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Old 11-21-2011, 12:39 PM   #16
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That are the settings of your router, all you need is the password. If you may have doubts that you can't access the wireless after installation just download the wicd-package before the installation to a safe place, so that you can install it later. It will give you a GUI where you can scan for networks, you simply need the password for your network to connect.
 
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@TobiSGD: Thank you for all of your lovely advice & patience. Saving wicd externally is a reassuring thought. Hopefully, my next reply will be from a successfully-reconfigured system.
 
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*17 minutes to finish torrenting ISO
*necessary things to keep safe (GIMP creations, writing, etc.) deposited on smaller flash
*dd for Winblows acquired
*syslinux tool acquired
*WinImage trial acquired
*larger flash drive being idle-hands-fiddled-with excitedly...

CHECK!

I feel bouncy. :/
 
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Still bouncy and excited, but also very confused... and stuck... :/
 
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Well, hopefully I'll get some input sooner than later. If you are reading this first, please check my edited first post. If I need to provide more info, let me know what and I'll promptly reply with the data.

Thanks.
 
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1. Download unetbootin.
2. Download the USB image from a Slackware mirror.
3. Start unetbootin, change it to "Diskimage" and the type from ISO to IMG, point it to the downloaded image and to your USB drive.
4. Press OK and wait till it is finished.
5. Reboot, boot from the stick and install Slackware.

Sidenote: Members participating in a thread are not noticed when a post is edited. So it is better to make a new post with the new information than to edit a post and wait untuil someone recognizes that.
 
Old 11-23-2011, 02:26 AM   #22
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unetbootin replaces the need for syslinux and WinImage both, by your instructions?

I have the full version of 13.37 downloaded as well as Alien Bob's usbimg2disk.sh - will that one fill the role you are describing, or is the one from the Slackware mirror different?

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Also, it's sort of an ingrained habit to stick with my original topic on forums... I waited until it fell to the second page before I posted a reply... which seemed to move it back up, although I did not think that people might be clicking the little "2" instead of reading the first post until later... and I'd provided no information in my new replies. :/

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Well, unetbootin didn't ask me anything about usbimg2disk.sh, but I pointed it at the ISO I downloaded back when I was still fidgeting from excitement and it seemed quite happy with that. It's now extracting 8,582 files to my USB.

I'm going to remember to recommend this to any of my Linux-loving friends later, since searching for how to install from USB only pointed me at Alien Bob's guides. (Truth be told, I should get out of my habit of ignoring results past the first page though...)
 
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unetbootin replaces the need for syslinux and WinImage both, by your instructions?
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I have the full version of 13.37 downloaded as well as Alien Bob's usbimg2disk.sh - will that one fill the role you are describing, or is the one from the Slackware mirror different?
As far as I understand AlienBob's script will create an USB-Image from the Slackware ISO. The image you get from the mirrors is an USB image which has to be written directly.
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Well, unetbootin didn't ask me anything about usbimg2disk.sh, but I pointed it at the ISO I downloaded back when I was still fidgeting from excitement and it seemed quite happy with that. It's now extracting 8,582 files to my USB.
I had some issues with using unetbooting with the Slackware ISO, it may be possible that you need to point the installer to the repository on the pendrive. Since I have my own Slackware mirror i prefer to use the USB image and point it to my server.
 
  


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