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Old 09-10-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
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Install Slackware 13 (Usb) to my eee


So i followed these instructions http://wiki.eeeuser.com/slackware to get the install to work but now i have a problem. I mounted the directory correctly because when i cd in to it, i can eee the files of my usb. But when i get to the install menu and it asks what package and how i want to install, no matter what i picked it installs in 2 secs. So i chose newbie, advanced, menu, etc it would just say Setup Complete in two seconds, of course when you reboot, it didn't install anything.

And help?
 
Old 09-10-2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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Did you read this line:
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I mounted an ISO of Slackware's install disk 1 on my desktop PC, and then shared that over my network via Samba.
In order to install Slackware you will need a local NFS/HTTP/FTP server or another
Slackware package source like a prepared local harddisk partition. The packages of
the system are not on that USB stick, just the installer.

Read Alien Bob's Install Slackware using a bootable USB stick

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Old 09-10-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
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I am confused, i downloaded the full 4gb dvd of 86 Slackware 13. Are you saying that 4 gb iso does not contain the files needed to install Slack?

Also, i am using a Asus 1005ha, which linux as a whole seems to have problems with the ethernet/wifi, so i cannot use a net installer.

*edit*how do i make the "prepared local harddisk partition"?

*edit2* when i typed "network" into the console it said "SUCCESS: found card using 3c59x protocol -- modules loaded"...what does that mean? Did it install the ethernet card or the wifi card, etc?

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iball8888 View Post
I am confused, i downloaded the full 4gb dvd of 86 Slackware 13. Are you saying that 4 gb iso does not contain the files needed to install Slack?
It does contain all the files, but you must make them available to the installer.

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Also, i am using a Asus 1005ha, which linux as a whole seems to have problems with the ethernet/wifi, so i cannot use a net installer.
Below you report it found your card using 3c59x protocol. On my ThinkPad T61 this
is the driver the installer uses for this NIC:
Code:
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
Once Slackware64-13.0 is installed it uses e1000e.

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*edit*how do i make the "prepared local harddisk partition"?
Read the link you posted again. If you have mounted the ISO image and copied the
files to another partition of your USB stick, where are those files?

If your USB stick is large enough, you can put the USB installer on the first
partition, and then the Slackware files from the ISO on another partition. If
that isn't available, you can put them on a partition of your hard drive. The
installer has a screen that says "SOURCE MEDIA SELECTION" and this is where
you have your prepared Slackware files. (See attached image. It is highlighted
at NFS, which I install from, but shows other choices.)

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*edit2* when i typed "network" into the console it said "SUCCESS: found card using 3c59x protocol -- modules loaded"...what does that mean? Did it install the ethernet card or the wifi card, etc?
You just setup your wired NIC to be used by the installer. That is necessary if
you will be installing from NFS/HTTP/FTP, using the dropbear installer, or for a
PXE installation. They don't all start the same, though. But not if from an USB
stick or another partition of the hard drive, you don't need to load the NIC
modules.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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ok i am going to try what you said, here are my steps that i will follow, are these right?

mount usb to a folder, and copy contents of usb to main disk

*edit* i try to cp -R all the files from the usb to the harddrive but after a minute or so i get a return saying "Killed" and when i try to do setup or etc, it just says "Killed" and then i have to reboot.

By the way if you haven't caught on yet, i am a newbie to Linux.

*edit2* I made two partions, sda1 (main) sda5(small 8gb partition) on my hdisk. I want to take the contents of the usb and put it on the other 2nd partion but it wont let me mount it. It says sda5 isnt on fstab, i don't know how i am supposed to put the files on another partion.

*edit 3* Nevermind, I installed it, i will make a tutorial on what i did later. Thanks for your help

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Old 10-18-2009, 04:54 PM   #6
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You can use unetbootin. :-)

Unetbootin will turn the slackware iso file (+usb stick) into a live bootable dvd that you can plug into the usb holes on your machine to boot slackware.

You do not need a server to install from. Maybe using those instructions, but I would never do that.
I've installed slackware tons of times onto my eee and I never needed an external server from which to do a net install of the distro.

iball8888: Slackware is a good choice to start learning on.

press escape or whatever you do to determine the boot order of devices on your machine, after you have loaded the slackware installation dvd (after making it bootable from a usb stick with unetbootin)

go through the steps to get logged in.
then run a df -h to determine which device your usbstick is. (/dev/sdb1 or whatever)

you can then setup the partitions you want to use on the system with fdisk by typing fdisk /dev/sda (whatever your target device)
use the standard key presses to create your partitions "n" for new "p" for primary, select the size of the partition you want. and repeat as necessary ending with a "w" to write the partition table.

Then begin the installation by typing setup at the prompt.
While setting the source medium, try to remember which device was your usb stick when you ran df -h.
You will provide the installer with the device/partition that is the location of the installation medium. you will tell it /dev/sdx*
x=a,b,c,d *=partition 1,2,3. most likely something like /dev/sdb1
then it will ask the location on that partition. most likely you will just type slackware and press enter.

You should be well on your way to generating a lot more questions.
 
Old 02-17-2011, 02:02 PM   #7
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Same problem here

Quote:
Originally Posted by iball8888 View Post
So i followed these instructions http://wiki.eeeuser.com/slackware to get the install to work but now i have a problem. I mounted the directory correctly because when i cd in to it, i can eee the files of my usb. But when i get to the install menu and it asks what package and how i want to install, no matter what i picked it installs in 2 secs. So i chose newbie, advanced, menu, etc it would just say Setup Complete in two seconds, of course when you reboot, it didn't install anything.
I am having the same problem as the original poster. I used Unetbootin to generate a bootable USB stick based on the Slackware 13.1 ISO. It copied all the files over, I checked.

I booted from the USB stick, formatted a partition, everything went fine.

Then I ran 'setup', configured the target (/dev/sda3) and, of course, I could not select CD ROM as source. So I switched to another console and created /mnt/usb, mounted /dev/sdb1 in that directory, ran 'ls' to make sure all the CD ISO content was there, fine, went back to the first console, selected the last option, "Install from a pre-mounted directory." I typed in /mnt/usb and hit Enter.

Setup seems to have accepted that source. It displayed the package selection menu, I excluded Emacs and left everything else, pressed Enter and... After 2 seconds, setup told me the job was done, I could reboot and enjoy. Of course, nothing was installed. What did I do wrong?!!

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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I just found a solution by myself. Instead of using option 6 "Install from a pre-mounted directory," I selected option 2 "Install from a hard drive partition" and typed in /dev/sdb1. It is not a hard drive, it's a USB key, but Slackware liked that option and installed.
 
  


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