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Old 10-21-2003, 06:26 AM   #1
garneca
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Installing to USB drive


I am trying to install Linux Slackware 9.0 to my PC, on a USB hard Drive. (I don't want to take the chance of re-partitioning my main drive). I have no objection to having to noot from a floppy after set-up, if necessary.

When my machine first boots up, using the bare.i disk, ir recognizes my USB drive, and reports it as hdc, correctly id'in it as a Toshiba 10 gig drive. However, when I insert disks 2 and 3, I see messages that it is disabling or unregistering the USB addresses, and hen I try to FDISK or CFDISK, I do not see hdc.

I read some threads on other forums on how to change some files using make menuconfig, mkinitrd, etc. but I don't have Linux installed on any machine, so I can't get in to make the changes.

Help?????

(If you can't tell yet, I am VERY new to Linux)

Thanx,

Claude Garneau
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:20 AM   #2
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if you have not already read this here is a link to the online e-book for installing. mind you it seems to be for an older version, but so far this is the only one i have found.
Slackware Linux e-book now a question for you ? i only found the live cd and the install cd for this would you be so kind to give me the addy for the other cd's ?
thx
Paladin
 
Old 10-23-2003, 08:54 PM   #3
garneca
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thanx for the info. I'll check there. As far as Cd's go, sorry I can't help you there, I got my set from a friend of minie here in Ottawa.

However, i was able to download a full set of CD's from the Red Hat site (http://www.redhat.com/download/products.html)

Hope this helps,

Claude Garneau
 
  


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