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Old 11-09-2012, 03:44 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:15 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 11-09-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 11-09-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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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?

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
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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.

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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?
 
Old 11-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 11-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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Smile

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.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 06:21 AM   #8
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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
 
Old 11-10-2012, 07:05 AM   #9
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Quote:
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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
 
Old 11-10-2012, 07:27 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #12
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Okay I have installed slackware and am posting from a slack machine only, thank you very much.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 08:17 AM   #13
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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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