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Old 03-11-2009, 08:12 PM   #16
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Yep, there's always been a swap partition selected, first I do is ADDSWAP.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 08:11 PM   #17
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Try to put Slack onto USB the way I did it...(see above)....
Not bootable.
And yes, the bootable flag was ticked.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 04:32 AM   #18
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Did you put the ldlinux.sys (syslinux) in the USB?
did you put the "/" in front of everything?
OK-here's the Syslinux.cfg(was isolinux.cfg).
Code:
default hugesmp.s
prompt 1
timeout 1200
display /message.txt
F1 /message.txt
F2 /f2.txt
label huge.s
  kernel /huge.s/bzImage
  append initrd=/initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw SLACK_KERNEL=huge.s
label hugesmp.s
  kernel /hugesmp.s/bzImage
  append initrd=/smp/initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw SLACK_KERNEL=hugesmp.s
label speakup.s
  kernel /speakup.s/bzImage
  append initrd=/initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw SLACK_KERNEL=speakup.s
And see the screenshot for how I setup the folders.
Remember to move everything from the isolinux folder up to the top, and everything in the kernels folder up to the top too-then delete those 2 folders.
My USB works fine this way-and is how I boot when I accidently overwrite Lilo.
Here's the original isolinux.cfg-
Code:
default hugesmp.s
prompt 1
timeout 1200
display message.txt
F1 message.txt
F2 f2.txt
label huge.s
  kernel /kernels/huge.s/bzImage
  append initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw SLACK_KERNEL=huge.s
label hugesmp.s
  kernel /kernels/hugesmp.s/bzImage
  append initrd=smp/initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw SLACK_KERNEL=hugesmp.s
label speakup.s
  kernel /kernels/speakup.s/bzImage
  append initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw SLACK_KERNEL=speakup.s
Note-this is the netinstall iso found here- ( http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/mini/12.2/ )
I just extracted the iso to a folder-rearranged things like I said earlier in this post, and it boots fine-'cept you must guide Slack to the USB as it won't auto-recognize like a CD.

Last edited by linus72; 03-25-2009 at 09:16 PM.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 07:46 AM   #19
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Yep, did everything you said, STILL not bootable..it asks to please insert a bootable floppy and try again [heh, as if my laptop had a floppy drive]. The only different thing between your screenshot and mine is that yours has a TOOLS folder, and mine as a sbootmgr folder...

I don't understand! Ubuntu installs just fine every single time, but Slack does not...and I'm tired of Ubuntu Anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks again for all the help thus far and sticking with me. This is getting pretty silly though.

EDIT: Wait. Is syslinux.cfg supposed to be a plain text document? Because after editing, that's what mine is. Other than that, the folders and a few readme files, I don't see the difference between your stick and mine...

Last edited by 27thSunshine; 03-13-2009 at 07:51 AM.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 08:31 AM   #20
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Hmmmmmm...
Did your check your BIOS and make sure you can boot from USB?
And the boot flag is on?
The only time mine ever says "not a bootable floppy" is when I have a non-bootable floppy in my floppy-drive-This might be your problem-Is something telling your laptop that it has a floppy-drive-?
Maybe the floppy boots 1st?
About the syslinux.cfg-I just edit the already there isolinux.cfg and "rename" it syslinux.cfg-is that what your doing?
My syslinux.cfg is executable by default 'cause it's really a re-named isolinux.cfg-This might be your issue too...
Sounds to me like your laptop "thinks" it has a floppy that's not there and/or it's set to boot floppy first...?
Tell me if anything works..

Last edited by linus72; 03-13-2009 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 01:11 AM   #21
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Haaaa...okay. I'm FAR too embarrassed to admit what the problem was, but I'll just say that it was me. But I successfully got Slack onto this computer! Whoo! And trust me. It's never coming off ever again ever.

I'm a moron. Complete dipshit.

Thank you SO MUCH for sticking with me so long and going out of your way to help out <3
 
  


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