Dell laptop nfs install problems
I have an old Dell Latitude Cpi R400GT missing it's cdrom that I'm trying to install Slackware 9.1 on. I have the boot bare, install 1 and 2, pcmcia and network floppies and booting from those works just fine.
I've been trying to do a NFS install from my desktop computer which is running slackware 9.1, but it won't work. They're connected through a switch.
If I let the setup configure the network card itself and try a NFS-install I get the network is unavailable message.
If i mount the NFS manually, setup ifconfig manually and try the "already mounted network disk"(don't remember exavtly what it's called) source alternative the setup will let me choose which packages and full install, but it won't install anything - it just goes back to the setup menu.
So I checked whether the NFS works at all by setting up ifconfig and mounting the nfs folder manually, and I was able to copy zipslack from the desktop to the windows-partition on the laptop. I can also boot zipslack from the windows partition by the way.
I don't know what's the best thing to do, Can the NFS install be fixed? should I try installing via zipslack, or should I copy all the slackware files manually via NFS to the empty linux partition? Can the target partition be the same as the source?