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Old 11-11-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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how install slackware 10.2 on external usb hd???


hi to all

i have read in some treads the possibility to install a real slackware on usb hard disk
can anyone give a hand to make the same thing to my usb hd thanks to all and sorry for my bad english
 
Old 11-15-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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You are probably looking for Zip Slack If you are looking for a full size hard drive install you should be ale to mount the USB drive and install with it is your target partition using the slackware installer.
What exactly are you trying to accomplish. There are several distributions designed to be installed on removable media that you might find more convenient. Check out Damn Small Linux, or one of the knopix variations.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 05:55 AM   #3
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thanks for reply
yes i know damn small linux and i know of other live distro
but they are live distro using high quantity of ram ..........
my idea is to install a good distro like slackware and use it on my portable hard disk with all the pc ........
i know how to use distro like slax (slackware derived) in live mode but when installed boot stop in kernel panic unable to mount root please append correct root........
sorry for my bad english
 
Old 11-16-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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The issue you are facing is that the usb device is not being mounted before the kernel is accessed. Your lilo.conf probably points to /dev/sda1 or something like that.
I believe What you are going to have to do is build an initial ramdisk that will properly mount your usb drive before your kernel gets loaded... this is beyond my immediate experience. Google for ramdisk. There is a decent tutorial included with the kernel source if I remember correctly, so give that a look.
This should be fairly straight forward once you find some good info.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 05:41 AM   #5
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Talking

thanks for reply
in another treads i found the solution.........
many thanks again
morpix
 
Old 11-17-2005, 08:24 AM   #6
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why don't you post a link to that thread in this one in case anyone else is interested.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:23 PM   #7
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hi
sorry but for familiar problems i have been to busy for rapid reply
here the link to treads i mentioned above
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=365161
 
  


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