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blacklabelrum 12-13-2005 10:29 AM

Installing Slackware froma usb drive
Hi everyone, Seasons greetings.
I have a compaq armada e-500notebook. The cd-rom drive isnt working but it has a usb port and the floppy drive is working. I currently have windows xp pro installed on it. I'm digust of it ( too much crashes,reboots,spyware etc ). I've been doing some reading about linux for a while now and downloaded slackware 10.2 and I want to install it on my laptop. I have sum experience with linux over the years. I used Redhat 8.0 and Knoppix 3.2 before, on my same laptop when the cd-rom was working. Can anypone please tell me if i can install the os from my usb flash drive (1 gig).Thanlz in advance.

blacklabelrum 12-13-2005 12:56 PM

anybody please..??

J.W. 12-13-2005 01:29 PM

If your BIOS supports booting from a USB device, just make it the first option in the boot sequence, and you should be good to go. If your BIOS does not support a USB boot, then your other option would be to mount the downloaded ISO as a loopback device and install from that.

Good luck with it and Welcome to LQ

blacklabelrum 12-14-2005 06:53 AM

thankzz alot man!! I'll do some reading up on that! :-)

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