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Old 03-31-2005, 11:11 AM   #1
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Problem in install slackware through harddisk

Hi all,

This is the first time I install slackware. And I choose it because it uses 2.4.x kernel as default.

Since I am going to install it from harddisk. I download all the bootdisk and rootdisk and also pcmcia.dsk network.dsk. Then I use bootdisk to setup. I mount the iso files after login root. and everything goes fine untill choose to full installation(cost about 3 GB), after that it immediately show a screen that all the packages have installed and please reboot.

I dont know what's happening but there should be a procedure which will at least cost a few minits I think.

Or maybe I should uncompress all the source file from the 2 isos? for harddisk installation? other distribs dont need to do that.

Any advice?


Old 03-31-2005, 11:02 PM   #2
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It does that because you don't have the path to installation files set correctly. For instance, suppose you have them mounted at /mnt/slackware, you'd need to set the path to /mnt/slackware/slackware. You point the installer to the directory containing the "a", "ap", "d", and so on directories, not the top level directory.
Old 04-01-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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It seems like the key to this problem.
I will try later.

thanks again.



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