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skoomafiend 04-02-2009 11:46 AM

packages from disk 2...6 post installation
Hi.I've installed disk one so far. Since I was installing off a usb stick I am only able to do them one at a time. So now I can boot into Slackware through LILO, but I am having trouble installing the other disks (the ones which contain the kde/etc.)

I am confused about where to mount the usb with the other disk, and then how exactly to use pkgtool to find the packages. I have tried to with pkgtool, where, under root, I would mount the usb to a new folder, but pkgtool does not seem to be able to find anything in them. When I use l -ls, it shows the packages are there however, maybe I am mounting them incorrectly or in a wrong location.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

tommcd 04-02-2009 02:18 PM

Just mount the disc to a directory. Then cd into that directory and use installpkg as root to install any package you want. Example:

mkdir /mnt/disc
cd /mnt/disc

Then cd into the slackware directory of disc 2. There are individual directories in there for each of the software series. You can cd into each one and run:

installpkg package_name.tgz
to install any of the packages. Or if you want them all, just cd into each directory and run:

installpkg *.tgz
and all packages will be installed. Repeat this for disc 3 if you want KDE.

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