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Old 08-30-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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Can't get Zenwalk to install, What am I doing wrong. (maybe a mounting problem)

so I was reading up on how exactly to install Zenwalk. I am trying to install from a USB stick.

I used Unetbootin to make the USB bootable and loaded my gparted iso onto it. works fine, golden.

I successfully created partitions to my hard drive, a 20GB ext4, and a 2GB Linux-SWAP partition using gparted. So i now have that squared away.

Next I delete all the files from the USB. and use Unetbootin to load the Zenwalk 6.4 iso. works fine everything goes alright. I reboot the computer and am able to get into the setup. I exit the setup and start a shell and i use these commands.

mkdir /zenwalk (this gives me no output so i'm assuming thats good)
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb /zenwalk (also no output)

so i go through the setup targeting the partitions etc. it all looks good til I get to the final screen with premounted dir. since i am not trying to install from a CD seeing as how I am on an asus eee 1005PEB. I select the second option (forgot exactly what its said now) then I type /zenwalk in the box and hit enter. everything disappears from the screen and some shit rolls by really fast and then it asks me if i wanna reboot i say yes and it does. and it takes me back to the setup no matter how many times i do this.

Old 08-30-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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mount -t vfat /dev/sdb /zenwalk (also no output)
I'm not familiar with what you are trying to do, but that command can't be right. You need to mount a partition like so:

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb* /zenwalk

where the "*" corresponds to the partition number on the block device, /dev/sdb, eg:

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /zenwalk

if the partition on sdb you want to mount is the first primary partition on sdb.

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