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Old 06-01-2008, 12:57 AM   #1
xokaido
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Install Slackware from ISO in VMware, how?


Hello, nice thread...
I've got one question now:
I've downloaded all the 6 parts of slack
and now I want to install it on my Virtual Machine...
Is it possible to do so from .iso files or I need to
boot it from CD?...
Thanks anyway...
 
Old 06-01-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by xokaido
Hello, nice thread...
I've got one question now:
I've downloaded all the 6 parts of slack
and now I want to install it on my Virtual Machine...
Is it possible to do so from .iso files or I need to
boot it from CD?..
Yes. I don't know what VM you're using, but you can usually mount an ISO image. At least in VirtualBox you can mount a CD in the Settings dialog -- VMware should also be able to do it (I don't use it so I can't tell you how).
 
Old 06-01-2008, 01:08 AM   #3
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Hello, nice thread...
I've got one question now:
I've downloaded all the 6 parts of slack
and now I want to install it on my Virtual Machine...
Is it possible to do so from .iso files or I need to
boot it from CD?...
Thanks anyway...
Virtual machines can make use of ISOs. Depending on what you are using (vmware, etc) you just need to set the option for your virtual optical drive to be an iso instead of connecting to a physical drive. For installing Slackware you will probably only need discs one and two. The third disc is for KDEI and /extra and the others are for sources.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 01:22 AM   #4
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For installing Slackware you will probably only need discs one and two. The third disc is for KDEI and /extra and the others are for sources.
KDE is on disc number 3 as of 12.1, so three discs are necessary if you want KDE. KDEi is also on disc three, but *most* people don't need that.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 01:25 AM   #5
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Thank you very much...
I've got VMWare 2.0 on Debian and now want to install
on it slackware 12.1... Actually, I do know that
this virtual machine supports .iso installation
of the OS but do not know how to that with
two .iso images...
Any help?...
 
Old 06-01-2008, 02:08 AM   #6
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Under one of the virtual machine settings for the hardware you just simply assign an iso for your optical drive. You might be able to assign multiple optical drives. Either way, you can just change the iso image it points to as needed.

It's really quite easy so just play around with the menu.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 02:11 AM   #7
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It really is so simple...
shame on me...
Thanks for help...
 
Old 06-01-2008, 06:09 AM   #8
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@Xokaido: please don't

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Hello, nice thread...
I've got one question
These posts got pruned from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...o-next-644746/.

Xokaido, welcome to Linuxquestions.org. At LQ we do things a wee bit differently. If you have a remark or question that does not address the OP, please create your own thread. That will give your questions the attention they deserve while not hijacking somebody elses thread for your own questions, because that is frowned upon here.

TIA
 
Old 06-01-2008, 04:55 PM   #9
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Slacware installation on virtual machine

At first I want to send great appoligizes to all the people
I have disturbed because I've written some posts in wrong places
but I'm new here and didn't want to overload this forum
by opening new threads... Thought it would be better
to post my questions somewhere else rather then in my own...
Now, I've got one problem on the way of installing
Slack on a VMware vitual machine...
VMware is installed on a Debian etch, but that does
no metter....
I've successfully completed all the neccesary steps
to setup partitions including SWAP space...
Everything went and goes well except one thing:
now installattion proccess asks to insert
another disc (oh, I almost forgot, I've choosen to boot
from ISO image, not from CD or DVD) I can't do that
because all options are disabled...
I've tried to pause VMware and and to choose another ISO
which I have downloaded earlier but all options are disabled...
Can anyone help with this problem?...
Thanks anyway...

Last edited by XavierP; 06-01-2008 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 05:19 PM   #10
xokaido
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I've resolved problem myself...
In case if someone has the same problem
here's the answer:
at first we should start guestOS (in this case
Slacware 12.1) and then go to the VM option at top
panel of the main window, then select
Removable Devices -> CD-ROM 1 -> EDIT...
and there is a BROWSER button...
Locate your second part of Slackware
hit OK and resume installation process...
That's it...
Thanks to all who tried to help me...

Last edited by xokaido; 06-01-2008 at 05:21 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 05:25 PM   #11
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Xokaido, you have been told before to keep your posts in one thread. Starting multiple threads does not help us help you. I have merged all your threads into one. Thanks for posting the answer, by the way, that's the sort of behaviour we look for here.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 06:15 PM   #12
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XavierP
I'm really sorry...
I shouldn't do that but accindentaly I haven't noticed
there was a second part (acctualy the first) of my posts...
Thank you for trying to help me adapt to this place...
 
  


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