.. Coz we`re n00bs and need help !
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:37 AM   #27
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Google/linux ....
 
Old 03-26-2004, 05:40 AM   #28
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Hi,

well it's a bit complicated problem - if you'd like to try debian you could try the following.

0.) Can you do a network install via http/ftp? Do this - it's much more easier.

usb - hb

1.) Use CD 1 ond copy everything that's under the debian directory to your usb hard-drive maybe X:\debian1 this is enough to install a base system. If you want to install more packages from usb you schould do this procedure with the hole cd set and copy the contents under debian of cd <x> to directory X:\debian<x>
2.) Make some boot floppies an boot your machine from floppy
3.) When you reach the point, where the installer asks for installation medium, change to an unused console and do lsmod. If there's no module usb-uhci or usb-ohci or uhci do: lspci to find out if your usb is ohci or uhci. Then do modprobe <your>hci usbcore usb-storage sd_mod scsi_mod (only the modules that don't already exist). Then create a mount point an mount your usb hd there (usually /dev/sdax, where x is the partition number of the usb hd). Then tell the installer to use a filesystem as installation source with the debian mirror: <mount-point of the usb hd>/debian1
Now you should be able to install the base system.

After Installing a complete base System you should either add http/ftp sources or the other debian directories (after mounting the usb hd) on the usb drive (using apt-setup) to install more software. You can automate mounting the usb hd by adding the required modules to /etc/modules and the mount-point to /etc/fstab.

Hope that helps - but no guaranty for nothing
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:10 AM   #29
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1.) I just read my posting again with machine in 2. I mean the laptop of course.
2.) If' you're really new to linux / unix the posting won't help you at all (sorry - I read your question to fast). If you know an experienced linux user ask for help and offer him a cup of coffee . It's quite a simple task for him / her (with modifications this will work for slackware too).
 
Old 03-26-2004, 09:16 AM   #30
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I recently did a similar thing

Just as an FYI - I recently installed Fedora on an old IBM 560x Thinkpad so that I could build a test SAMBA box (which works like a treat as both a WINS and Domain server FWIW).

Now, the ONE key difference is that the 560x had an external floppy drive. I used an old USB External CD Drive that I had lieing around, and it all worked like a dream.

Fuhreal, my advice to you is to find out whether an external FDD is available for your toughbook (maybe on ebay?), and then see if you can get access to a USB CD Drive.

With the two external devices, the install becomes fundamentally standard.

BTW - Before you say 'there is no external floppy' - you may be right, but given that the bios gives you the option to boot from a: it strikes me that an external floppy probably exists.

Cheers, and good luck
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