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fuser312 11-09-2012 03:44 AM

Installing Slackware 14 from usb drive?
 
My dvd drive is broke, so I must use USB.
Now, I have tried softwares like unetbootin winimage, universal usb installer but failed.

Now I am using usbboot.img for booting it up but I am still not sure (after skimming through some other threads) how to install the packages that came up with 3.2 GB of download.

I am using ubuntu 11.10 and windows 7 currently and planning to move to slackware from windows.


EDIT : OH and sorry for not posting it in right sub forum, I realize my mistake now.

tommcd 11-09-2012 04:15 AM

There are a number of excellent tutorials for how to do this:
http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ckware:usbboot
http://slackwiki.com/Install_Slackwa...SB_Flash_Drive
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/arch...slackboot/usb/
Try using those. If you have problems, then post what problems you are having in this thread so that poeple who are knowledgeable about this can assist you.

Didier Spaier 11-09-2012 06:47 AM

Slackware includes a script allowing you to transform a single usb stick in an installer including all the packages. Just download usbimg2disk.sh and type 'sh usbimg2disk.sh --help' to know how to use it.

fuser312 11-09-2012 06:53 AM

http://slackwiki.com/Install_Slackwa...SB_Flash_Drive

As per this page I tried this command :
Quote:

isohybrid slackware-14.0-source-dvd.iso
And the error was "Could not find the boot record."

Then

http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/slackware/sla...README_USB.TXT


if I am reading it right, am I suppose to just copy the contents of ISO and store it in my HDD and I will be able to point out to this ISO for installation of additional "packages" during the core install?

On a side note why doesn't unetbootin or universal usb installers officially support Slackware?

sse007 11-09-2012 08:10 AM

If you can boot from your usbstick and have the iso store in you hd, after you boot with the usbstick, create a directory like /iso and then mount the image, mount -o loop image.iso /iso, and select install from a pre-mounted directory.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fuser312 (Post 4825721)
http://slackwiki.com/Install_Slackwa...SB_Flash_Drive

As per this page I tried this command :


And the error was "Could not find the boot record."

Then

http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/slackware/sla...README_USB.TXT


if I am reading it right, am I suppose to just copy the contents of ISO and store it in my HDD and I will be able to point out to this ISO for installation of additional "packages" during the core install?

On a side note why doesn't unetbootin or universal usb installers officially support Slackware?


openfred 11-09-2012 08:12 AM

It seems that you are trying to boot the sources dvd...
Even with a non-broken dvd drive, if you write this iso file to a dvd medium, it may not be able to boot either :)

Try to convert the install dvd iso file
Quote:

slackware-14.0-install-dvd.iso
or
Quote:

slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.iso
Fred

fuser312 11-09-2012 08:34 AM

You are right openfred, it seems that I will have to download slackware again without the source code. Guess I will wait for the download before marking it as solved.

zk1234 11-10-2012 06:21 AM

http://sourceforge.net/projects/linu...ecd/multiboot/

All images are compatible with MultiBootUSB and UNetbootin, so you can use one of them to create 4MLinux LiveUSB

Alien Bob 11-10-2012 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zk1234 (Post 4826434)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linu...ecd/multiboot/

All images are compatible with MultiBootUSB and UNetbootin, so you can use one of them to create 4MLinux LiveUSB

And wtf does that have to do with installing Slackware from a USB Stick? Spam another forum please.

Eric

zk1234 11-10-2012 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4826454)
And wtf does that have to do with installing Slackware from a USB Stick? Spam another forum please.

Eric

Try to be more polite, please. What I have posted IS about installing Slackware from USB drive. It was not my intention to spam! If I need to post announcements, I always do it in the right folder (you can easily check my posts). You can also check how many posts per day I have. And you should check it before accusing me (or anybody) of being a spammer. Best regards.

dc_eros 11-10-2012 11:34 AM

I have installed and re-installed a few times using unetbootin and it works just fine. I just load up a slack iso into using it.

I even tried loading Windows 7 and it also works.

fuser312 11-13-2012 07:56 AM

Okay I have installed slackware and am posting from a slack machine only, thank you very much.

sardinha 11-26-2012 08:17 AM

rufus - Creating bootable USB drives the easy way
 
The simpler and faster way to write Slackware iso in to flash drive, in MS Windows environment, is using the Rufus tool: http://rufus.akeo.ie


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