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Old 12-25-2003, 01:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy USB Hard drive not detected in Slackware 9.0 setup.


Hi all,

I'm trying to install Slackware 9.0 on an external USB hard drive (Maxtor 3000LS) but when I run cfdisk in the Slackware setup, my USB drive doesn't appear in the list of drives.

I'm not sure if it's actually possible to install Slackware on a USB HD but any help would be much appreciated!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Louis.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 03:19 PM   #2
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As far as I know, it won't detect it as the installer doesn't load any usb drivers or modules to recognized the drive.

I can suggest to try and load the usb mass storage module, but I don't think its included in the default kernel its booting up with.

Regards.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 03:24 PM   #3
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Ok, how would I boot up with a different kernel?
I've got the slack9 install cd but it looks kinda weird when you look at it under windows. (XP).
Thanks
 
Old 12-25-2003, 03:55 PM   #4
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For Slackware 9, the kernel source was on the 2nd CD, if you bought the CD set from Slack.com------otherwise those who downloaded the ISO had to goto kernel.org and get the 2.4.20 version, which was the Slack 9 default kernel.
 
  


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