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Old 11-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #16
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As an FYI, the OP has a second active thread here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ll-4175435818/ on the same issue.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #17
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More than one way to skin a cat... Any logical individual would opt to seek help with different methods and and pathways, so careful if you meant to accuse someone seeking assistance.

As an FYI, the OP is making a video of exactly what happens to help those helping me. Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #18
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More than one way to skin a cat... Any logical individual would opt to seek help with different methods and and pathways, so careful if you meant to accuse someone seeking assistance.
Per the forum rules you should create on thread and not have duplicate threads. Besides, I am not accusing, just letting others know so they can see what else you have tried, and to mention LQ rules.

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #19
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Ok, so technically, if I used ImageWriter to make:

USB1: usbboot.img

and

USB2: slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.iso

and had them both plugged in while booting... couldnt I use one to load setup, and the other to load the packages? And what are the exact commands to do this from start to finish? Im a nub.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 05:18 PM   #20
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1. Start from the installer USB
2. When you are at the CLI login as root, as usual.
3. Now create 2 new directories, used as mountpoints for accessing the packages:
Code:
mkdir /usb /iso
4. Now we are mounting the second USB, that one with the ISO on it. To do so we have of course to know its device descriptor. You can check that with
Code:
fdisk -l
I assume now that the device descriptor for that partition is /dev/sdc1 and mount that to USB:
Code:
mount /dev/sdc1 /usb
5. Now we mount the ISO to the /iso directory:
Code:
mount -o loop /usb/slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.iso /iso
6. Now you can just start the installer. When it comes to selection of the source for packages use the "Install from mounted filesystem" option (or similar, I don't know exactly how the option is named) and point the installer to the slackware directory under /iso.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 07:38 PM   #21
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I have Slackware64-14.0-install-dvd already, I meant ImageWriter for Windows.
Hello,

Follow this link to download the zip file including the executable...

Cheers
 
Old 11-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #22
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I have Slackware64-14.0-install-dvd already, I meant ImageWriter for Windows.
Hello,

Follow this link to download the zip file including the executable ...

Cheers
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:32 PM   #23
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Alien BOB's instructions work perfectly. I have done 5 installs in the last two months with usb sticks I have created follwoing his instructions. It's friggin awesome. You may have had trouble, but I can assure you that it works.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 02:06 AM   #24
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Hi,

if your problem is to mount the sources directory (which is included into the USB-images), you have several other choices to deal with the sources.
For example, before you start "setup" create a directory /install/ and mount the sources there.
Code:
mkdir /install
mount /dev/sdb1 /install
then when the installer asks for the sources, select "from a premounted directory" and the path should then be
Code:
/install/slackware64
BTW: don't format with ext2, use ext3 instead. And: I don't know in which country you are but we have our installation-guide at SlackDocs by now translated in several languages: http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install and there are additional sources of information which may be helpful. Installing Slackware is definitely easy once the partitioning is done.

Markus
 
  


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