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Old 01-10-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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how do i install onto SATA hard drive, when all precompiled kernels won't boot


how do i install slackware on my SATA hard drive, all the kernels that it lets you boot from freeze with the drive connected but i have compiled my own 2.6.1 kernel that works with the SATA controller and i'm using it to run off a P-ATA i have, can i install slackware onto the SATA drive while running from the P-ATA hard drive or do i have to boot some special way using my kernel, so how do i get it installed
 
Old 01-10-2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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You want to install slackware onto the SATA device and use the 2.6.1 kernel you compiled yourself?

Does it even get to the screen which allows you to choose your kernel to use, or is it freezing after hitting enter on the VERY FIRST screen.

There is ways to install from a iso image already on the drive, you could put that on the SATA drive and boot off it to install.

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Old 01-10-2004, 08:52 PM   #3
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it will boot the cd, let me choose the kernel, and then freeze trying to load the SATA drivers or something, i've tried all the kernels on the cd exact same problem

is there a way to make my own iso using the kernel i compiled, i don't think using any of the iso's i download will work, even if i put them on the SATA drive first
 
Old 01-10-2004, 09:31 PM   #4
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Really dont know other than specify your custom kernel at boot time, if you have slack installed on one harddrive, why not try and use disk copy and copy it all over.

I would suggest reading the book on www.slackware.com maybe there you will find a way to make a custom bootdisk with your kernel on it.

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Old 01-13-2004, 06:37 AM   #5
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You need to make a custom bootdisk using the kernel you made, check the kernels directory on the slackware cd.

You basicly need to dump the image into a directory, copy System.map from the source dir, gunzip System.map and copy .config to the new dir then run the makedisk script on the kernel.

Use the disk to boot, at the 1st prompt give the paramaters "ramdisk root=/dev/fd0" then it should as you or 2 rootdisks (make them with the stuff on the cd in the rootdisk directory)
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:49 AM   #6
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AFAIK, SATA is still not properly supported in linux...
 
  


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