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Old 01-07-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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Slackware Install w/o floppy

Hey guys...bear with me here.

I haven't run linux since sophomore year - high school and I'm just now getting back into the game 8 years later.

I will be running slackware again, and I remember the files that I needed and bootdisk (bare.i) and rootdisk (color.gz) but i don't have a floppy drive, so i used a usb-floppy emulator and successfully wrote bare.i to one of my memory sticks to boot. Once I boot off of that, I get the prompt and the option to "ramdisk root=/dev/XXXX" so i tried /dev/sda1 and /sda2 because i am using a second memory stick for the color.gz file, but it goes to kernel panic.

is there a nice easy way to get the install prompts from a USB boot?

I know my other option is downloading the DVD iso and installing from that, but thats less challenging

Old 01-07-2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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maybe take a look at

Not very challenging... Sorry

Maybe you can get a challenge from writing the iso to the usb stick... I don't know how that would be done outside of linux
Old 01-07-2007, 08:12 PM   #3
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awesome, thanks so much! this is exactly what im looking for. i cant believe through all my searches, i didn't come across this.

thx for the fast response too!


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