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baboo
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: install from usb stick Reply with quote

I followed your postings on this topic in the forum but when I select /dev/sdb1 then "'/" I get error msg.

I download initrd.img but when I try to copy to usb stick it says read only file system.

A little guidance on how to get around this?

thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems you were reading some outdated post/topic...

All info is at
http://sms.it-ccs.com/isos/SMS-Current/README_USB.TXT

When setup ask you to choose source, choose
"Install from a USB Installer"

Been a while since I install from USB, I hope it ain't broken...
Also you need a fat32 formated USB stick for installer to work...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks will try that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that did not work. I get error that it cannot find usb drive when I select install from usb.

Gave up on that, just letting you know.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was disk formated with FAT32?
Installer search for a fat32 partition with slackware(64) folder...

I'll make a test myself to see if it's broken...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, formatted fat32.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just did a test install (installing packages as I write) from USB, and I can confirm it's working...

Did you follow procedure in
http://sms.it-ccs.com/isos/SMS-Current/README_USB.TXT ?
Code:
Required folders needed for the installer to work are

+ isolinux
+ kernels
+ slackware(64)
+ syslinux

and of course usbboot.bat or usbboot.sh.

Selecting source media
------------------------
During installation when you prompt to select source media choose
"Install from a USB installer" and continue with the installation as usual.
Installer will search all FAT32 partitions for slackware or slackware64
depending on your architecture


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did follow it, but will try again. Thanks for testing it.
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