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battleship 05-30-2010 10:32 PM

using dd to make bootable slack usb
I'm trying to use alien bobs usb wiki to make a bootable usb slack installer. the syslinux part was easy and worked fine but adding the package tree has proved a bit confusing, I was trying to use the cp and mv commands to get the immages from my slack 13 iso but I had stumbled accross a way of using the dd command and can't seem to find the information again. Can someone point me to a link on this?

MS3FGX 05-30-2010 10:51 PM

USB installation has been officially supported since Slackware 12, so the information in the Wiki is probably redundant now. The pre-made bootable image and documentation on how to write it to your USB device is in the /usb-and-pxe-installers directory on the Slackware disc.

If you want to but both the installer and package tree on a USB drive, the easiest way would simply be to make two partitions on the device. The installer can be on the first partition, and the actual packages on the other.

hemp4fuel 05-30-2010 11:10 PM

You might check this if you want to install from a usb drive:

D1ver 05-31-2010 03:44 AM

I have had absolutely no problems installing Slackware from a USB stick using the standard Slackware dvd iso and Unetbootin.

Whether or not this is the -best- way i'm not sure but its pretty simple :)

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