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Old 05-30-2007, 07:28 AM   #1
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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 ). 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,
 
Old 05-30-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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Dunno exactly what you tried, but here's how to boot Window$:

Type this in at the grub prompt:
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rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
 
Old 05-30-2007, 07:39 PM   #3
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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.

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.

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Old 05-30-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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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 ?
 
Old 05-30-2007, 10:18 PM   #5
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For install from a hard drive is the most convienent and cheap way!

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

Thanks a lot,

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Old 06-01-2007, 06:04 AM   #6
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Hi, H_TeXMeX_H.

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

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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,
 
Old 06-01-2007, 11:28 AM   #7
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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.
 
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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 ). 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.
 
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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!
 
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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!
Hi,

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


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