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free_bird 11-27-2006 11:35 PM

Slackware install from a flashdrive?
I have a Dell Inspiron 5000. A laptop that's kinda old and the drive is finiky. It only works sometimes. I just bought a 1 gig, 2 gig, and 4 gig flash drives ( went crazy on black friday). Can I put slackware on one of those and install from them? I don't want to use the flashdrive for a live install. I want to transfer the files to the hd, set up the boot loader ect... so the computer will run by itself. Is this possible?

duryodhan 11-29-2006 08:12 AM

in the Slackware DVD ISo there is a folder miniiso-pxe-usb-installers
in that go to usb folder.
See the readme there, its pretty self explantory.
Thus you will have a bootable Slack USB drive. Put the remainin data from ISO into the 4 gig drive. And install ( I am not sure wether you can have both the data and the bootable drive on the same flash drive. try it out)

Alien Bob 11-29-2006 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by duryodhan
I am not sure wether you can have both the data and the bootable drive on the same flash drive

I have the script that creates just such a USB stick image but have not yet published it. I will though, soon.


shubb 01-04-2007 01:21 PM

Do you have this script ready yet? I want to make a bootable USB drive from a ISO image.

Alien Bob 01-04-2007 02:31 PM

Actually I posted everything to my website a few days after my above post... and then I forgot to tell.
You can get all of it here:

Note: read the accompanying README carefully. You should not have a need to modify the script, everything (file locations for instance) can be controlled using commandline variables.


shubb 01-04-2007 05:20 PM

It looks like this is based on making a Slackware install CD, correct? Is it possible to use this for other distro's too? I have another distro that I have to use for work, that I want to make a USB installer for.

Alien Bob 01-04-2007 11:40 PM

You can try.


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