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Old 08-18-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Installation from usbdisk

Hello everyone,
I have problem with installation slackware from usbdisk.
I prepare my pendrive using LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.23.
Slackware setup launching very good but in SOURCE MEDIA SELECTION have a big problem.
In the Internet I search this instruction
""Boot the machine using the USB drive.

Before running setup, look up (with fdisk -l) which device your USB drive is. When installing, 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. "

and I follow then.

I use source /dev/sdb1 and when press ENTER i have MOUNT ERROR.

Thanks for help

Last edited by seba766; 08-18-2013 at 01:35 PM.
Old 08-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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On any Slackware install dvd (or cd I guess), you will find a directory called 'usb-and-pxe-installers'. Inside that you will find a script called ''. Use that to create your Boot-USB device.
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when I installed from USB I booted from the USB then, before I ran the installer, I created a directory under /mnt/ called something like /mnt/install then mounted the USB stick there. Then from the installer, selected the option to install from a pre-mounted directory.
I learned this from a thread on here but I can't find that thread now.
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try this
Old 08-31-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for reply
work in my computer solution with mounted disk in /mnt/install and with this solution i have new problem.
In PACKAGE SERIES SELECTION I have only A Base Linux system :/

installation ending in few seconds


after few try I see all option in PACKAGE ....
but installation in my computer spanned 5-10s and don't work

edit 2

change my source to hard disk and write /dev/sdb1 and follow /slackware.

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