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dude_228 09-04-2003 08:45 PM

Slackware LIVe Cd copy to harddrive
I have download the linux Live cd the slackware live cd
which boots of the cd
i love the size of it...

I am very intreated if i could copy this whole cd tro my hard drive
so the live slackware will boot of my harddrive
I donnot want to install slackware 9.0
just copy this live cd if possible

thank you

Hangdog42 09-05-2003 07:42 AM

You want to boot slackware off of your hard drive, but you don't want to install slackware........ That just isn't going to work. You've probably downloaded a Slackware-Live iso file, which is a file that describes where to put the pits in CD. It really isn't something that your hard drive or OS knows how to read. In order to make an iso useful, you have to burn it to a CD so the laser can turn all those pits into lovely 1's and 0's that your OS can understand.

So basically, you either have to live with booting from the CD, or you have to take the plunge and install Slack on your hard drive. There just isn't a middle way.

_gpf_ 09-05-2003 08:06 AM

That isn't entirely true. He can take the iso, burn it to a CD, copy the contents of the CD to his hard disk, and then set up config.sys/autoexec.bat such that it runs "linux.bat" (or whatever the linux start file is) and go from threre.

Slack Live does, after all, use the UMSDOS filesystem. (at least I'm pretty sure it does)

_gpf_ 09-05-2003 08:07 AM

From the website:


Q: Is it possible to install Slackware-Live to HDD?

A: Slackware-Live is not suited for installing to HDD. It's nature is to be a LiveCD. The better way is to install original Slackware Linux. Nevertheless, starting from it's possible to copy it to HDD and run it from there. Just copy all files from Slackware-Live CD to your disk's root folder (for example directly to C:\) and then make it boot, for example by running DOS from a diskette and starting C:\DOS\linux.bat, or by setting up lilo (see the lilo.conf example)

Hangdog42 09-05-2003 09:04 AM

OK, I stand corrected.

_gpf_ 09-05-2003 09:23 AM

Where in MD are you from? I would PM you but it won't let me?

Hangdog42 09-05-2003 10:11 AM

I'm in the wonderful metropolis of Rockville. Home of the Human Genome if you buy their marketing propaganda.

As for PM, you couldn't even if I let you. I'm at work and our firewall blocks such things.

_gpf_ 09-05-2003 10:21 AM

Ah. I grew up in Bel Air, MD and my family moved to Indiana in 1993. How are things out there?

Hangdog42 09-05-2003 01:51 PM

Wet. Very, very wet.

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