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Old 05-06-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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installing slackware to usb harddrive...no /dev/sda2 on disk to mount for cfdisk


I'm trying to install Slackware 10.2 to my old iPod (generation 3 I think). slackware on my laptops' harddrive reckognizes the ipod fine on /dev/sda2. but when I boot the slackware 10.2 cd to my laptop and add /dev/sda2 to /etc/fstab, there is no sda2 in /dev. How do I add it? and how do I get setup to know to install on /dev/sda2 on not /dev/hda? Thx.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #2
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Is the iPod even getting detected by the installer?

Boot the install CD, then plug in the iPod and run "dmesg | tail" and see if it makes any mention of the USB device being detected. That should also tell you what device file it has been mapped to.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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dmesg detected the ipod as /dev/sdc

root@slackware:/# mount /dev/sdc
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc, or too many mounted file systems

I already formatted the ipod on slackware (that was already installed) on /dev/hda so I don't know what the deal is. What's starting to piss me off is when I reboot slackware now, all the /dev/sda devices are gone and dmesg | tail doesn't bring them up!


fsck can't detect the ipod, and since slackware on /dev/hda wont detect it i cant run fsck

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Old 05-06-2006, 05:42 PM   #4
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i've figured most everything. so basically all i need now is how do I get 'setup' to detect '/dev/sda'?
 
Old 05-06-2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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You can't mount /dev/sda, you need a partition to mount. /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2

You can point fdisk to another drive just by doing "fdisk /dev/sda".

When you are booted to the Slackware install CD, try doing:

fdisk -l /dev/sda

See if it lists any partitions, then mount that partition, and point the installer to it.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 05:55 PM   #6
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how do i get setup to reckognize that it needs to instal on /dev/sda?
 
Old 05-06-2006, 05:57 PM   #7
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how do i get setup to reckognize that it needs to install on /dev/sda?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 08:37 AM   #8
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surfbass, are you trying to install slackware on the ipod drive and then, in future, boot slackware directly from that ipod drive? I presume that an ipod drive is

If so I've done something similar with a 20gb USB drive. My posts will be floating around on this forum.

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