I am seeking to create a bootable Slackware image, similar to CHNTPW
. The purpose is to run a single program and the bootable image will be launched from a SYSLINUX or GRUB menu. The desired program is Slackware 14-based. Tried it out using Parted Magic. I just dropped the TGZ tarball into PM's /pmodules sub-dir and it was accessible in PM. Unfortunately, PM does too much for what I need and takes too long to boot (for a single
program.) My colleague's program is a pure char-oriented program, so the time spent to load a GUI-based Linux is completely unproductive.
Can anyone offer real pointers for starting this effort ? I thought the effort would be trivial, then I saw the Install Help
page on the Slackware site and I got the impression this page hadn't been updated in ten years
! No mention of a live Slackware CD/DVD to bootstrap the OS installation process nor is there any
mention of bootable UFDs, in any
prominent location on the site. Don't get me wrong, I know the history of Slackware as one of the original four or five core Linux distro families. I didn't realize there'd been no modernization of basic OS installation over the years.
The site does mention LQ as a resource, but I discovered LQ years ago. TIA....