LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-22-2006, 03:15 PM   #16
shenberry
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Distribution: Slackware 11
Posts: 42

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

Quote:
Originally Posted by hitest
after mounting the second install cd.
That could be another problem i running it off of the dvd iso i was to lazy to dl all 6 cds so i just waited for that one big file to dl. Another thing my friend said he made is own kernel and doesn't know how to help me with it since i have scsi lol. What are friends for lol.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 05:34 PM   #17
hitest
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,968

Rep: Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by shenberry
That could be another problem i running it off of the dvd iso i was to lazy to dl all 6 cds so i just waited for that one big file to dl. Another thing my friend said he made is own kernel and doesn't know how to help me with it since i have scsi lol. What are friends for lol.
For the kernel modules on huge26.s you will just need to mount your DVD after the install and navigate to the directory on the dvd which has the kernel modules, the directory is /extra
My procedures should work the same for the DVD.
When you log-on as root type:

#mount /mnt/dvd

That will mount your dvd. Then you will need to navigate to your dvd

#cd /mnt/dvd

go to the extra directory on your dvd and install the packages I mentioned before. To install the packages you will use the installpkg command

p.s. Just for the heck of it I tried installing the 2.6.18 kernel on one of my Slackware boxes. It worked fine:-)
 
Old 11-28-2006, 09:16 AM   #18
shenberry
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Distribution: Slackware 11
Posts: 42

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Sorry for bringing this post alive, but I would just like to say thanks for the help I gotten to the point where I am familiar with Linux aka I never installed it before just used it lol, but I have also done some reading on Swap Partitions.

During my setup i failed to create a swap partition, from reading the help file it seemed like only people with low memory would benefit from this one. I have a gig of Ram is it necessary that I have a swap partition. Thank You.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:27 AM   #19
hitest
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,968

Rep: Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186Reputation: 2186
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by shenberry

I have a gig of Ram is it necessary that I have a swap partition. Thank You.
Yes. You need a swap partition.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:08 PM   #20
SyIwam
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question How install slackware from SCSI cdrom that don't boot

Hi! I have a pentium 166 with Adaptec Scsi card. My first scsi hard disk drive is on the id 1 and my scsi cdrom is on id 3. I have make a boot disk with the kernel adaptec.s for installing Slackware 11 because my computer wan't boot from the cdrom.

When I boot with the floppy disk I have the prompt boot:

I'm a new user of Linux.

How can I tell to load the cdrom to start the install of Slackware ? I's a new installation

Should I mount my cdrom ?

Thank you !

SyIwam
 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:48 PM   #21
shenberry
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Distribution: Slackware 11
Posts: 42

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hehe I done the swap partition with three others since lol, sorry for asking a noob question like that it does the same function as dumprep in windows, so I see the reason for it now.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:56 PM   #22
TNWestTex
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: Tennessee
Distribution: current, rawhide
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 16
SyIwam
You need to make the floppy disks install.1 install.2 from the rootdisks directory on the cdrom. They can be made from windows with the RAWRITEXP.EXE program or other RAWxxx.EXE as appropriate on the CD. They will install enough of a system that you can continue from your CD. The setup program should find your cdrom drive. Typically your hard drive would be /dev/sda and the cdrom /dev/sdb. With just the boot disk you can't mount as there is no file system on the drive until the install process builds it. The file rootdisks/README.txt will assist you.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:11 AM   #23
SyIwam
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Wink Should I put some parameters

Quote:
Originally Posted by TNWestTex
SyIwam
You need to make the floppy disks install.1 install.2 from the rootdisks directory on the cdrom. They can be made from windows with the RAWRITEXP.EXE program or other RAWxxx.EXE as appropriate on the CD. They will install enough of a system that you can continue from your CD. The setup program should find your cdrom drive. Typically your hard drive would be /dev/sda and the cdrom /dev/sdb. With just the boot disk you can't mount as there is no file system on the drive until the install process builds it. The file rootdisks/README.txt will assist you.
Ok but after booting with the boot disk, should I press the ENTER key to start the install.1 and the install.2 floppy disk or if I should enter some parameters ?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fc3 install doesnt install grub properly onto sata drive sabo Linux - Newbie 4 02-03-2007 05:04 PM
How to install teh rest of the Linux packages from USB drive after install? ArchW Linux - Newbie 4 03-07-2006 09:43 AM
Make Install xmms-plugin install fail - deb sarge Khepri Linux - Software 2 02-18-2006 11:05 PM
SuSE 9 Install Freezes when swapping CDs during VMWare based Install barkout SUSE / openSUSE 2 02-09-2006 08:36 AM
How do I re-install an operatingsystem? Corrupted install. Yast wont load. URGENT.thx CrewXp SUSE / openSUSE 5 05-09-2005 01:07 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration