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Old 07-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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installer problem in current

i ve installed several versions of slackware within the last years via an istallation disk so the whole procedure isnt new to me. this time i want to install from an iso image of current via usb stick as boot medium but got a funny result.

the usb-boot image inside the current iso worked. after booting from usb i mounted /dev/sda6 to /mnt, the partition where the iso image of current is laying. then i created a new directory /u and mounted the iso via

mount -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/r/dl/slackware....iso /u

listing /u showed that it was really mounted.
afterwards i started the installer and defined the root disk /dev/sda1, swap space /dev/sda2, and /home /dev/sda3. the disk itself was already partitioned.

as installation source i selected previously mounted disk and gave /u to the setup programm. then i selected the package groups (+kde-internationalisations -games) and then the installation modus "menue" because i allways select several additional packages.

immediately after this the installer told me to restart the computer because everything was installed.

after leaving the installer neither /mnt nor /u contained any files. df told me that both werent mounted.

mounting both again and running the setup results in the same phenomenon exept that /dev/sda6 is still mounted on /mnt afterwards.

what did i do wrong this time, is the installation with an usb stick as boot medium so different to an installation with a dvd?

Old 07-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Though not very likely the problem, please mount your installation source to somewhere other than /mnt because /mnt will be used as installation destiation.

BTW, there is a Slackware - Installation subforum.

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:29 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by guanx View Post
Though not very likely the problem, please mount your installation source to somewhere other than /mnt because /mnt will be used as installation destiation.
Oh, but it will most likely be the source of the OP's issue! This is what the installer tells you if you want to use a pre-mounted directory:

OK, we will install from a directory within the current
filesystem. If you have mounted this directory yourself,
you should not use /mnt or /var/log/mount as mount points,
since Setup might need to use these directories.  You may
install from any part of the current directory structure,
no matter what the media is (including NFS). You will need
to type in the name of the directory containing the 
subdirectories for each source disk.

Which directory would you like to install from?
If I need to mount something in the installer, I usually do a "mkdir /alien" and mount there.



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