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Old 11-26-2014, 01:02 AM   #31
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Thank you for your help with Debian, k3lt01. I believe I'm using the latest versions of all the distro a, seeing as I just downloaded them this week. I'll have to try to install Debian again to record exactly what happens; it's been a couple days since I gave up on it.

Edit: see the option where?
 
Old 11-26-2014, 01:17 AM   #32
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Thank you for your help with Debian, k3lt01. I believe I'm using the latest versions of all the distro a, seeing as I just downloaded them this week. I'll have to try to install Debian again to record exactly what happens; it's been a couple days since I gave up on it.
Downloading Debian testing is as easy as downloading Debian stable, I have had people say they have the latest and they were correct because they downloaded the latest testing but not the latest stable.

Downloading the one of the Live versions from the page I linked to will help you to see if it will actually work on your PC let alone install on it.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 02:49 AM   #33
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Ah, sorry. Meant to post that.

CPU: AMD FX=8320
Motherboard: GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
RAM: 8GB GSKILL RIPJAW
Hard Drive: 1TB WD10EZEX Western Digital Blue
Graphics: GTX660 GIGABYTE

And I'm using Windows 7.
Ok we know what your mobo is & what OS you're using you can
1. Since you have booted Puppy & it will fit on cd you can burn it to cd, by right-clicking on it in windows-explorer, select "Burn As Image".
Puppy is a great OS for older equipment but I don't think you need it, because your equipment is quite new.
I've had some problems with unetbootin so I haven't used it in a while.

I don't want to go to fast for you so I would just like you to concentrate on getting Puppy booting along with a network connection, when you accomplish that post back & I will give a little more info. Hopefully you will figure it out without the necessity.

Also have you made room on your hdd for another OS?


EDIT
After reviewing 1 of your more recent posts, I saw that you've been able to boot slack.
Have you freed up space for another OS? If not then boot back into windows & right-click on "Computer", select "Manage", "Disk Management" & resize your Windows partition.
Then proceed with slack.

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Old 11-26-2014, 11:38 AM   #34
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@eddy1, yes I have shrunk the windows partition so there's 100 GB of free space for Linux. I have booted slack, but I have not successfully installed slack; the installer can't find my USB and I can't seem to figure out how to do a custom search.

@k3tl01, I will try out a live Debian image and get back to you.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 11:41 AM   #35
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Hi,

From reading the posts since my initial post it seems that the OP needs to create room on the HD for a install of another OS. I do suggest that the OP use the Win/7 tools to manage the resizing of the HD. I would first defrag the drive using disk management tools then do a resize with the available Win/7 tools.
Note: EDDY has provided the instructions to resize but you should do a defrag on the Windows partition first then do a resize.

Install Slackware Using A USB Flash Drive is a good article to use that will help you to create the USB for Slackware install. Plus you can look at;
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Additionally, AlienBOB has written two articles in his blog on how to install Slackware using a USB flash drive from either
Microsoft Windows or Linux.
You can trust Alien_BOB for intrinsic procedures that will produce a valid install.

If you are creating Slackware boot media on the USB then that will be used to get the setup. If you follow Alien-BOB's Microsoft Windows or Linux to create the boot media then you also need to create install media with the Slackware ISO of choice then that would be your source media that should already be mounted after boot. I like the straight forward Linux install method for a USB boot & install media creation. You will need a USB => 2GB.

Another good source of information: Slackware Doc Project

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!

 
Old 11-26-2014, 11:51 AM   #36
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Thanks a lot for the articles, onebuck! I'll be sure to look at those as soon as I can.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #37
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Hi,

Your Welcome!

Please let us know how you progress through the setup & install.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 03:49 PM   #38
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Alright, so I set up the USB exactly the way Alien told me to in the tutorial. I've booted into it fine, but when I try and mount the USB with the command

mount -t vfat -o ro,shortname=mixed $(/sbin/blkid -t LABEL=USBSLACKINS | cut -f1 -d:) /usbinstall

It gives me the error

cut: invalid byte, character or field list

Any help?
 
Old 12-03-2014, 06:31 AM   #39
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Do you have a /usbinstall directory, in not you will have to create it with the mkdir command. If that is not the problem then run
Code:
fdisk -l
to determine what dev is your usb and then
Code:
mount /dev/sd? /usbinstall

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