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Old 11-25-2002, 09:43 PM   #1
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Slack current NFS install

Anybody know what floppies are required to do an NFS install with Slackware current? The Doc's don't seem clear.
What minimum ISO's are needed?
I don't have a cd burner- this works for me with Red Hat 8.
Old 11-25-2002, 10:29 PM   #2
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The nfs programs come in the tcpip1 package on diskn1. This package includes most of the tcpip stuff, are you sure you don't have it installed already? The binaries are in /usr/sbin by default.

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Old 11-26-2002, 05:47 AM   #3
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Well you will need an NFS server with the Slackware Packages on it and then just read the rootdisks/network.dsk.README

Here it is to save you looking for it.....

Supplemental Support Disk for installing from an NFS server

This is a version of the network disk for use with Linux 2.4.18 bootdisks.

WARNING! This is not a stand-alone installation disk. You will also need the
install rootdisks to install from an NFS source. Do not write protect the
supplemental network support disk.

1. Boot the bare.i bootdisk. This is a generic IDE kernel and is the correct
bootdisk to be loading network modules against. Don't try to use the net.i
disk, as the built-in drivers do not combine well with modules.

2. When prompted, load the install rootdisks starting with install.1.
These are the main installation disks.

3. After you're logged into the system with the username "root", you start
the network support system with the command "network". Then you'll be
prompted to take these actions:

o Insert the network.dsk support floppy
o Probe for the network card automatically (recommended), or load the
modules manually.
o Remove the network.dsk support floppy

4. Now you're ready to proceed with the installation as usual. If you
need to partition your drive with "fdisk" or "cfdisk", do that first,
otherwise go ahead and run "setup".


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