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Old 04-10-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
Kommander
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Question Slackware 13.37 & UNetbootin


I don't have a CD large enough to hold Slackware 13.37, so I've tried to install the OS with a 8GB flash drive and UNetbootin. I have tried multiple times with multiple versions of Slackware. It doesn't install LILO, and the installation just seems a bit faster than it should be. When I mount the partition where I installed the root directory I get two directories in return. What I'm trying to figure out is why it's not working for me. I've been searching for an answer for a week or less now.

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cfdisk /dev/sda

mkdir /slackware

mount /dev/sdb1 /slackware

setup
Am I missing a part of the process? I've read the documents. I'm reading them again now to see if I missed anything. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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maybe you can have better luck with the official usb installer

http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...README_USB.TXT

reading that document, I think you might be interested in alienBOB's usbimg2disk.sh script.

or, if you prefeer, you can use some mini-isos I prepared (using alienBOB's mirror-slackware-current script), mount the usb flash from there and choose "install from a pre-mounted directory".

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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I have never tried to install slackware, but I have used startup disk creator (usb-creator-gtk) on ubuntu and have installed Fedora 13/15, Ubuntu 10.04/11.10/12.04, Mint 11, BT5, and Debian to 4GB/8GB usb sticks.
I usually partition the drive, but it's not necessary to do that. I just do it for extra storage. I do however make sure that it is formatted to FAT32 where I will be installing the distro to. I use Gparted or the fdisk command, give it a little persistence for apps and what-not.

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:51 AM   #4
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I finally installed Slackware 13.37! It took me to 3:00am to finally figure out what I was doing wrong. @ponce: I used your mini-ISO to boot and my Windows partition to get the needed installation files. It actually worked this time.

Thank you,
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