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Old 02-09-2006, 01:40 AM   #1
gepas
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How can I boot the install CD from a hard disk??


Hello,

Is there a way to copy an ISO image of Slackware 10.2 not to a CD but to a hard disk and boot from there the installation ??
I know the way of mounting an ISO image and specifying this location to the Slackware installer. But in this case I want to boot not from CD nor floppy but from the hard disk, start the installation from there, and install to another hard disk ?

Thank you and regards,
Evgeni
 
Old 02-09-2006, 09:02 AM   #2
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To my knowledge this is not possible because the system bootstrap expects to read the MBR (master boot record) or partition boot record upon boot. Thus it's recommended to download and burn the ISOs for Slackware, or buy them off Slackware Store.

If this is not an option, it's possible on machines with a fairly recent BIOS to boot off a memory stick, where you can put the required data to get Slack running.

Alternatively, you can write a LILO/isolinux floppy disk, and use that as basis for remote installing Slackware via NFS, but that's a fairly advanced option that I wouldn't recommend unless you're highly familiar with how that process works.

Just out of curiousity - why is booting off a Linux install-CD not an option to you?

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Old 02-10-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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Thank you Yalla for your reply.
I managed to get around the situation by copying the iso install files to one fat32 partition of the disk and aiming to install at the other disk partitons.
And as you ask, why ? Well, the situation is like real shit for me for over a week fighting to install Slackware on an old animal server Primergy 640 and facing many different problems one by one in an endless row resulting in the fact that it is impossible to see any CD-ROM there...
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:26 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by gepas
Thank you Yalla for your reply.
I managed to get around the situation by copying the iso install files to one fat32 partition of the disk and aiming to install at the other disk partitons.
And as you ask, why ? Well, the situation is like real shit for me for over a week fighting to install Slackware on an old animal server Primergy 640 and facing many different problems one by one in an endless row resulting in the fact that it is impossible to see any CD-ROM there...
Regards,
Hi,

You could use sbootmgr to allow you to select the cdrom since your bios doesn't support the cdrom boot. The sbootmgr is on cd1 /bootdisks. You use rawrite too create a floppy spl that will allow you to chose the boot device.

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