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Old 04-17-2017, 08:37 PM   #1
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Post Installing Slackware from a flash stixk


I have a USB flash stick containing the contents of "slackware64-current" which I got from a mirror using ncftpget. I need to install it on my friend's PC.


What I don't know is how to make the flash stick bootable. what steps or tweaks I need to make to this flash stick into a true installation "disk".

If you've heard this before, please redirect me to the place with the answers.

I am new to LinuxQuestion.org, and am finding it very edifying.

Pleased to be in such an erudite vrew.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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I have a USB flash stick containing the contents of "slackware64-current" which I got from a mirror using ncftpget. I need to install it on my friend's PC.


What I don't know is how to make the flash stick bootable. what steps or tweaks I need to make to this flash stick into a true installation "disk".

If you've heard this before, please redirect me to the place with the answers.

I am new to LinuxQuestion.org, and am finding it very edifying.

Pleased to be in such an erudite vrew.
-- BryGuy
What platform are you using to put it onto a USB Stick?

Linux
as root
Code:
dd if=slackware64-current.iso of=/destination(/dev/sdcx maybe) && sync
name of iso and point of destination is relative.

dd if=source of=destination && sync

Windows

one is
UNetbootin

best to so a full install when you get to that point.

to get you started after install
Slackware post install

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:02 AM   #3
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What platform are you using to put it onto a USB Stick?

Linux
as root
Code:
dd if=slackware64-current.iso of=/destination(/dev/sdcx maybe) && sync
name of iso and point of destination is relative.

dd if=source of=destination && sync

Windows

one is
UNetbootin

best to so a full install when you get to that point.

to get you started after install
Slackware post install
Thanks for the answer. I did a little digging and found specific directions - from Alien - about how to carry out this task. Ref: slackware64-current/usb-and-pxe-installers/USB-README.txt (I think I got the name right).

Never hurts to have more than one way to do things. Thanks again.
 
Old 04-23-2017, 01:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answer. I did a little digging and found specific directions - from Alien - about how to carry out this task. Ref: slackware64-current/usb-and-pxe-installers/USB-README.txt (I think I got the name right).

Never hurts to have more than one way to do things. Thanks again.
k k
that is just the way i do dd and it works for me with the downloaded iso's

don't forget to just select a full install it might be a better idea beings that you're new at Slackware.

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Old 04-24-2017, 12:05 PM   #5
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A lot of install iso's are setup to where you can blip it on the storage device from the first bit which includes the MBR and partition table. Otherwise you need to setup a boot manager to use the image. Be it netbootin, easy2boot, grub, lilo, PXE, or whatever applies. But each new layer is another opportunity to fail.
 
  


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