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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.
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.
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
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 " ?
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..