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Old 11-25-2014, 10:04 PM   #16
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@evo2, I literally have no idea how to verify the checksum. I saw that mentioned on the Debian and openSuse download pages, so I thought about it, but I assumed my burners would check it. I used 3 different programs for burning Rufus burner, imageUSB and PenDriveLinux.

@colorpurple21859, I've tried doing multiple combinations of all the pre-boot options; none bypass the video wizard or the black screens I get.

Oh, and if anyone is wondering why I use a USB instead of a CD, it's because I don't have any CDs that would fit the ISOs on them.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 10:12 PM   #17
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What version of puppy are you using? try tahr puppy, I have also had black screen troubles with the other versions of puppy where as tahr puppy works.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 10:18 PM   #18
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Hi,
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@evo2, I literally have no idea how to verify the checksum.
Most people don't until they look it up.

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I saw that mentioned on the Debian and openSuse download pages, so I thought about it, but I assumed my burners would check it.
Bad assumption. How to check the md5sum depends on what OS you are using. The general idea is that you run an md5sum checking program on the file, which will return a string, which should match the md5sum that you can usually get from where ever you downloaded the iso file. If they match you can be confident that the image file is uncorrupted.

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I used 3 different programs for burning Rufus burner, imageUSB and PenDriveLinux.
I'm not familiar with any of them. Are they suggested in the installation documentation? I guess you must be using windows: perhaps one of the windows users here on the forum might be able to suggest how to do this under windows.

Evo2.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 11:32 PM   #19
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Thanks for your help, ev02.

I'm working on partitioning my hard drive for Slackware at the moment. The installation seems to be going well so far...

EDIT: that did not last long. So slackware's got this setup page, and it's telling me do make all these mdifferent partitions. But when I go to select the source media (which is my USB, right?) and I tell it to check the USB ports, it can't find it. Am I supposed to mount the jump drive? If so, how?

Last edited by Lacr1m0sa; 11-25-2014 at 11:54 PM. Reason: Update
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:03 AM   #20
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Choose "Install from a Slackware CD or DVD". Then select the "manual" option, then the "custom" option. Enter /dev/sdX1 (as shown by "fdisk -l") and installation will proceed as when installing from a DVD

http://www.slackwiki.com/Install_Sla...SB_Flash_Drive

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Old 11-26-2014, 12:04 AM   #21
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A couple of things;

1. Fdisk -l only comes up with the 3 partitions that are on my hard drive, nothing else.
2. When I use /dev/sda1 in the the custom box (because they're all called a), it gives me "there was an error attempting to mouth the cd/dvd".

Last edited by Lacr1m0sa; 11-26-2014 at 12:21 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:21 AM   #22
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But I don't have Slackware installed yet...
That's ok.

When the installer ask's you to select the source media select "install from Slackware CD or DVD"(during the installation) than select "manual" and than select "custom" and enter /dev/sdxx -

You have to know which device you usb drive is.

This video should help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdwZylEQcQ0
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:26 AM   #23
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I brought up a couple of errors in my last post, and thank you for the video but it doesn't talk about the USB installation at all.

I apologize for being a pain, I just want to get this working.

Last edited by Lacr1m0sa; 11-26-2014 at 12:28 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:29 AM   #24
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A couple of things;

1. Fdisk -l only comes up with the 3 partitions that are on my hard drive, nothing else.
2. When I use /dev/sda1 in the the custom box (because they're all called a), it gives me "there was an error attempting to mouth the cd/dvd".
Those 3 partitions are your Windows partitions most likely:-

During the Slackware installation you should first create the swap partition and that create the Ext 4 partition (allocating the rest of the free space to Slackware)

Once you have Slackware installed you will than have more partitions when you run the fdisk -l cmd.

The only other way to see the HDD and it's description and the USB description is to go into the BIOS.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:32 AM   #25
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I brought up a couple of errors in my last post, and thank you for the video but it doesn't talk about the USB installation at all.

I apologize for being a pain, I just want to get this working.
Your not a pain at all that's what we are here for.
I'll see if I can find a video where you would choose usb.

In the meantime try choosing Install from Slackware CD, than "manual" and than "custom"
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:34 AM   #26
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Alright. The only information I can find about my USB in the BIOS is that it's called SRT USB 1100 in the boot menus. Is this sufficient information?
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:40 AM   #27
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Alright. The only information I can find about my USB in the BIOS is that it's called SRT USB 1100 in the boot menus. Is this sufficient information?
If that is the only usb drive on your machine than that is the one that you would tell the Slackware
installer to look for the files to install them.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:50 AM   #28
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But the parameter I'm supposed to enter for a custom directory to look in is supposed to be something like /dev/sdx. That's just the name of a jump drive. I don't quite understand...

Last edited by Lacr1m0sa; 11-26-2014 at 12:52 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 12:59 AM   #29
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I know I'm very late to this but you don't actually say what versions of each distro you are trying.

PendriveLinux is not a burner, it copies the iso file to the usb drive, it then installs syslinux which enables you to select the distro from the boot screen loaded onto the usb.

Debian runs from a usb drive (DebianLive has a hybrid image for that purpose) and even the non live installer (that is the regular iso) will install off a usb drive.

Your wifi (in Debian) is classed as non-free so you will need to install non-free firmware to get it to work. Ubuntu will be the same but it would give you the option during install to install non-free firmware.

You say the Debian installation "crashes". What exactly does it do? Based solely on the crashing idea it I agree with Evo2 but I would prefer more information on exactly what happens.

Here's a link to the download page for DebianLive with non-free firmware so you don't need to fluff around with that aspect.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 01:00 AM   #30
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But the parameter I'm supposed to enter for a custom directory to look in is supposed to be something like /dev/sdx. That's just the name of a jump drive. I don't quite understand...
Do you see the option to select the usb pen drive?
 
  


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