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Old 03-06-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
Jair
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Installing via NFS


Ok, this is my first time trying too install Slackware, and I'm stuck. I've got Slackware-Current up on my server and shared via NFS.

Here's what I did:

1. Dopped bare.i onto a floppy with rawrite bare.i a:

2. Dropped color.gz onto a floppy with rawrite color.gz a:

3. One more time, this time with rawrite network.dsk a:

4. Booted off of the floppy with bare.i, hit enter at the boot prompt, it seemed to go ok

5. It prompted me for the root disk. I stuck in the one with color.gz and hit enter. It said

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0

After that, it just sat there and did abosultly nothing that I could see.

Could someone please tell me where I went wrong (and perhaps outline what I need to do to install off a NFS share). Thanks.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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color.gz is outdated I think.
You need to use the newer install.1 and install.2 images.

Take a look at this thread,
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=154049

You would just select to install from the network rather than CD during setup, I think. I don't recall exactly.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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These are the booting steps I used for nfs-install:

bare.i
<<ramdisk enter>>
install.1
install.2

After login as root, type network, make sure u have the network.dsk diskett handy if u used diskettes for booting. I used diskettes booting.

Btw, the network.dsk of last slackware-current (till now 06-MAR) still compiled for 2.4.24, while the boot/root-diskettes I used contains 2.4.25 and compiled with gcc-3.3 ?

So it just don't load the my rtl-8139too ethernet modules, bcoz of dependencies problem, I couldn't find the network.dsk any where yet, but the pcmcia.dsk seemed to contain 8139too.o.gz, I've managed to copy the network.sh script from the network.dsk into ramdisk and linked /lib/modules/2.4.25 to the /lib/modules/2.4.25 of the pcmcia diskett, then run the copied network.sh, and it loaded 8139too finally.

I got problem pinging the nfs-svr, but I can ping from nfs-svr to the box being installed, got rpc.portmap can not received on installing box. Still trying to figured out, ne idea ?
 
Old 03-06-2004, 09:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the help! I tried it with install.1 & install.2 and it seems to work ok. It didn't feed back any errors when I connected to my Slackware NFS share on my Win2k3 server, so thats a good sign.



kiko: Notta clue It loaded the sis900 for me just fine though. Good luck with it.
 
  


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