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Old 02-13-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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How can I install Slack using a small partition and hugesmp.s

My CD-RW is broken and no floppies (not sure 2.6 would fit anyways). how can I install Slackware 12.2 on an unused 32mg partition using hugesmd.s or some other installer.

My partitions are:

hda1 - old /boot no longer used
hda2 - Debian Lenny
hda3 - swap
hda4 - were Slack is going

Thanks in advance.


If you need more info. or it just cant be done please tell me. You should be able to to boot the installer using lilo or grub.

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Old 02-14-2009, 04:44 AM   #2
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If your BIOS allows it you could try an USB or PXE (network) installation. See the BOOTING.TXT file and the /usb-and-pxe-installers directory on a Slackware 12.2's mirror.

The _alternate_Slackware_install_Guru_on_duty_ is Alien BOB

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Wooo Hooo I did it!

I'm writing this from Konqueror and Slackware 12.2.

Huge thanks to Woodsman who on another thread suggested a web site answered all my question.

A Slackware Desktop Enhancement Guide
Installing Slackware Without a CD Drive

Copyright Darrell Anderson.

What I had to do was extract files from the iso to one directory. Then put bzImage and initrd.img into /boot add it to lilo or grub. Tell the installer where to find the files.


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