How can I install without a cd drive or a network connection?
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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.
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....
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.
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.
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0, FreeBSD, Lindows, WinLinux and my great Trustik Merdeka ^_^
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...
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.
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).