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Old 05-28-2016, 12:48 AM   #61
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It looks right.

Maybe try grabbing it from a mirror instead of a torrent.

This is the one that I use, it's pretty quick:

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http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/slackware/slackware-iso/slackware64-14.1-iso/
 
Old 05-28-2016, 12:59 AM   #62
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Okay im trying the mirror. I was reading that an issue could be my uSB is not formatted to FAT32. I am not sure. But I am going to start with the mirror.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 02:11 AM   #63
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Still getting error no default or UI configuration. Not sure what is wrong
 
Old 05-28-2016, 02:27 AM   #64
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I tried renaming the syslinux directory etc.. but unable to. Gah its like rocket science trying to get this USB to work

I give up tonight.... I have been studying how to install Slackware, but damn the USB portion is a bitch. I dont know why its this hard. I have not deviated from any of the instructions.

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Old 05-28-2016, 08:03 AM   #65
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I tried renaming the syslinux directory etc.. but unable to. Gah its like rocket science trying to get this USB to work

I give up tonight.... I have been studying how to install Slackware, but damn the USB portion is a bitch. I dont know why its this hard. I have not deviated from any of the instructions.
After doing a quick search it seems that this is likely a Debian based issue, Ubuntu mainly. And if you are running Mint that might be the issue.

Are you sure that your computer can boot from USB? Someone over at #! might have a solution you can try by using the Plop boot manager if it is a USB booting issue.

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtop...361332#p361332
 
Old 05-28-2016, 09:07 AM   #66
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Hi Skaendo Thanks! Ill try to figure this alternative route. Yea I have been able to install via USB. I installed mint and bodhi via USB.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 10:06 AM   #67
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Another option to try would be to use Unetbootin to write the ISO to your USB. It should be available from the Mint software manager.

OR

You could try AlienBob's Slackware Live ISO, but if it's an issue with writing to USB then this likely would produce the same results.
 
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I been trying unetbootin, doesnt seem to find my drive. I am researching it now. A couple weeks ago I made a bootable USB for slackware. I was stupid enough to delete the files >.<

Ah So I have formated the USB to fat32. Now I can find it in unetbootin,but now it says I need to mount. Ill try to mount

I mounted it. Now writing to USB. I hope it works!! Fingers cross. I appreciate all the help here.

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Old 05-28-2016, 10:47 AM   #69
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Tried Unetbootin but get no OS when booting from usb then my current OS just starts.

So my options are to buy some DVDs to burn or if I can convince myself just order the expensive ass Slackware dvds lol.

I appreciate all the help here. You all have been helpful getting me to see things and try new things.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 11:13 AM   #70
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Read this post on Tom's Hardware:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answer....html#12118031
 
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:41 AM   #71
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I got it to work! I had to format to fat32 again and mount the usb then use unetbootin.

I'm trying to partition now on sector 1. I put +100G but it says out of range. I thought as suggested I could do 100 root 215 home 5 for swap. Did I miss something

I deleted the partition before attempting so that I only install slackware

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Old 05-29-2016, 02:02 AM   #72
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Strangely I got it to work in cfdisk.
It said I only had 250 g I just made root and swap partition. It's installing packages. Wish me luck! Seems like the boot loader failed to install. I think it has to do with my partitions.

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Old 05-29-2016, 03:25 AM   #73
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Install successful!!!!!
I could not have done it without the support on this thread. I have learned a lot about this process. Thank u all for the help. I just need to focus on setting up wireless connection now
 
Old 05-29-2016, 07:04 AM   #74
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Good to hear that you got it working!

Wireless should be as easy as making networkmanager executable then connecting from the system tray icon.

Code:
# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
 
Old 05-29-2016, 09:57 AM   #75
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Thank you Skaendo! I now have wifi. I am excited to finally install Slackware. Really wouldn't have installed it without the help here.

A box came up which I accidentally clicked out of that was going to save passwords. Now I cant find that dialog to save passwords, because I want my wireless password to be saved so I dont have to type it each time. Do you know what im referring to?
 
  


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