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Old 08-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #31
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The method I walked you through is the full Slackware iso which includes the Slackware tree to the USB drive.
This might be the problem. The slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.iso I downloaded form: http://www.cyberciti.biz/open-source...e-14-download/ and it says it includes everything exept source media. Do you know where I can get the install iso that includes the slackware tree?

Everywhere I look it seems they are separated.

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:02 AM   #32
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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?
The install media. The source is not needed during installation.

[EDIT]
I defer to firerat, he is on the right track - I had not noted a few things! Will continue to watch.
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BTW - is there a reason that you are using an iso from anywhere other than the official Slackware mirrors? That should be OK if the MD5 verifies, but I would recommend the official mirrors instead.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:11 AM   #33
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Echoing what astrogeek suggested at the end, you might want to try downloading the iso from an official Slackware mirror.

Direct download: http://ftp.nara.wide.ad.jp/pub/Linux...nstall-dvd.iso
Torrent: http://slackware.com/torrents/slackw...ll-dvd.torrent

In the meantime, try the unetbootin method and see what happens? See post #29 in case you missed it?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:14 AM   #34
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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:



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:
At this point do

Code:
ctrl+z
# press enter a few times so you can see what you type
mount | grep /mnt
I suspect you will see 'nothing' because you have missed
Code:
2. Set up your target Linux partition(s).
in that section you need to select your partition(s) and format them

Oh, to get back to setup
Code:
fg
 
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:22 AM   #35
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OK firerat. trying that now...

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:27 AM   #36
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Firerat. So I tried that and it gives me:

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/dev/sda2 on /mnt type ext4 (rw)
/dev/sda3 on /mnt/home type ext4 (rw)

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:38 AM   #37
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ok, was hoping it was 'that simple'

thats No. 2 down, 1 and 3 to go

back on console, check if source is mounted
from memory it is mounted in /run
Code:
mount | grep /run
actually skip that, /cdrom is a symlink to it, so
Code:
ls /cdrom/
you should see
Code:
ANNOUNCE.14_0          GPG-KEY            Slackware-HOWTO
BOOTING.TXT            PACKAGES.TXT       UPGRADE.TXT
CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT  README.TXT         extra/
CHECKSUMS.md5          README.initrd      isolinux/
CHECKSUMS.md5.asc      README_CRYPT.TXT   kernels/
COPYING                README_LVM.TXT     patches/
COPYING3               README_RAID.TXT    slackbook/
COPYRIGHT.TXT          READ_DVD.TXT       slackware64/
CRYPTO_NOTICE.TXT      RELEASE_NOTES      testing/
ChangeLog.txt          SPEAKUP_DOCS.TXT   usb-and-pxe-installers/
FILELIST.TXT           SPEAK_INSTALL.TXT
if not, look for source media in the setup..
then go to step 3
 
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:48 AM   #38
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When I type ls /cdrom/, I do see exactly what you posted.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 01:55 AM   #39
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ok, so source is right, target is 'right' and I assume you have selected packages to install..

so.. I put target in '', is it large enough?

Code:
df -h /mnt
you would need at least 8gb for a full install

not sure it checks available space, so I'm just guessing there
 
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:06 AM   #40
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When I run that command it shows it has 55 gb of available space.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 02:16 AM   #41
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In that case I'm currently at a loss as to what the problem is.

Your Source media seems correct, your target partitions appear to be fine.

so it is only the "selected packages" that I'm not clear on

I quickly setup a vm, so I remember better
 
Old 08-23-2013, 02:24 AM   #42
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In that case I'm currently at a loss as to what the problem is.

Your Source media seems correct, your target partitions appear to be fine.

so it is only the "selected packages" that I'm not clear on

I quickly setup a vm, so I remember better
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HAHA! Once more I defer to firerat - he has a VM going so I'll sit quietly aside tapping my toes in anticipation!
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:27 AM   #43
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OK, I can recreate your issue, if I restart setup and skip initial steps..
So my earlier 'tests' are not conclusive

Exit the setup and start again, from keyboard selection ( KEYMAP )

.. BUT .. to make life easier, unmount Source media First ( it will throw an error otherwise,)
Code:
umount /var/log/mount
setup
Or when looking for media, use manual and when prompted to try again..try again

Hope that helps
 
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:34 AM   #44
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installpkg -root /mnt path/to/cdrom/slackware/a... b... etc.
Ok astrogeek. I will try that. But I am afraid i might be too much of a beginner to know what goes in the "a... b... etc" part. I would like to learn though, so I will try to put something there.

I will also try what firerat suggested.

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:35 AM   #45
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Ok astrogeek. I will try that. But I am afraid i might be too much of a beginner to know what goes in the "a... b... etc" part. I would like to learn though, so I will try to put something there.
See firerat's previous post #43 - ignore me for the moment

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