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Old 08-17-2004, 11:10 PM   #1
mehargags
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include KDE 3.2.3 while slack install


slack 9.1 onwards KDE was put on to the 2nd Disk, however i only need KDE from the 2nd CD & i have it with me from the Current.

I always install slack from a Fat partition with the disk1 dumped on /dev/hda2/ -- /slackware.

i use the Expert mode while slack install in which i dont get any prompt to install KDE. Now is it possible to include the KDE to be installed while the Slack install process is going on like we used to have in slack 9.0 & prior. may be i have to edit some Pkg List file to do that -- anyone has a hint

I dont want to make a Custom install CD at all - i want to install slack from a HDD dum only --
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

I had to do the same thing and dump both CDs into a FAT partition.

I created a slackware dir and just copied the content of the CDs /slackware folders in there.

Booted off CD1
After login in as root, mkdir /slack then mount -t vfat /dev/hd?? /slack
Picked to install from pre-mounted dir.
Everything was installed without prompting for a CD.

I used to have Windows XP on this laptop so I used Partition Magic to shrink the C: drive and leave just enough space for all the Slackware packages.

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Old 08-18-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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do u mean u just put the KDE directory in the /slackware folder where in the install files Dump Resides.... Do u mean that just putting the Directory KDE there will be Autmatically Detected by the Install Process...

I have Tried that & i dont see any point how it will be detected during install..
If its something else that i have not understood of ur Post pls explain it

thx
 
Old 08-18-2004, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yep, basically I take the dirs under /slackware in CD1 and CD2 and copy all of them to one /slackware dir in a FAT partition. After choosing to install from a premounted directory and pointing setup to the /slackware dir in the FAT partition, it just went and installed everything in there.

For example:

My FAT partition is on /dev/hda1 and in there is just one slackware dir/folder:

/slackware

Under that slackware folder is where I copied all of the package folders from CDs 1 and 2:

/a
/ap
...
/kde
/kdei
...
/y

During the boot process, slackware will detect the hard drives and their partitions(if any). So, soon after I login as root, I mkdir /slack, then mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /slack. Then I tell setup to use a premounted directory by pointing it to /slack/slackware. All of my drives are IDE, so I always use the default bare.i for installation.

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