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brave heart 05-30-2007 08:28 AM

Installation failure from dvd.iso in hard drive.
 
Hi, all

I'm a newbie of slackware.

And I tried to install slack from hard drive(with dvd.iso which passed the md5sum check, and also down from our linuxquestions source :D). Firstly I put the .iso in my hda5(I have a XP OS and hda1 is the windows systems drive) and unrar bzImage and initrd.img also here. After I use grub to install the slack(also mount the hda5 drive), I got a very fast installation success report.

And obviously, I didn't successfully install the slack. Now, I can only go into the grub screen after reboot and can't even go into windows to look the readme file of slack.

Pls help!

Thanks,

H_TeXMeX_H 05-30-2007 02:41 PM

Dunno exactly what you tried, but here's how to boot Window$:

Type this in at the grub prompt:
Code:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot


brave heart 05-30-2007 08:39 PM

Thanks, H_TeXMeX_H. I tried your way and it works well.

What I mean is I'm trying to install slackware11 from dvd.iso in local hard drive. Any suggestion is appreciated. :D

Some steps as following:
Code:

kernel (hd0,4) /bzImage
initrd (hd0,4) /initrd.img
boot

then choose"setup"to install slackware.

In"Source Media Selection", I choose"Install from a hard drive partion", and the installation process is very fast and not successful actually.

H_TeXMeX_H 05-30-2007 11:05 PM

Technically, it should work, but I've never done it, and I don't quite know the right way to do it.

Why can't you just install off a CD or DVD ?

brave heart 05-30-2007 11:18 PM

For install from a hard drive is the most convienent and cheap way! :D

Or, do you have any suggestions on "Source Media Selection" -> "Install from a pre-mounted directory"?

Thanks a lot,

brave heart 06-01-2007 07:04 AM

Hi, H_TeXMeX_H.

It seems few people once to install dvd.iso from hard drive! What a pity!

Quote:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
Above way is good enough, however, I need to type it every time whenever I want to boot into XP. Is there anyway let me boot into XP from the grub choose screen?

Thanks, :D

H_TeXMeX_H 06-01-2007 12:28 PM

Yes, once you install Slackware, you can install grub again, and this time with a 'menu.lst' somewhere on that partition. Then you can change the settings to boot both OS.

onebuck 06-02-2007 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brave heart
Hi, all

I'm a newbie of slackware.

And I tried to install slack from hard drive(with dvd.iso which passed the md5sum check, and also down from our linuxquestions source :D). Firstly I put the .iso in my hda5(I have a XP OS and hda1 is the windows systems drive) and unrar bzImage and initrd.img also here. After I use grub to install the slack(also mount the hda5 drive), I got a very fast installation success report.

And obviously, I didn't successfully install the slack. Now, I can only go into the grub screen after reboot and can't even go into windows to look the readme file of slack.

Pls help!

Thanks,

Hi,

If I get your meaning then the loop device is the way to go. Look at this LQ thread for HD install.

The loop device is a easy and cheap way to install.

brave heart 06-03-2007 09:24 PM

Thanks, H_TeXMeX_H and onebuck.

And I tried the onebuck's way, it seems work.

I think I miss the"loop"issue in the mount process!

Special thanks to onebuck once again! :D

onebuck 06-04-2007 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brave heart
Thanks, H_TeXMeX_H and onebuck.

And I tried the onebuck's way, it seems work.

I think I miss the"loop"issue in the mount process!

Special thanks to onebuck once again! :D

Hi,

Glad you got the system installed. And yes the loop device is the cheap an easy method for installing.


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