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okos 12-30-2008 03:21 PM

Install slack from usb hdd using the slack dvd iso?
 
Hi,
I have a 1tb hdd usb drive. I downloaded the 12.2 dvd iso and thought to somehow copy it to a partition on the usb drive for installing on another computer that has no network connection. My dvd burner crapped out on my current computer which has internet access so I cannot put the image on dvd. So as I just stated I want to install slack on another and substitute my usb drive for the dvd install.

Didier Spaier 12-30-2008 03:30 PM

You could look into the directory usb-and-pxe-installers in the root directory of your Slackware ISO image.

To do that, mount the ISO image using the loop option (as root). e.g.:
Code:

mount -o loop slackware-dvd.iso /mnt
The content of the image will then be accessible in /mnt.

Don't forget to umount it when you're done.

I used /mnt in the example but of course you may use another directory if you prefer.

PS I had a similar problem but the other computer couldn't boot on the usb key, so I used PXE install instead. But if it works for you you'll be better off using the usb boot, it's a lot simpler.

Woodsman 12-30-2008 05:00 PM

Perhaps the following will help:

Installing Slackware Without a CD Drive

guanx 12-31-2008 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Woodsman (Post 3392055)
Perhaps the following will help:

Installing Slackware Without a CD Drive

This article describes booting with GRUB.
I've also written a HOWTO on booting slack install with syslinux, which is simpler when your USB disk is in FAT or EXT2/3 format. Search this forum.

Woodsman 12-31-2008 01:14 PM

Quote:

This article describes booting with GRUB.
So adapt the text to lilo. . . .

guanx 12-31-2008 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Woodsman (Post 3392808)
So adapt the text to lilo. . . .

Nevertheless, it's YOUR article :-)

My HOWTO is based on syslinux.

okos 01-01-2009 02:06 AM

Thanks
 
Thanks guys,
I found sort of a work around.
I was able to burn disk 1 and 2 of Slack 12.2. Then I installed the kde packages using the loop and the dvd iso.

I know it is kind of convoluted but it worked.


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