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Old 02-13-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
62chevy
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How can I install Slack using a small partition and hugesmp.s


My CD-RW is broken and no floppies (not sure 2.6 would fit anyways). how can I install Slackware 12.2 on an unused 32mg partition using hugesmd.s or some other installer.

My partitions are:

hda1 - old /boot no longer used
hda2 - Debian Lenny
hda3 - swap
hda4 - were Slack is going

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:

If you need more info. or it just cant be done please tell me. You should be able to to boot the installer using lilo or grub.

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Old 02-14-2009, 04:44 AM   #2
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If your BIOS allows it you could try an USB or PXE (network) installation. See the BOOTING.TXT file and the /usb-and-pxe-installers directory on a Slackware 12.2's mirror.

The _alternate_Slackware_install_Guru_on_duty_ is Alien BOB

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Wooo Hooo I did it!

I'm writing this from Konqueror and Slackware 12.2.

Huge thanks to Woodsman who on another thread suggested a web site answered all my question.

A Slackware Desktop Enhancement Guide
Installing Slackware Without a CD Drive

Copyright Darrell Anderson.

http://humanreadable.nfshost.com/sde...ling_no_cd.htm



What I had to do was extract files from the iso to one directory. Then put bzImage and initrd.img into /boot add it to lilo or grub. Tell the installer where to find the files.
 
  


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