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Old 04-23-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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usbboot.img on slackware64-current


Regarding the latest update to -current, I decided to test installing it on a laptop from a usb stick (as I've done may times before). However this time the usb stick fails to boot as usual, hanging with the message "Could not find kernel image: linux". This isn't a problem with the usb stick, since if you mount the usbboot.img file as a loop device there is only 1 file on there, "ldlinux.sys", where you would usually find huge.s, initrd.img etc.

Have tried the 64-bit usbboot.img file from a couple of different mirrors and the result is the same. Have also looked in the usbboot.img from the 32-bit -current... this shows the usual set of files so looks to be OK.

Can someone else confirm this is the case?

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Old 04-23-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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Yes, I can confirm this. The image for 32-bit current shows all files if mounted, the image for 64-bit current only ldlinux.sys. Mirror I've used: ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/slackware/...

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Old 04-23-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thanks markush!

Pat: I realise "The cave is now closed", but please fix this before 13.37 is released. Otherwise, installing slackware64 from a usb stick is not possible!
 
Old 04-23-2011, 09:25 AM   #4
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Also confirmed here. sourced from the tds mirror.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 09:44 AM   #5
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Yeah, the 64bit version seems to be largely empty... only contains a single file. I guess it will be fixed soon by Pat.

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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Wonder if he forgot to load the newly modularised loop device when building it. That might explain why it only contains the ldlinux.sys.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 12:09 PM   #7
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Pat: I realise "The cave is now closed", but please fix this before 13.37 is released. Otherwise, installing slackware64 from a usb stick is not possible!
There are still several more moves after the cave closes before the game is won.

Yes, this will be fixed right away.
 
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