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I'm trying to install slackware 12.2 on my Asus1000HE via USB, I got the usb image file, followed steps as per alienBob and dd the iso files over, boot off ...
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    Installing Slackware on Asus1000HE


    I'm trying to install slackware 12.2 on my Asus1000HE via USB, I got the usb image file, followed steps as per alienBob and dd the iso files over, boot off the usb stick and get a nice "Missing Operating System" message, where am I going wrong?

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    hmm, are you sure you boot the USB first? check BIOS.

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    FIrst off I like the name...hackers was just on movies that dont suck lastnight, and yeah I'm positive about the booting to usb first.

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    1.Try to boot the USB on other computer
    2.Try different distro (if its bosible) - just to see if it boots
    3. You dont have a CDrom?

    Some distros have eeepc installations.

    PS: 10x

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    I don't know the alienbob steps you're referring to, but one of the easiest ways to create a USB install is with unetbootin.

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    I got the unetbootin, done the iso file and copied to 8gb flash drive. started the install okay....further there I had gotten previously. Although when it ask for source....this is where I am stuck at. Any ideas?

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    You're going to have to be way more specific than that. I don't use Slackware - I prefer more current software and package management with dependency resolution. Here is a pretty thorough guide to installing. You end up with an obnoxiously bloated system, in my opinion, but the initial installation part is good.

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    When using Unetbootin and it asks for the source, you'll have to specify whether it's from a hard drive file or from a download site (I've used Unetbootin in this fashion). If from a download site, then the source you'll need to specify is the URL of the mirror that holds the Slack image.
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    I got the unetbootin, done the iso file and copied to 8gb flash drive. started the install okay....further there I had gotten previously. Although when it ask for source....this is where I am stuck at. Any ideas?
    My impression is that he got it on the flash drive fine, but is stuck somewhere in the install. I was actually reading the link I posted, shockingly, I think the hold up is in selecting the Source Media. It offers CD/DVD, Harddrive, NFS, or Pre-Mounted Directory.

    There's a USB install tool for Slackware, which I think might have been what he was trying before. Seems like you should be able to install without it, probably via the pre-mounted directory option, but I really don't know. In Arch you could just mount USB /dev/sd(x) to /src. Does Slackware work the same?

    SnarkKnuckle, you might consider an easier distro to begin with.

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    In Arch you could just mount USB /dev/sd(x) to /src. Does Slackware work the same?
    I know there are ways to install to USB without the tool you're referring to. But I've never installed to a thumb drive. Looking for the link now...
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