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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.

http://personalpages.bellsouth.net/e/r/erikfl/bootcd/

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

/install/sbin/dmraid
/install/lib/libdevmapper.so.1.02
/install/usr/lib/setup/setup

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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