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Old 03-16-2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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Install from hard drive partition


The second selection on the "source media selection" screen is "install from a hard drive partition". Could someone point me to a how-to for this install. I assume it's not just as easy as dumping the iso's into a partition and selecting this option. Thanks
 
Old 03-17-2014, 04:01 AM   #2
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i think that new grub versions support bootin isos. So you should try to installn grub and than boot iso from hard drive partition.

Booting off usb should be easier though.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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The second selection on the "source media selection" screen is "install from a hard drive partition". Could someone point me to a how-to for this install. I assume it's not just as easy as dumping the iso's into a partition and selecting this option. Thanks
You can find loads of community involved HowTos' at http://docs.slackware.com

From SlackDocs HOWTO Collection; HOWTO articles - Slackware Administration look at Booting the Installation Environment from HDD

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 11:14 AM   #4
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The second selection on the "source media selection" screen is "install from a hard drive partition".
When you are at that step, do this:
1. Press together Alt+F2 to open tty2
2. Press [Enter] (no login needed)
2. Create a mount point for you hard disk partition (actually it will be created in RAM as the rest of the installer's file system), e.g.:
Code:
mkdir /hard_disk
4. Check what is the (real) hard drive partition you want to mount, e.g.
Code:
cat /proc/partitions
5. Mount it (I'm assuming it's /dev/sdb1, adapt accordingly)
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /hard_disk
6. Check where is the Slackware tree. I'll assume that you have Slackware-14.1 right under /hard_disk, i.e. you have a directory /hard_disk/slackware-14.1, but adapt accordingly.
7. Go back to tty1 pressing together Alt+F1
8. When asked, give the path of the source directory, in other words the directory that hosts the packages series a/ through y/ (again, adapt as needed):
/hard_disk/slackware-14.1/slackware
In the case of slackware64-14.1 it would be:
/hard_disk/slackware64-14.1/slackware64
9. proceed to next step of installation (choice of packages to install).

Now, let's assume that you want to use as source instead an ISO image of the distribution that you stored locally somewhere, for instance at the root of /some/path/to/slackware-14.1-install-dvd.iso on /dev/sdb1.

In that do the steps 1-5 as above but then:
6. Make a mount point for the ISO image:
Code:
mkdir /ISO
7. Mount the iso image:
Code:
mount /hard_disk/path/to/slackware-14.1-install-dvd.iso /ISO
and don't worry about the following warning, that doesn't hurt:
mount: warning: /mnt/ seems to be mounted read-only.
8. Go back to tty1 with Alt+F1
9. When asked, give the path to the source directory, in this case:
/ISO/slackware
10. Proceed to next step of installation (choice of packages to install).
 
Old 03-24-2014, 09:38 PM   #5
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From the slack page.

"Using an ISO Image as Source

If you downloaded the Slackware DVD ISO image you can use it as package source.

In the ”SOURCE MEDIA SELECTION” step select ”2 Install from hard drive partition”,
enter the name of the disk partition containing the ISO image file, for example /dev/sda2,
then type in the full path on that partition's filesystem to the directory with the DVD ISO image, for example /tmp/,
and agree with the prompt to use the ISO image as package source:

┌──────────────────────SOURCE MEDIA SELECTION────────────────────────┐
│ Please select the media from which to install Slackware Linux: │
│ ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │
│ │ 1 Install from a Slackware CD or DVD │ │
│ │ 2 Install from a hard drive partition │ │
│ │ 3 Install from NFS (Network File System) │ │
│ │ 4 Install from FTP/HTTP server │ │
│ │ 5 Install from Samba share │ │
│ │ 6 Install from a pre-mounted directory │ │
│ └────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ │
├────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│ < OK > <Cancel> │
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

┌────────────────────INSTALLING FROM HARD DISK───────────────────────┐
│ In order to install directly from the hard disk you must have a │
│ partition (such as /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb5, etc) with the Slackware │
│ distribution's slackware/ directory like you'd find it on the FTP │
│ site. It can be in another directory. For example, if the │
│ distribution is in /stuff/slackware/, then you have to have │
│ directories named /stuff/slackware/a, /stuff/slackware/ap, and so │
│ on each containing the files that would be in that directory on │
│ the FTP site. You may install from FAT or Linux partitions. │
│ │
│ Please enter the partition (such as /dev/sda1) where the Slackware │
│ sources can be found, or [enter] to see a partition list: │
│ ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │
│ │/dev/sda2 │ │
│ └────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ │
├────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│ < OK > <Cancel> │
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

┌───────────────────SELECT SOURCE DIRECTORY─────────────────────┐
│ Now we need to know the full path on this partition to the │
│ slackware/ directory where the directories containing │
│ installation files and packages to be installed are kept. │
│ For example, if you downloaded Slackware into the /stuff │
│ directory on your hard drive (so that you have the │
│ directories /stuff/slackware/a, /stuff/slackware/ap, and so │
│ on each containing the files that would be in that directory │
│ on the FTP site), then the full path to enter here would be: │
│ │
│ /stuff/slackware │
│ │
│ What directory are the Slackware sources in? │
│ ┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │
│ │/tmp/ │ │
│ └───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ │
├───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│ < OK > <Cancel> │
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

┌────────────────────────USE ISO IMAGE──────────────────────────┐
│ │
│ An ISO image of Slackware's install DVD was found. │
│ Do you want me to mount the ISO image and use this as the │
│ package source? │
│ │
├───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│ < Yes > < No > │
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Then continue as usual.

Slackware setup (starting with version 13.0) automatically finds an ISO image if it is named as..."

http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...stall_from_hdd
 
  


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