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Old 10-02-2005, 04:35 AM   #1
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Installing Slackware from the Hard Drive!

I have Slackware CD1 files on my hard drive second partition.
When I run setup and it asks me for source, I give /mnt/hda2/slackware
Then It finds all the packages etc... But when It starts to install them, I get:
Now we are ready to configure your new Linux system...

It didn't install anything! What's wrong? I have the exact copy of the CD1! Have anyone try this installation method? Thank you!
Old 10-02-2005, 06:35 AM   #2
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You didn't mention what version of slackware you put on the harddrive but your profile lists 10.1. There was a problem with the version of dialog used in pkgtool, in that all packages were set to SKP, which was fixed with 10.2.

Suggest you replace ../a/pkgtool.......... with one downloaded from 10.2 or current.
Old 10-02-2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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Thank you!
Sorry, its 9.1! But I found a solution!
I mounted the drive where I wanted to install Slackware and used installpkg:
installpkg -root "/hda1" *.tgz
Old 10-29-2005, 08:28 AM   #4
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I am trying to do the same thing- install Slack from the hard disk. Except, I am not upgrading, I am doing a clean install onto some free space on my hard drive. The installation goes exactly how you described it: the system moves onto configuration without actually installing any packages!! I am a little new at this, so could you please describe again, in detail, what you did to overcome this obstacle?

Old 10-29-2005, 08:58 AM   #5
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I've done a couple of HDD installs of 10.2 without any problems.

Here's how I did it.

Download the packages from a server (not the ISO), placing them in exactly the same directories they came from "/a /d /e /x etc...). Then direct the installer to use the partition as your installation source after mounting it. Works like a charm.


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