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Old 08-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Setup sees only series "a"

I'm trying to install Slack64-current on a VM for testing purposes. I have the slackware64 directory on a partition that is visible during setup, but no matter if I choose the source as a partition, or mount prior to setup and select "mounted dir", the setup program only see series "a".

Any ideas? I've tried burning a DVD and using a thumbdrive. Setup still only sees the "a" series. All the other files are there in the identical folder structure as the mirrors, the permissions are the same as "a" and a spot check of Md5 sums is correct as well.
Old 08-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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Please show the full name of the directory you mounted, and the full patch which you typed as the "source" of Slackware packages.
Your issue is typical of having entered the wrong path.

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I suffered from a similar problem... VM boots, fetches package list, but only sees the "a" series.

As I was setting up both 32- and 64-bit VMs, I had accidentally used the 32-bit usbboot.img to boot what was supposed to become the 64-bit machine.

Hmm... I guess in a way this is just the "wrong path" problem seen from a different perspective :-)
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Thanks for the responses. I tried a number of things path combos to see if I could make the rest of the package sets show up. Nothing seemed to work.

When selecting "disk partition" as a source, I would use "/dev/sdb1". The only directory on /dev/sdb1 (when mounted) was /slackware64. So I tried both "/" and "/slackware64". The first option gave me the choice of only installing the "a" series, and the second option resulted in a "restart" or "ignore" dialog.

When selecting "mounted filesystem" as a source, I would mount /dev/sdb1 on /usb and then start setup. providing either /usb or /usb/slackware64 gave me the same results as above. I'm not sure there are any other options for the correct path. I could not think of anything else to try.

I searched for a -64current iso on the web and found one. When I booted the VM it complained about VT/x settings in the bios. I'm wondering if that might have been the issue all along. I made the same mistake as Cesare mentioned above. I was using a 13.37 32 bit boot image with as slackware64-current package set. Once I set the host bios correctly and booted with a 64 bit image, it worked fine.

Thanks for the responses.


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