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i am trying to install Linux Slackware 8.1 from a burned iso from slackware.com img name slackware8.1.iso on to a system config of a 40 gig hd 128 meg ram promlem incouring is
after setting 3 partitions p1ri Linux 4 gig p2ri swap 256 meg p3: logical linux about 36 gig <can not change it to extended<if needs to be> after setting all the swap and /usr/local info within the setup prog and selecting pacages i go to install and a message comes up saying cant install because of something not mounted within /var/log/mount/slackware ??? anyway i cant install because of this please help me through the install processes and see if i messed something up leading up to install my boot img is bare.i
That post is a bit confusing. Where about in the install did it fail? What error message did it give? What filesystems are you using? What mobo/ide controllers?
It sounds like you forgot to select your installation source. This will be CDROM and it will scan for a CDROM drive and mount it. Did it do that? Did you set up all your partitions in the setup program and mount points? What do you mean the bit about /usr/local? You didn't assign that its own partition did you? That was just meant as an example in the installer.
it failed during actual install, it gave error msg cant mount something makesure its in /var/log/mount/slackware, hdd and cdrom are ide, install source was bare.i, /usr/local was placed on the 36 gig partition not the 4 gig linux pri bootable, what suld i put it as instead of /usr/local????
this is just how I typically layed out a filesystem for 8.1. Of course there's many ways you can do it this is just how I did it. /usr of 2 or 3 gigs is more than enough for what 8.1 installs. Then /usr/local of 5 gigs should be enough space for any software you install yourself. In addition the var and tmp are a gig each... mostly because I almost never through log files away (/var) and when downloading large files like iso's mozilla will first save them to /tmp. Then all my movies, mp3s, etc get downloaded to directories in /opt. Also some software might try to install to /opt.
just a suggestion on how to partition a drive. and like I said everyone has their own special way of doing this.
oh, and bare.i is not an install source (its a kernel image). from the sounds of it you should specify the CD as the install source.
should i use cfdisk to do this or fdisk? and i meant to put install source from cdrom and root img is bare.i also could you refine the partitions for just a bootable with swap and /usr not sure on how to do this also i tried to make an extenpartition with cfdisk and it wouldnt let me
I'd go with cfdisk as its easier to use than fdisk. If you would like to have just three partitions.. . one for swap, one for /, and one for /usr then here is what I would suggest...
/dev/hda1 (primary 1) -- 256 MB swap
/dev/hda2 (primary 2) -- 10000 MB (10 Gig) /
/dev/hda3 (primary 3) -- remaining MB /usr
anyone?: will a disk / os allow that much space into primary partitions? wasn't the original purpose of extended / logical partitions to allow for over like 2 gigs of disk? is the setup I'm recommending possible?
never tried it... but if you want three partitions only... that's what I'd go with.
basicly all i want to have it the max amount of space for downloads, programs,ect with bare minimux of partitions and i know that a /swap is absolotly nesacary what else could i do to have a minimul number of partitions with max amount of space for programs and software...
if the disk and lilo will allow it just make them both primaries. and the second primary ('/') should be the bootable partition. shouldn't need any logical... provided everything can handle a primary partition of 40+ gigs in size. never tried it myself.
error message when installing pacages:::
your source directory can not be accesed properly
please be sure it is mounted on /var/log/mount/slackware
and slackware disk are found in subdirectories
of var/log/mount/slckware like spesified
this is the mesage i get when trying to install pacages from cd
after i format and partition all drives
I've installed slackware onto probably about 10 machines (all 8.1) and out of those 10 installs only one ever failed... when I tried to specify the cd as the install source it told me it could not find the cd drive... this is after booting from the cd drive. go figure. I never researched it (it was a company machine so we went with what one of my coworkers wanted... redhat). so I don't know for sure if it was the cd drive's fault...
if you exit the setup and you do an ls on /var/log/mount/slackware... is there anything there?
what if you mount the cd drive to that point...
mount /dev/hdc /var/log/mount/slackware
and then run setup again (you should be able to pick up from where you left off by the way... without having to specify install source... you may have to redesignate your partitions ... not recreate the partitions mind you; just tell setup that /dev/hda2 is to be '/'.
did an ls of var/log/mount/slackware nothing was there and also tries mounting it and it said its not a block device i realy dont understand this because i have installed mandrake 8.0 before with no problem