Installing Slackware 9 iso without a burner
I downloaded the slackware iso and do not have a burner. The boot disk works but the root disk hangs.
Slackware Installation FAQ's suggests you issue these commands:
mkdir -p /dos
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /dos
mknod /dev/loop0 b 7 0
mount -o loop /dos/install.iso /INSTALL
Which I tried but failed.
1stly. I don't understand what it does
2ndly. It complains loop0 already exists. So does loop1.
How do I get around this?
I am currently trying to get an operating system that meets the following objectives:
1. Stable and Efficent
2. Secure - in fact a bloody fortress
3. Supports all my current hardware
4. Is a development environment. Such as hosts jsp's. Eventually share on Samba and nfs but leave that for now.
5. Does chew up my finite time to setup or maintain
6. Teaches me OS clobber. Not neccessarily gentle way but rather in a way that does not make me very confused.
In order to achieve this I was reccomended Slackware. However since I have never really used unix to this depth I decided to install redhat iso 9 which works. even managed to get the boot sector working.
From here I am going to install Slackware 9 and ultimately Linux From Scratch. The machine must remain a multi boot with windows.
Also if you could suggest help, or at least point me in the right direction it will be appreciated.
I would also like comment on quality, content or presentation of posting.
Re: I need installation help
Summarized from http://www.cpqlinux.com/dev.html, this creates a device node for the loopback interface.
b is for a block type (CD rom, drives, etc) - as opposed to c for character (terminal window, etc)
7 is the major number or which driver to call (similar to IRQ)
0 is the minor number which tells the driver which device you want
You only need to create them if they don't already exist, and it sounds like yours already do.