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Old 10-10-2004, 11:13 AM   #1
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not installing Slackware 10 from harddrive


hi,

I've been looking and cant seem to find anything on this. Trying to install Slackware 10. Made the CD's and tryed to install. Entered the settings where to put swap etc then when it comes to install from the cd it doesent find the drive. Thats ok though, i copyed the cds to /dev/hda9/slack/cd1 and /dev/hda9/slack/cd2. Booted off CD1 entered all the settings and chose harddrive install put in /dev/hda9......etc. Chose the max install 3gb then it starts to install fine...for about half a second. A box that says something about installing packages comes up then it says installed sucessfully. Press ctrl+alt+del to reboot.

After rebooting nothing happens and all thats on the disk is the mount points(?i think) of the windows drive.


Anyone got any ideas how to get this to install?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:23 AM   #2
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hi there,

i think the installer is looking for a dir. called " < whatever>/slackware/ "
thats where the dir.'s like "a , ap ,....etc " should be.

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Old 10-10-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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OK, ill rename the folder slack to slackware but what about cd1 and cd2? Should these be left sepirate or merge them?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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i would merge them ( ithink you need to... ).
if they are on the same partition, that's done fast.

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Old 10-10-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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ok. I moved all the files into /dev/hda6/slackware with both CD1 and CD2 in the same folder. When i go to install still the same problem

any ideas??
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:41 PM   #6
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The installer does not appear to verify the installion files actually exist where you tell it they are. So if you tell it they are in /slackware but they are actually in /mnt/slackware everything will appear to go as normal, only the install process goes extremely fast and nothing actually gets installed because nothing is there to install. I've done this a couple times when installing via NFS, my guess is this is your problem and you are pointing it to the wrong location. Verify the files are actually there before you continue the installion.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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quote/--------
ok. I moved all the files into /dev/hda6/slackware with both CD1 and CD2 in the same folder. When i go to install still the same problem
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xcus'me, you wrote also that you copied the cd's to there, but all 2 cd's contain a dir. called " Slackware ". it's the contents of those 2 dir's you need to move to your Slackware dir. ( did you do that ? )

if all of the dirs ( like "a" , "ap",...etc ) are in that dir., it should work.
when prompted for the source-path, did you type " /dev/hda6 " ?

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Old 10-10-2004, 04:53 PM   #8
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ok. i had the files in
/dev/hda9/slackware/cd1/<all the files from the slackware 10 cd#1 (downloaded ISO image)>

and cd 2 in

/dev/hda9/slack/cd2/<files from cd2>

as suggested i moved them all into one folder

/dev/hda6/slackware/<cd1 and cd2 files merged>

ok. heres everything in the folder (yes, produced in windows cos thats all i can get onto)

Directory of F:\slackware

10/02/2004 11:51 PM <DIR> .
10/02/2004 11:51 PM <DIR> ..
10/02/2004 11:45 PM <DIR> bootdisks
10/02/2004 11:45 PM <DIR> isolinux
10/02/2004 11:45 PM <DIR> kernels
10/02/2004 11:45 PM <DIR> rootdisks
10/02/2004 11:49 PM <DIR> slackware
06/22/2004 07:53 AM 9,681 ANNOUNCE.10_0
04/06/2002 09:51 PM 18,606 BOOTING.TXT
06/22/2004 09:35 AM 125,321 ChangeLog.txt
06/22/2004 10:33 PM 93,284 CHECKSUMS.md5
06/22/2004 10:33 PM 189 CHECKSUMS.md5.asc
06/10/1994 03:28 AM 17,976 COPYING
02/29/2004 03:32 AM 15,234 COPYRIGHT.TXT
04/06/2002 09:48 PM 602 CRYPTO_NOTICE.TXT
06/21/2004 03:38 PM 32,425 FAQ.TXT
06/22/2004 09:55 AM 117,520 FILELIST.TXT
02/27/2003 12:34 AM 1,565 GPG-KEY
06/22/2004 09:37 AM 275,105 PACKAGES.TXT
06/22/2004 08:07 AM 5,191 RELEASE_NOTES
06/22/2004 08:02 PM 70,561 Slackware-HOWTO
06/17/2002 11:43 PM 15,434 SPEAK_INSTALL.TXT
06/17/2002 11:41 PM 14,826 SPEAKUP_DOCS.TXT
06/21/2004 12:04 AM 5,136 UPGRADE.TXT
10/02/2004 11:58 PM <DIR> testing
06/22/2004 07:50 AM 3,209 README.TXT
18 File(s) 821,865 bytes
8 Dir(s) 1,281,724,416 bytes free
 
Old 10-10-2004, 04:57 PM   #9
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so im being a complete idiot then. need to point it to /dev/hda6 /slackware/slackware which has directories with names like a, ap, d, e, f, gnome.

Right??
 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:05 PM   #10
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oke, i once had the same prob.
you should point at /dev/hda6/slackware.
( if i remember correct....)

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Old 10-10-2004, 05:11 PM   #11
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Ok. thanks for all the help.

both cds were are copyed into /dev/hda6/slackware

i just didnt know that to install it wanted /dev/hda6/slackware/slackware with directories such as:a, ap, d (when i saw people typing them in i had no clue..) anyway as im writing this it seems to be installing fine. So much for the half second install..

Thanks again for all the quick replys
 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:22 PM   #12
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oke
good luck and happy-Slack.

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