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bijit1709 06-29-2007 05:17 PM

Installing slackware from a ntfs drive.
How can I install slackware from a windows partition? The filesystem is a ntfs. I have tried it but it gives an error that it cannot be mounted. Does anyone know how to do it or does it have to be a fat?

jschiwal 06-29-2007 05:44 PM

Can you get to a psuedo shell (usually [CTRL]-[ALT]-[F2]) and modprobe the ntfs driver? This depends on the ntfs driver being included in the boot system. A good timeto do this is when the install program stops to prompt you for the language. I haven't installed slackware, but they may outline the various installation types in a README file on the install disk.

Road_map 06-30-2007 05:23 AM

From "Installing from hard disk" screen:

You may install from FAT or Linux partitions.
So, i think is not possible.

erklaerbaer 06-30-2007 07:00 AM

jschiwal is correct. try to boot with huge26.s ; maybe the module is compiled in. otherwise you would have to copy the ntfs module out of the kernel-modules package and put it on a floppy or usb stick.

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