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Old 04-27-2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs down usb cd problems


Hi!...

(i am not english speaking so this can be little hard to understand!)

My problem is...

I got a small Laptop Toshiba Portege 300CT...and i want to install Slackware on to it. I dont have any CD in the machine only a floppy. Then i thought why not get a USB CD. So now i have a USB CD it works perfect!

The problem is that Slackware is impossible to found the source in the USB CD....

What cind of Rootdisks must i have for make this install of slackware work ?

i only have a floppy and this USB CD....and of course the slackware boot,root and cds

.starneo

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Old 04-27-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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does the slack cd boot? (your bios supports usb boot?) then slackware asks wich kernel to load. here you must specify a kernel with scsi support, as usb storage devices are handled by scsi emulation. read the texts carefully when slackware asks something, it's possible to get a list for all possible kernels to load.

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Old 04-27-2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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No the bios can't boot the CD.
When I choose the source of installation it search all kinds of CDs but doesn't find anything.
What should I do?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:11 PM   #4
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You could use a floppy distro of Linux (hopefully you have a floppy drive) to boot the machine and mount the USB CD-ROM drive. Then copy the contents of the Slackware CD to a partition on your hard drive (one you can wipe later or use for backups). During the Slackware installation you can then choose to install from the hard drive. Good luck and I hope you get it working!
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:19 PM   #5
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How do I mount the USB CD rom?
What should I write at the boot or the root screen?

.Starneo
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:37 PM   #6
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How should I write to mount the USB Cd rom?
Can I do it at the boot screen or should I do it at the root screen?
If I can do it at the boot screen shouldn't I be able to start the installation at the boot screen.

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