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Old 08-29-2010, 02:16 AM   #1
Xeratul
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Slackware 12 installation: PCMCIA NE 2000 not working :(


I have been trying to install slackware 12 from usbboot.img (kernel 2.6.21.5)
With huge.s at boot (oldie) I end up with a non working NE 2000 pcmcia networking card;


other tries:
Under Slack 13:

(slackware 13 (2.6.33.4) gives error at boot with this PC and hangs dramatically.)
Code:
...
kernel_init+0X87/0xdb
kernel_thread_helper+0x6/0x10
-well let's try with a newer PC if this slack 13 pendriev works
with the slack 13, at the source media choice, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8&d=1252594587 I get
slackware mount.nfs requested nfs version or transport protocol is not supported
using
Code:
mount -r -t nfs IP:/home/slack13.iso /server
The NFS server is not slack, but well it shall work anyhow

samba, then?
since //samba/public requires a password, it is not possible
mount : unknown filesystem type "smbfs"
Code:
mount -t smbfs -o username=<name>,password=<passwd> //sambashare /mountpoint
OK so now solution. One remove the pendrive, and try to copy slack13.iso on it... -oups mounting vfat is not working of the usbboot.img, since not liked by linux (attached)

So which solution is there left?

- HTTP?
network, probing all modules, then get success: foudn card using 3c59x protocal -- modules loaded.

ok, so:
here there is a http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/
PACKAGES.TXT
so typing :
> http://slackware.org.uk
> /people/alien/slackbuilds
although packages.txt is there
is saying that no PAcakges.txt found

ftp://ftp.slackware.us/slackware-13.0/

it seems that ping results in :
ping : bad port spec "http://www.google.com" althougth I could ifconfig eth0 with right IP, and ping into my server box (intranet).
I tried dhclient but not working.

Even better now, you get the iso slack13 cd1 and put it on a pendrive, then :
Quote:
mount -t iso9660 -o loop slack13d1.iso /cdrom
you get it mounted, and ls gives right things, so cdrom available.
Into source media, select the install from a slacware cd with auto, and it finds nothing. ok it is not a cd
so from hard drive : forget because one cannot mount the ISO file
and finally if one add : /cdrom to pre-mounted directory, it will end up sayying that there is nothing in it


So, it did not work at all
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Last edited by Xeratul; 08-29-2010 at 02:33 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 07:45 AM   #2
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The definitive source of information on USB boot is README_USB.TXT; available in /usb-and-pxe-installers of the install disk or else ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...README_USB.TXT.
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The Slackware installer will start just like when you had booted from
a CDROM (maybe somewhat faster even). Log in as root. Start the install
by partitioning your hard drive as usual, and running 'setup'. If you want
to install from a network server such as a NFS, HTTP or FTP server, you
should run the commands 'pcmcia' (if your network card is a PCMCIA type)
and/or 'network' prior to running 'setup' in order to load a driver for
your network card.
 
  


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