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Old 09-06-2006, 03:01 AM   #1
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slack boot disc


the situation is i can't boot from floppy.
and i don't have an empty disc to create a bootable disc.
all i have is a 200 MB RW disc.
is there any way to create a bootable iso with just the installer and then install slackware packages from hard drive?


edit: somthing like netinst.iso on other distributions?

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Old 09-06-2006, 02:44 PM   #2
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Ok, try this one, it is 37MB in size, and it will allow you to install from a local harddisk partition, or from an NFS server:

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/pxe/...ni-install.iso

I'm currently testing it, but I have not had any problems with it so far (always installing from NFS so you'd be the first to install from a local disk - please feedback if it worked for you).
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:47 AM   #3
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i'll try it any moment when i have time, thanks

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Old 09-08-2006, 02:04 AM   #4
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well i tested it and it worked for installing from a local patition

the only minor bug i found was that it doesn't check if the slackware packages are actually there where i write them to be, at first i wrote that they where ../slackware-current/ instead of ../slackware-current/slackware/
so at the next screen where i was supposed to choose wich package series i want to install it showed only the A series, and when i pressed enter again it even pretended to install it and wrote that the instalation and configuration is complete.


all worked well when i wrote the right path
 
Old 09-08-2006, 03:16 AM   #5
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it doesn't check if the slackware packages are actually there where i write them to be, at first i wrote that they where ../slackware-current/ instead of ../slackware-current/slackware/
The Slackware installer has never behaved differently. This is not a bug, rather it is called "not reading what it clearly states on screen when you type the path" :-)

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