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sudeepkulkarni 04-02-2011 06:43 AM

Installing Slackware from a USB
 
I created a bootable USB using iso image of slackware 13.1 (By using Universal USB installer). Now when I run setup, how do I choose the source of installation as USB drive? I suppose that can be done. :confused:

Alien Bob 04-02-2011 06:48 AM

First, manually mount the USB partition somewhere in a directory that you created, then run setup, there you select "pre-mounted directory" as the SOURCE of your packages to install.

Eric

sudeepkulkarni 04-02-2011 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4311477)
First, manually mount the USB partition somewhere in a directory that you created, then run setup, there you select "pre-mounted directory" as the SOURCE of your packages to install.


I am slightly confused here :confused:. Which directory? Do I have to create a directory? How?

As you can guess, I am new to this type of installation. So I request you to elaborate what you have written.

willysr 04-02-2011 10:28 PM

Read it here: http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...README_USB.TXT

sahko 04-03-2011 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sudeepkulkarni (Post 4311995)
I am slightly confused here :confused:. Which directory? Do I have to create a directory? How?

As you can guess, I am new to this type of installation. So I request you to elaborate what you have written.

I guess what AlienBOB means is that you could boot from the usb stick, mkdir /mnt/usb, mount your usb stick to that dir and point the installer to install the packages from eg. /mnt/usb/slackware which holds the packages.

sudeepkulkarni 04-03-2011 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahko (Post 4312144)
I guess what AlienBOB means is that you could boot from the usb stick, mkdir /mnt/usb, mount your usb stick to that dir and point the installer to install the packages from eg. /mnt/usb/slackware which holds the packages.

OKAY. Will try that. One more question - are ALL of the installation files contained in the folder "slackware" only, or are there some other as well?

sudeepkulkarni 04-05-2011 06:43 AM

Well, Now that I have got my DVD drive working, I think I'll use that option only. Thanks for all the help anyway


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