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Hey guys, i am in dire need of some advice. I have been working on installing Slackware to use on my MacBook Pro (late 2011 version). I am not putting ...
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- 05-11-2012 #1
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- May 2012
Slackware install problem
- 06-08-2012 #2
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- Jun 2012
hello there! i don't own a mac and don't know if it matters. i can describe what i did on my netbook that hasn't an optical drive. i went to a mirror and downloaded the file .../slackware-13.37/usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img.
than i made a bootable usbstick with it using unebootin (it exists for win and linux. there must be something for mac to do it). after that i booted it and made a network full installation. when setup allowed me i created a syslinux bootstick and i didn't install lilo at the end of the process.
so i have a machine that boots its windows partition unless i plug the usb stick from wich i can boot linux. now i realize your setting is different. you can do a network installation on your external drive with all the bootloader, but i think i understood reading about the topic that you can still have a boot failure from the internal drive if the externel one is unplugged.
a way to prevent this and still install lilo on the external drive is by deactivatig the internal one from bios or fisically remove it before the installation process.