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Old 11-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Trouble finding USB source for Slackware 14 Install


I am newish to Linux, and definitely new to Slackware

Following a few tutorials, I have successfully opened
Code:
setup
and have my swap set and my primary drive formatted...

I just cannot figure out how to use my
Code:
/dev/sdb1/
from selecting source media. Each time I attempt to load, it gives MOUNT ERROR and requests that I abort, attempt again, or ignore and continue.

What is the easiest, simplest, most efficient method of installing Slackware using one USB stick?
 
Old 11-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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Is /dev/sdb1 your USB stick?

If you are trying to install from a USB stick, here is a tutorial.

-->http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ware:usbboot&s[]=install&s[]=usb

I have also done it using UnetBootin. Another link.

-->http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #3
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Depending, if your using an iso.file or not create one or two new directories before running setup. then mount the usb to one and the iso to the other if your using an iso to install from. Do not use /mnt, that is what the installer uses. Then select premounted dir. I'm not sure but I think they have changed it will there is an option to use an iso.file with out having to mount the iso file first.

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Is /dev/sdb1 your USB stick?

If you are trying to install from a USB stick, here is a tutorial.

-->http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ware:usbboot&s[]=install&s[]=usb

I have also done it using UnetBootin. Another link.

-->http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
Yes that is my stick, /dev/sdb1

How did you do it using UNetbootin? LILO wont install for me, leaving everything non-functional. Also, I am only loading [A] packages.

alien's page did not work for me. dd doesnt work at all. I input exactly what the guy posted and it does absolutely nothing useful for creating a working USB installer.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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Its been a while since I did it. I installed Slackware 13.37 on my HP netbook.

There is a set of instructions on the above link called 'Installing Other Distributions Using UnetBootin' I followed those, if I can remember correctly. You need the .iso image file of the CD for it to work.
 
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Also, I am running windows, NOT any linux yet.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #7
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Its been a while since I did it. I installed Slackware 13.37 on my HP netbook.

There is a set of instructions on the above link called 'Installing Other Distributions Using UnetBootin' I followed those, if I can remember correctly. You need the .iso image file of the CD for it to work.
Ok, but can you give the steps? You can't just say "oh I did this one time, so do this". I need steps.

Currently, I have:
  • 4gb usb (/dev/sdb1)
  • Slackware64-14.0-install.iso
  • UNetbootin

Making the bootable disk is easy, what I need to know is how to properly install it after the disk has been made (using UNetbootin only!)
 
Old 11-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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If you had already gotten this far, then what you need to do next will be determined by where you are going to install the packages from, whether it be an iso file a directory, or internet download. Using uneboot will only get you back to being able to run setup again.

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Following a few tutorials, I have successfully opened
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setup
 
Old 11-06-2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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as I said earlier make two new directories, Name them what ever you prefer, be somethimg like this
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mkdir /slack 
mkdir /slackiso
mount /dev/sdb1 /slack
mount  /<path to iso>/Slackware64-14.0-install.iso /slack/slackiso # that is assuming the iso on the usb key
then run setup and and select premounted directory and give path to packages. will be something like this
/slackiso/slackware64/ #not sure what the full path is
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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Well after I complete the install, should I remove the usb disk or boot back into it?
 
Old 11-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #11
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where are you installing slackware to?
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #12
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My laptop, separate and unconnected to networks. Freshly formatted HDD. All required packages SHOULD be on the USB from UNetbootin.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #13
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Ok, but can you give the steps?
If you are going to use UnetBootin, download it form sourceforge. There are windows versions, and linux versions. I used linux, since that is all I have. However, that does not change that much.

Your USB stick has to be formatted fat32. I have some threads where users were having problems with their USB stick. Some manufactures put stuff on the stick that causes Unetbootin to fail. Deleting the partitions on the stick, re-create one, and a format will fix this kind of problem.

You run the unetbootin-windows-581.exe file, with the formatted USB stick in the system. Install unetbootin to the stick. ( I have not done this in windows only linux ). I can not tell you more than that, for the install of UnetBootin. The installer should prompt you if needed.

Now you need to boot the system from the USB stick. To make that work, you need to go into the BIOS and change the boot order, make USB ahead of HDD, or floppy or CD/DVD. Save the change. Now boot it, you should get UnetBootin.

The rest is on their web site. Basically, you tell UnetBootin where the .iso file is, and it moves the files onto the USB stick.

After that finishes, boot the system again, Unetbootin should allow you to run 'setup'. The rest is a Slackware install. Lots of tutorials on that.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #14
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after the packages are installed you will go through some configuration menus. One of them will be to setup lilo. If this is the only hard drive on the laptop then when it ask where to install lilo select the MBR option. Then you should be able to boot without the usb key. you can skip the make bootable usb key menu.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:44 PM   #15
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as I said earlier make two new directories, Name them what ever you prefer, be somethimg like this
Code:
mkdir /slack 
mkdir /slackiso
mount /dev/sdb1 /slack
mount  /<path to iso>/Slackware64-14.0-install.iso /slack/slackiso # that is assuming the iso on the usb key
then run setup and and select premounted directory and give path to packages. will be something like this
/slackiso/slackware64/ #not sure what the full path is
[
Is the path starting with e: or /dev/sdb1?

I am confused on the last part

how do I get the path?

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