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divali 08-18-2013 06:38 AM

Installation - my url.
 
Ok, hello and greetings Slackers. I've just created a bootable Slackware USB and am installing onto a Samsung netbook, no cdrom/dvd or floppy drive. I am now running through Setup. So far so good but, have now got to the screen asking me "What is the URL of your FTP/HTTP server" and gosh I just don't know. Can anyone help?

sycamorex 08-18-2013 06:56 AM

Hi,

If you have no local Slackware mirror (eg. on another computer), you can use one of the public mirrors listed here:
http://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/
Choose the one that is close to you, pick the appropriate version of Slackware and you're ready to go.

kikinovak 08-18-2013 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divali (Post 5011290)
Ok, hello and greetings Slackers. I've just created a bootable Slackware USB and am installing onto a Samsung netbook, no cdrom/dvd or floppy drive. I am now running through Setup. So far so good but, have now got to the screen asking me "What is the URL of your FTP/HTTP server" and gosh I just don't know. Can anyone help?

On your desktop PC, copy the contents of the Slackware DVD onto your USB drive. When installing it, before launching the setup, create a mountpoint for the disk:

Code:

# mkdir /disk
Mount your USB drive onto it.

During installation, select "Install from a pre-mounted directory".

Location: /disk/slackware (or /disk/slackware64).

Details here:

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/L...tall-HOWTO.txt

Cheers,

Niki

divali 08-18-2013 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 5011295)
Hi,

If you have no local Slackware mirror (eg. on another computer), you can use one of the public mirrors listed here:
http://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/
Choose the one that is close to you, pick the appropriate version of Slackware and you're ready to go.

Yes but it's asking for a URL example: ftp://192.168.0.1 etc.

sycamorex 08-18-2013 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divali (Post 5011303)
Yes but it's asking for a URL example: ftp://192.168.0.1 etc.

Yes, so you'd follow the steps I described in the previous post and you'll get the url, eg (UK, S64-14):

http://slackware.org.uk/slackware/slackware64-14.0/

By the way, if you've got a Slackware DVD and another computer it might be more convenient to do what the other member suggests.

ReaperX7 08-18-2013 08:09 AM

Installing over the internet will take a considerable amount of time, so be fully prepared that things might go loopy.

Also I HIGHLY recommend (depending on your location) that you use this HTTP server as it currently is one of the most reliable:

http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/slackware/

divali 08-18-2013 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReaperX7 (Post 5011327)
Installing over the internet will take a considerable amount of time, so be fully prepared that things might go loopy.

Also I HIGHLY recommend (depending on your location) that you use this HTTP server as it currently is one of the most reliable:

http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/slackware/

But surely it's asking for a number ie. ftp://192.168.0.1. etc.

sycamorex 08-18-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divali (Post 5011436)
But surely it's asking for a number ie. ftp://192.168.0.1. etc.


Why do you think so?

divali 08-18-2013 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 5011437)
Why do you think so?

So, am I wrong?

sycamorex 08-18-2013 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divali (Post 5011459)
So, am I wrong?

Not necessarily wrong but it doesn't have to be an IP address and it's easier not to use IP addresses.

Consider the following example (public Slackware mirror):

and

They both point to exactly the same place but it is easier to remember and write the domain name, instead of the IP address behind it. The service called DNS (Domain Name System) exists to translate it for us so that we don't have to remember and type:

but:

Quote:

google.com

So when you're dealing with public servers, in most cases you'll provide a domain name. The most common situation when you'll be using IP addresses such as: 192.168.1.24 would be in your local network at home. Mind you, you could 'label' particular computers at home in /etc/hosts so instead of typing: http://192.168.1.23:/data/files you could type: http://matrix:/data/files, etc.

HTH

divali 08-18-2013 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 5011467)
Not necessarily wrong but it doesn't have to be an IP address and it's easier not to use IP addresses.

Consider the following example (public Slackware mirror):



and


They both point to exactly the same place but it is easier to remember and write the domain name, instead of the IP address behind it. The service called DNS (Domain Name System) exists to translate it for us so that we don't have to remember and type:



but:




So when you're dealing with public servers, in most cases you'll provide a domain name. The most common situation when you'll be using IP addresses such as: 192.168.1.24 would be in your local network at home. Mind you, you could 'label' particular computers at home in /etc/hosts so instead of typing: http://192.168.1.23:/data/files you could type: http://matrix:/data/files, etc.

HTH

Thanks for clearing that up. But I am still not able to connect to the server you quoted, maybe it's my network
connection. Any way of checking that at this stage?

Alien Bob 08-18-2013 04:16 PM

The big question would be: did you configure your network and if so, how did you do that? Did you enter a static IP address, netmask and gateway, or did the installer siggest that it could use DHCP?

Try switching to another console (Alt-F2 and press ENTER to get a prompt) and run any or all of this:
Code:

ifconfig -a
Code:

ping 8.8.4.4
to see if you actually have your network configured and are able to reach the Internet.

Eric


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