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wiki:talk:slackware:usbboot [2006/09/28 15:47]
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wiki:talk:slackware:usbboot [2009/10/04 03:23] (current)
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 +You can also install from a usb pendrive. This is particularly useful if you have a high speed usb 2 port and a fast pendrive. After booting with the pendrive inserted, check that it is recognized with the dmesg command. 
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 +The device file will most likely not be in the /dev directory. To create the device file, first find out what the major and minor numbers are by looking at the partitions present:
 +
 +<code>cat /proc/partitions</code>
 +
 +If you have sata, you might get something like this:
 +<code>
 +   8     0  244198584 sda
 +   8     1    7166848 sda1
 +...
 +   8    80    3923456 sdf
 +   8    81    3923440 sdf1</code>
 +
 +Create the device file with mknod:
 +
 +<code>mknod /dev/sdf1 b 8 81</code>
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 +Then create a directory to mount on (NOT in the /mnt directory) and mount the pendrive:
 +
 +<code>mkdir /install
 +mount /dev/sdf1 /install</code>
 +
 +Partition your harddrive, and run setup. When asked what source, choose to install from a mounted directory....
 +
 +(You can place this in the article if you think it relevant)
 +
 +Jim Doepp
 +
 +==================================
 +
 +> Thank you for your article, but, can you please make a quick attempt to include a tutuorial 'for the rest of us' (ie.- simple enough for the win savvy but linux beginner) that explains method two; booting slackware from one location. The method given above by Jim shed some light on the matter, but I want to be able to do so in a win environment if possible, otherwise I am going to need to interpret how to do it from a linux environment in a win environment.... enough, I'm not going io try to sound smart. 
 +
 +> Jeromy Boyd
 +
 +Hi! What do you mean by "//booting slackware from one location//"?\\ 
 +--- //Eric (Tue Nov 18 19:46:02 UTC 2008)//
 +
 +
 +==================================
 +
 +Hi Alien!
 +
 +I wrote a simple script that installs lilo into a USB stick with several partitions. One of them can have the Slackware tree.
 +
 +Here is a nano-HOWTO: [[http://stoa.usp.br/oda/weblog/63591.html]]
 +
 +Oda
 +
 +2009-10-04 00:01
 +

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