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Old 05-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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installing slack 13.37 from an iso on a local XP partition


Hiya,
After some googling there seems to be a few ways to do this and i'm slightly confused on which one to go with.
I have the 64 bit slackware 13.37 iso on my machine in a win xp partition. Do i have to burn this onto a DVD and boot from it or is there a way of installing it from that partition? I'm intending to overwrite an existing 15Gb ubuntu partition with slack, whislt keeping the xp partition.
Thanks in advance,
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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You will need to burn a DVD as there is no support for the NTFS file system in the Slackware installer.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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Ah okay.
Many thanks for the reply mate.

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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If you have a USB lying around, you can also use that with the USB boot image. Even better (kind of), if you have an NFS/FTP server you could use that too with the mini slack iso.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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Make a Slackware directory at the top of C: drive. Then with 7zip or something similar extract out bzimage from the kernel directory and initrd.img from the isolinux directory and put them in the slackware directory. Then with easybsd (I think that is what it is called) use neogrub to boot the slackware installation. Once booted into the installation before entering setup create two directories, one to mount the xp directory and one to mount the iso. At the point where the installation ask where the installaton files are located, select premounted directory and give the path to the mounted iso directory. This is a quick and dirty how too. If you need more detail instructions ask.

edit; will have to create a small fat32 boot partition and put the bzImage and initrd.img on it.

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #6
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thanks again. some of this might be a bit too much for my tiny brain, but I'll give it a shot. all interesing stuff.

ta,
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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Easier on the brain-cells to burn the .iso to DVD with ImgBurn, or something similar.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #8
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LOL It is easier to burn a DVD if your trying to install from windows Xp. I install without burning the cd from other linux distros all the time. They already have grub installed and grub can read the other distro,s file system. Since grub can't read a ntfs partition and dosen't come with windows that is the reason for the extra steps needed to create a fat32 boot partition and install easybsd. Not to mention the problems of freeing up disk space to create the boot partition, but is doable. If the op has a good internet connection and using a standard ethernet card he can also just download The bzImage and inird.img file from a mirror and during installation select a mirror to install from.

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by allend View Post
You will need to burn a DVD as there is no support for the NTFS file system in the Slackware installer.
There is support for NTFS in the installer, at least the installer image for USB.

In this case, he doesn't need to burn a DVD, just a USB stick to do the job:

- Transfer usbboot.img to the USB using this guide (can use dd on current Ubuntu of dd for Windows):
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...README_USB.TXT

- Run the USB installer; mount the NTFS partition; then mount the .iso on that partition.

- Install Slackware 'using a pre-mounted directory'.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #10
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It is true you can mount a NTFS partition and the iso located on that partition after the install iso is booted up, the problem comes in trying to boot the install iso located on a NTFS partition. Therefore one needs either a boot partition or a usb stick to boot from.
 
  


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