With the main stream tech market being corralled towards mobile/cloud/daily-updates/never-ending-soap-opera, I decided it was best for me and my business to jump off that speeding train and learn Linux!
All that said, I am very new user on a quest to create a bootable USB stick with Slackware14.1 and its packages using Terminal on Mac OS X10.6.
The tactic I am using is found here: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/inst...b-thumb-drive/
The goal is to use Eric's enhanced "usbimg2disk.sh" script to format the USB Drive, create a bootable installer, and copy the Slackware setup files, kernels and packages.
**I have a 4GB USB Drive, a local Slackware tree, it's dark, and I'm wearing sun glasses.**
Here is my entry to Terminal:
sudo -s sh usbimg2disk.sh -f -s /Users/me/Desktop/slackware-14.1 -o /Volumes/LEXARDRIVE
The result line is:
"*** Not a block device: '/Volumes/LEXARDRIVE' !"
Again, I am fairly new to the command line so I'm not sure if I have a hardware problem, software problem, or if it's good 'ole user error!
Is my USB drive is really not a block device?
Am I missing a parameter?
-i is not needed when moving the whole tree?
I'm sure this is a newbie problem, but any help to push me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
PS- So far I have enjoyed this empowering journey into the world of Linux. Now I'm just left wondering, what took me so long!