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I am completly new to Linux and managed to download slackware 13.1 iso and burn it to disk 1 and 2.
I installed disk 1 and set the laptop up fine but it could not find disk 2. I can burn again but do i need to burn in a certain format or as an iso? also i do not know how to get linux to read a cd or mount it?
any help appreciated
I downloaded 2 separate iso's and intend to download the third. I logged into system as root and made a dir called install then mounted the cd iso disk 2.I then did a ls command and it displayed several files which are slacware-13.1-install-d2.iso, slacware-13.1-install-d2.iso.asc,slacware-13.1-install-d2.iso.md5,slacware-13.1-install-d2.iso.txt.
I want to learn linux and am told its hard and to stick with it, i just need to know the commands to install disk 2 and 3 to get me going. I have bought 2 books and subscribed to this site to get assistance.
Any ideas how i can unpack iso disk 2?
I don't know if I really understood what you mean. If you have already installed Slackware with disk1 and your system is working, you may install all additional packages with the "installpkg" command.
As far as I understood you managed to mount the isofile and have access to the packages?
So you can subsequently cd into the directories with the packages and execute
I have tried suggestions; the last one has been trying to install for about 5 minutes. I navigated by using cd to the /usr/install directory which is a dir that i created and then used the command install slackware-13.1-install-d2.iso /install
as mentioned the cursor has moved down a line and is flashing and the hard drive light is flashing but nothing else seems to be happening. when i do a ls in the install directory the following files are displayed - slackware-13.1-install-d2.iso, slackware-13.1-install-d2.iso.asc,slackware-13.1-install-d2.iso.md5 amd slackware-13.1-install-d2.iso.txt.
the result of my install attempt has just displayed "reading slackware-13.1-install-d2.iso: input/output error
I will try to burn files again using ultraiso any suggestions are most welcome
Thank you Eddy, I am posting on win7 pc but installing on fresh laptop no o/s.disk 1 went fine but could not install disk 2 or 3. therefore i am left with a very basic version of slackware 13.1 and am trying to intall disk 2. I am a new user and am learning through trying to install disk 2. i have to work from command line but that is fine as part of learning the software. I need to know how to either add to the install package i already have or how to install disk 2
thanks for your post
Thanks all for post, Mryuck post 12 - i tried your suggestion and got "mount: can't find slackware-13.1-install-d2.iso in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab"
I dont know what this means or what i should do.
I am presently downloading the whole iso but this time as suggested by post 13 but downloading the dvd and will install that way i have the lot. It would be nice to know the problem and i do feel i am learning all the time - even if it is the hard way. I am also trying to learn through a cbt nugget but that is redhat and i cant follow on my pc all the commands. If anyone knows how else i can learn please help. I also have a massive book which is meagre confusing but slowly it makes a little sense. This is hard to learn but i think i will benefit