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can i do it without a cd and just copy the vlinuz, initrd and the iso. edit my grub and boot? anyone tried installing slack without a cd? help please....
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    install the iso without a cd


    can i do it without a cd and just copy the vlinuz, initrd and the iso.
    edit my grub and boot?

    anyone tried installing slack without a cd?
    help please.

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    Not Slack but maybe this will help.
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    With some effort, you could probably get unetbootin to work with Slackware as well:

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

    Hope it works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    With some effort, you could probably get unetbootin to work with Slackware as well:

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

    Hope it works!
    no i think i don't need this as i'm already using fedora and mediapup. i just want to use slack in the 3rd partition since i'm trying to edit this Linux Live for CD & USB

    although its not required to use slack i just want to install it. my programming is just a crash course. so installing slack might give me a clear view on whats going on.

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    The Slackware installer is very versatile. It doesn't care where the packages are. Whether you get them over NFS, have an .iso file mounted or what have you.

    What I think should work is this:

    Assume:
    /dev/hda1 is the rootfs for Fedora
    /dev/hda2 is where you want Slackware

    Put all files: kernel, initrd and .iso on /dev/hda1
    Point a grub entry towards the Slackware kernel and initrd
    reboot and select Slackware

    Now the kernel and initrd get loaded. You now work from RAM, and the Slackware installer will give you a bash environment. Mount hda1, and mount the .iso
    Be sure not to mount anything under /mnt, rather you just make a special directory like /fedora

    Run setup, and it'll ask you where the path to the Slackware packages. So just direct it to the mount point of the .iso
    Sometimes it takes a little experimenting with the correct path. The installer expects you to point it at the directory that has the package collection (a/ ap/ d/ e/ f/ k/ kde/ kdei/ l/ etcetera) so the path would be something along these lines:
    /path/to/mountpoint/slackware/
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