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Old 03-02-2009, 09:22 AM   #16
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...my dvd rom is broken and so i had no other choice..
If you say
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just use #4 and pick a server.
Good luck
 
Old 03-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #17
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The problem is that i only have windows here so i don't know if i can make it with Alien Bob's method..
 
Old 03-02-2009, 10:44 AM   #18
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So - to summarize : you have one machine, running Windows, you have a broken DVD
drive and you have a USB key. Now - you want to install Slackware on this.

Any reason for Slackware ? It's not considered the most user-friendly distro
around ! Altho' those (of us) who use it won't use anything else. But it sure
requires the user putting in some effort and willingness to learn. I'm not
convinced that you have displayed any of those qualities.

But if you persist, good for you.

Maybe you could just borrow an external DVD drive from a friend ? That will
make your life so much simpler.

Finally, once you get the install started - do yourself a favour and wipe Windows
off the box. As long as you can dual-boot, the temptation to 'just quickly' do
something under Windows will be too great. Make the leap of faith and you will
never look back.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 10:49 AM   #19
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Good news, i got dvd rom from my friend and i will burn slackware soon I need windows for school. I don't know how to set up Lazaurus but i need delphi..
 
Old 03-02-2009, 10:50 AM   #20
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You can download the USBBOOT.img from Slackware here--

http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/f...re/slackware-1

Now, the problem is your going to have to provide it with a Slackware download URL.
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/f...nstall-dvd.iso

This might work-?
I know that it works as far as running the Slackware installer off USB, but it will ask you for the source media-choose the net-then input the download URL above and it should work-hopefully...
 
Old 03-02-2009, 11:20 AM   #21
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Interesting. The unetbootin home page (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) does
not claim to be able to install Slackware - any version.
That's true, but it does support slax.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 01:01 PM   #22
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From the Slackware Booting.txt file available at any Slackware mirror:
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NOTE: If you are interested in booting your system using PXE, a USB stick,
or a mini-ISO (which may then be used to start network (NFS) installations)
see Eric Hameleers' helpful page at this location:

http://slackware.com:/~alien
So if you go to that link you see this link in the middle of the page:
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/usb/
Try following that method to install Slackware from a usb flash drive.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:15 PM   #23
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Sorry, but alienbob's method does not work on my windows computer... especially not dd. And all of his instructions with syslinux are not specific enough. It tells you to delete a file that isn't even there!
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Remove the file U:\boot\syslinux\ldlinux.sys
There has got to be a way to get it installed with UNetbootin. I have been almost successful, only LILO wouldnt install, so I couldnt even run the system.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #24
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Come on PremiumG - if you are desperate to re-open a thread that was dead for three and a half years, then at least have the wits to show me some useful error messages. The phrase "alienbob's method does not work on my windows computer... especially not dd. And all of his instructions with syslinux are not specific enough. It tells you to delete a file that isn't even there" is not cutting it.

Eric
 
Old 11-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #25
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Not a clue to that re-opening thread reference. Sorry.

I followed your instructions on the Welcome Windows Users page. In dd, when I input the command you gave, in reference to my drive letters, it just repeated the command once and was done. No news is good news? I check the drive in computer, and its empty... On the page, it says, "Now its bootable!" after that input is made in the console.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #26
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I just found a fast and successful method in installing slackware with UNetbootin.

1. choose Slax distribution from UNetbootin GUI
2. choose the slackware 14 ISO and go ahead
3. boot the USB
4. mount the usb key within the /mnt directory, for example execute these commands:

mkdir /mnt/usbinst
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbinst

5. begin the slackware setup and select swap partition
6. select target partition
7. select install from pre-mounted directory and type this: /mnt/usbinst/slackware
8. follow the installation process

you have to check wether the USB onto which you transferred the slackware ISO is on /dev/sdb1, usually if you have attached some other non bootable USB keys the point will change accordingly.
The installation packages are in the slackware directory, if you won't point directly to it the installation will not proceed any further.

This method is pretty easy and very fast.

Hope it helps
 
Old 08-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #27
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Slackware install using Unetbootin is not officially supported. If it worked for you though that is good enough.
The Slack wiki does say it is possible to install Slack using Unetbootin:
http://slackwiki.com/Install_Slackwa...SB_Flash_Drive
 
Old 08-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #28
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if you have a good internet connection you can use the http/ftp option and install from the internet. You will need the address to the website you want to download from and the directory path to the packages you want to install.

To install from the iso on the usb key create two new directories and name them what ever you want let say /usbkey and /iso. with the following;
Code:
mkdir /usbkey 
mkdir /iso
Then mount the usb to the /usbkey and the the iso file to the /iso. The commands will look something like this but you will have to figure out the command:
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /usbkey   #/dev/sdb1 may be something different you can use fdisk -l to find out what it is.
mount /usbkey/<path to iso file> /iso
Then use premounted directory option and point it to the /iso/<path to packages>
 
Old 08-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #29
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I didn't realize this thead is almost four years old. just seen it has a new post and a typing I went. I guess I need to pay more attention to the dates lol. @dcab It is better to use something different then /mnt as the installer likes to use /mnt to mount the partition that Slackware is being installed to.

Last edited by colorpurple21859; 08-14-2013 at 09:22 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2013, 08:09 AM   #30
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Since there are many members that still can't install Slack from a USB key, I just thought the method I followed should be userful for them.
Obviously there are many install method but, in my opinion, this is the simplest I know.
 
  


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