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    Installing from usb?

    Hey I just got the dvd for 12.2 finally and I go to install it and naturally something doesnt work and i figure out its my dvd drive isnt working right for some reason but idk its odd cause it wont boot the disc or any disc I tried to boot from its a benq idk if thats a great brand or anything probably not. I was wondering if I could just copy the contents of the slackware 12.2 dvd to my flash drive and tell bios to boot from that and install it?

    oh and I forgot to mention if I boot into my windows drive it reads the disc enough to let me open and look at the contents of the dvd... idk whats going on with the drive.

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    You can't just copy the contents of the iso file to a flash drive. You need a bootloader. I would try using unetbootin as an easy way to get a bootable usb drive. However, slackware isn't listed as supported, so it may not work.

    More info on booting slackware from a usb here: Install Slackware using a bootable USB stick - Alien's Wiki

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    Thanks my dvd drive started working again mysteriously.. only I got plagued by a new issue.. I probably should post a new thread pertaining to it though so others can find it if they encounter it.

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