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Old 03-20-2010, 04:37 PM   #16
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Here is a link to an ISO image (8 MB) and the files.

To install Slackware you will need three files from the CD.


Copy the files to the RAM disk after booting the Slackware setup CD and mounting the CD containing the files. Use the same directory names without the "/install" prefix. For example, copy "/install/sbin/dmraid" to "/sbin". NOTE: Both the folder name and the file name are "setup" so use "/usr/lib/setup" as the destination folder.

The "setup" script that I provided assumes that the volume name (set by the Intel BIOS configuration utility) is "Volume0". If you use a different volume name then edit "setup" and change "Volume0" to the correct name. You must prefix any spaces in the volume name with a backslash. For Example "My\ Disk".

After you install Slackware there are a number of steps required to boot from the RAID volume. Refer to the thread that I linked in my previous post. You will need to either build a custom kernel or modify the "makeinitrd" script to load the required modules for your hard RAID controller. You can install the "grub" package or use the "grub" files that I provided in the "install" directory.

Although the boot CD ISO that I provided is useful, it will not install Slackware. It is only a boot CD that will let you access the hard disk to build kernels and configure Slackware. Use the three files that I mentioned with the normal Slackware Setup CD to install Slackware.

With any kind of boot CD you can use "chroot" to change to the un-bootable hard disk installation and then make changes to allow booting. Refer to the post that I linked for more detailed commands.

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