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Old 03-08-2003, 12:59 AM   #1
Registered: May 2002
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Distribution: Slackware 9, FreeBSD 5.1, Gentoo 1.4
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slack 9.0 rc1 install

Unfortunately for my laptop, the cdrom died and i havent been able to find a boot disk that works to ftp the entire current dir off my other machine. now my stupid ^%# formated / thinking for a clean install and took the current dir with it. are there any boot disks out there that will setup dhcp and ftp serv so i can get it back over? or has anyone come up with a bootnet.img like rh or mdk so i can just install from an ftp?
Old 03-10-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Use NFS instead of FTP.

1) Create the bootdisks. I'm not sure about 9.0, but for the beta you needed bare, install1, install2, and network.

2) Use the bootdisks.

3) Once you login as root, type: network. It'll search for the network disk and prompt you for it. Put it in and hit enter. Hit enter again to scan for your ethernet card. Once it's finished hit enter again and you can remoe the disk.

4) Make sure the "other machine" has nfsd running and the directory that has slack on it is in the /etc/exports file.

5) Install on the laptop like normal selecting NFS as the install source. You'll probably have to specify an IP address for the laptop as well as for the nfs server.

That should work for you. I've done this several times and this method is my favorite.

Good luck.


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