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Old 08-23-2013, 12:07 AM   #16
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OK. Thanks MCMLXXIII. Working on that now. This looks very similar to how I made the isohybrid on my usb. But maybe I did have the usb mounted when I did the dd command. Anyhow... I'll let you know.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 12:17 AM   #17
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OK. I tried what MCMLXXIII suggested. I have the isohybrid on the usb. On command fdisk -l I find my usb drive is /dev/sdb1. It says it detects a slackware disk and lets me choose base linux system (A), but then it brings me to the same screen as before:

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CANNOT INSTALL SOFTWARE YET

Before installing software, complete the following tasks:

1. Select source media.
2. Set up your target Linux partition(s).
3. Select which software categories to install.
I really want to know what is causing this screen to come up. I try to go through the steps 1, 2 and 3 but the problem is that step 1 is what is bringing this screen up.

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #18
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Before you type setup did you partition the drive first using either fdisk or cfdisk? You'll need to do this step first before proceeding with setup.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 12:47 AM   #19
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Yes. I did that using cfdisk.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 12:53 AM   #20
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Okay, so after you setup your partitions via cfdisk, you type setup, correct?

Then what step do you choose after you type setup?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 12:59 AM   #21
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Then I choose ADDSWAP.

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #22
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Okay, then what's the next step you choose?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:05 AM   #23
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Then I choose the slow format to check for bad blocks, then I setup the root partition (also slow format), and then setup the /home partition.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:13 AM   #24
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Okay, so you set up your Swap and Target partitions, correct?

Afterwards you choose the Source in which case it's Install from Slackware DVD or CD drive and then Manual and then Custom and then type /dev/sdb1.

What happens after this?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:31 AM   #25
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Sorry for the late response. I wanted to reproduce what happened to I could be as accurate as posisble. What happens next is it brings me to this page:

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PACKAGE SERIES SELECTION

Now it's time to select which general categories of software to install in your system. Blah blah...
[*] A Base Linux System[*] Ap Various Applications that do not need X

...
Then I just choose "A" because there is no option for "full" like it seems there should be from instructions. Then it brings me to this screen:

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CANNOT INSTALL SOFTWARE YET

Before installing software, complete the following tasks:

1. Select source media.
2. Set up your target Linux partition(s).
3. Select which software categories to install.

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:34 AM   #26
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No problem.

What capacity is the USB drive you're using? 2GB? 4GB?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:40 AM   #27
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16 gb
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:46 AM   #28
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I have a question. When I am in setup and doing "select source media" option, which iso file is it looking for? Is it the slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.iso or is it the slackware-14.0-source-dvd.iso?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:50 AM   #29
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The method I quoted above works for me. Not sure why it's not working for you?

Have you tried the unetbootin method?

If not, go ahead and grab the Slackware iso for your USB using unetbootin. Follow the same steps as before [cfdisk] [setup] [swap] [target] then when you get to [source] choose Install from hard drive partition and then /dev/sdb1 and then type /slackware64
 
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I have a question. When I am in setup and doing "select source media" option, which iso file is it looking for? Is it the slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.iso or is it the slackware-14.0-source-dvd.iso?
You'll want it to look for slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.iso

The method I walked you through is the full Slackware iso which includes the Slackware tree to the USB drive.
 
  


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