Hey guys...bear with me here.
I haven't run linux since sophomore year - high school and I'm just now getting back into the game 8 years later.
I will be running slackware again, and I remember the files that I needed and bootdisk (bare.i) and rootdisk (color.gz) but i don't have a floppy drive, so i used a usb-floppy emulator and successfully wrote bare.i to one of my memory sticks to boot. Once I boot off of that, I get the prompt and the option to "ramdisk root=/dev/XXXX" so i tried /dev/sda1 and /sda2 because i am using a second memory stick for the color.gz file, but it goes to kernel panic.
is there a nice easy way to get the install prompts from a USB boot?
I know my other option is downloading the DVD iso and installing from that, but thats less challenging