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Old 01-03-2009, 03:42 AM   #1
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How to install Slax 6.0.9 to HDD ?


I downloaded and burnt the CD iso and can boot my Toshiba Tecra 8000 from the Live CD and it works (slowly & after setting edd=off).

How do I install it to the HDD ?

I've looked for slax-install and slax-installer - but found nothing.

I know how to mkfs and all that jazz - I just need to know how to get the darned OS onto the hard drive (so that it can be booted from the hard drive).

Checked similar threads and ... Slackware is TOOOO big...
 
Old 01-03-2009, 03:48 AM   #2
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Take a look here
 
Old 01-03-2009, 03:52 AM   #3
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Been there !!

Cheers buddy - already found that but the problem is that the Desktop crashes (I only have the taskbar and systray - no desktop icons.)

If I try to access //Desktop/system in Konquerer then that crashes with the error "...Unexpectedly died ; protocol error ...".

So I was looking for the CLI install script ...
 
Old 01-03-2009, 04:12 AM   #4
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Should look like this more or less
Quote:
sda1=/boot
sda2=swap
sda3= /
Code:
# mkswap /dev/sda2
# swapon /dev/sda2
Starting installation
Code:
# mkdir /mnt/slax
# mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/slax/
# mkdir /mnt/slax/boot/
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/slax/boot/ <-Skip this step If you only have one partiton to install slax
Code:
# cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,pentest,usr,etc,lib,opt,sbin,var,root} /mnt/slax/ 
# mkdir /mnt/slax/{mnt,proc,sys,tmp,boot,root}
# mount --bind /dev/ /mnt/slax/dev/
# mount -t proc proc /mnt/slax/proc/
# cp /boot/vmlinuz /mnt/slax/boot/
Now lilo.

Code:
# chroot /mnt/slax/ /bin/bash
# vi /etc/lilo.conf
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda3
label = Slax

Code:
# lilo -v
Code:
# exit
Code:
# reboot

Last edited by Nikosis; 01-03-2009 at 12:03 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 02:48 PM   #5
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Ah you cheated !!

I see you changed nano to vi. That's a day at school for me! I wondered what nano did.

Cheers...
 
Old 01-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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nano is just another text editor.

Just be aware that slax<>slackware, so installing slax to an HD is nothing like having slackware installed.

When you say Slackware is too big, do you mean your hd is too small, or that you have some other concerns? Also, when you install slackware you can choose which packages to install, and apparently you can get it down to ~200MB (search this forum for related threads).

Brian
 
Old 01-03-2009, 05:32 PM   #7
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Slax <> Slackware

Thanks.

A drifting thread - but interesting (to me at least).

I got Red Hat 7.2 (2001ish) running on the Toshiba Tecra 8000 way back. Now it became time to get rid of Win98 and RH7.2 and clean it up to some later Linux distro.

It's been lying in a cupboard for a few years.

Problem is that no recent distro will install and/or run on this machine (it's a Pentium II 233.3 Mhz with 4G hdd and 96M ram).

The live Slax distro will boot and run so I want _that_ to run on it. I have got it installed now and it boots (just) - but when I run startx that gives me the 'X' cursor and then hangs/freezes.

I'd _REALLY_ like a good distro which just works on old laptops. Is that toooo much ? [Not moaning - love new Linux on my newer machines]

I've tried DSL, Puppy, Ubu8.1, Fed9, ... and loads of _apparently_ good stuff which isn't... (DSL is just a no go for some reason).

Any pointers would be appreciated. I want to give the laptop to my 9 year old who just wants to type... (But she'll learn).
 
Old 01-03-2009, 07:06 PM   #8
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you can "run" slax from hdd without installing. I am sure you know this, why not try it that way. It would seem the easiest way to try it out for an extended period and is easilly upgraded or removed. you don't even need to put more than 3 files on the hard drive. initrd.gz vmlinuz slax.iso. if it is the only OS then you can even run bootinst.sh to make it boot just like the cd. Or use grub to load the kernel if it is dual boot.

Puppylinux is also a pretty good option.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 04:07 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by actmnophn View Post
you can "run" slax from hdd without installing. I am sure you know this, why not try it that way. It would seem the easiest way to try it out for an extended period and is easilly upgraded or removed. you don't even need to put more than 3 files on the hard drive. initrd.gz vmlinuz slax.iso. if it is the only OS then you can even run bootinst.sh to make it boot just like the cd. Or use grub to load the kernel if it is dual boot.

Puppylinux is also a pretty good option.
I got one HDD. with 3 partitions: 1. NTFS 2. Linux SWAP 3. Linux
Where should I copy these 3 files?
 
Old 02-14-2009, 04:26 AM   #10
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Problem is that no recent distro will install and/or run on this machine (it's a Pentium II 233.3 Mhz with 4G hdd and 96M ram).
You want small and fast try Tiny Core Linux it boots to X from a live cd on my system in 20 seconds, and it can be installed (though I haven't tried that). It does require a working internet connection as it downloads apps as you require them.

Download the 10mb iso here

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