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Old 12-29-2005, 06:31 PM   #1
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Installing Slackware from Another Linux Install


Hello,

I have a windows partition on /dev/hdb1, a Ubuntu Linux partition on /dev/hda1 and a weird Windows-like partition marked bootable on /dev/hda2 (see below), as well as something empty on /dev/hdb4.

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root@piii800:/mnt/hda2# ls
boot.ini NTDETECT.COM ntldr System Volume Information

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joeyb@piii800:~/Desktop/slackware-d1$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 4772 38331058+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 * 4773 4864 738990 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/hdb: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 4865 39078081 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb4 * 1 1 0 0 Empty
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
What I want to do now, is take the Windows partition, /dev/hdb1, where the majority of my Windows files are stored, and install Slackware latest on it. I have the ISOs (I mounted them with a -o loop command, and they seem to work fine.). I want to do this without rebooting (meaning, bypassing any installers/whatever), for experience reasons

My idea, is I take the files from the CD (/isolinux?) and put them on the new partition, then point a GRUB boot-point at the kernel. Right? Now... how do I go about this? :P

Thanks,.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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i think iam too dumb but your Q is not too clear
 
Old 12-31-2005, 03:38 PM   #3
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You can't bypass installation/setup -yu won't get a running system.
Booting the slackware CD is safer that what you suggest, but...
you'd need to point GRUB to the Slackware kernel *and* initrd.gz from the slackware install CD1 -that's where 'setup' is.
 
  


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