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Old 11-27-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Slackware install from a flashdrive?


I have a Dell Inspiron 5000. A laptop that's kinda old and the drive is finiky. It only works sometimes. I just bought a 1 gig, 2 gig, and 4 gig flash drives ( went crazy on black friday). Can I put slackware on one of those and install from them? I don't want to use the flashdrive for a live install. I want to transfer the files to the hd, set up the boot loader ect... so the computer will run by itself. Is this possible?
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:12 AM   #2
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in the Slackware DVD ISo there is a folder miniiso-pxe-usb-installers
in that go to usb folder.
See the readme there, its pretty self explantory.
Thus you will have a bootable Slack USB drive. Put the remainin data from ISO into the 4 gig drive. And install ( I am not sure wether you can have both the data and the bootable drive on the same flash drive. try it out)
 
Old 11-29-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by duryodhan
I am not sure wether you can have both the data and the bootable drive on the same flash drive
I have the script that creates just such a USB stick image but have not yet published it. I will though, soon.

Eric
 
Old 01-04-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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Do you have this script ready yet? I want to make a bootable USB drive from a ISO image.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 02:31 PM   #5
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Actually I posted everything to my website a few days after my above post... and then I forgot to tell.
You can get all of it here: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/tools/usbinstall/

Note: read the accompanying README carefully. You should not have a need to modify the script, everything (file locations for instance) can be controlled using commandline variables.

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Old 01-04-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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It looks like this is based on making a Slackware install CD, correct? Is it possible to use this for other distro's too? I have another distro that I have to use for work, that I want to make a USB installer for.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 11:40 PM   #7
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You can try.

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