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Some one may be can help me. I was install slackware 11 on my USB storage (1GB) with Qemu, and get about 123Mb of installation system. I have install lilo ...
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    Slackware on USB Storage


    Some one may be can help me.
    I was install slackware 11 on my USB storage (1GB) with Qemu, and get about 123Mb of installation system.
    I have install lilo on MBR (/dev/sda). The problem, after all of instalation step is done, and boot my computer from USB, my computer can't but and display showing 99 99 99 99 99......... caracter.
    Please help me.
    Thanks for response

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    Please provide more information , what i don't understand is you said you installed Slackware in a USB ,so where you are using the Q emulator ?

    another thing,it's to make sure that your BIOS support booting from the USB port.

    one question also, you can boot your machine from the Primary hard drive without problem ?
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    In My Computer i have Ubuntu 7. and i was install Slacware 11 on USB Storage (Flash Disk) with Qemu on Ubuntu 7.
    Yes My Computer Supprting boot from USB. I have success install Pendrive Linux and booting from Flash Disk in My computer.
    Yes i can boot my computer with primary HDD without problem.
    Thanks.
    I just want make linux system on my Flash Disk, but i don't like pendrive, because installed system so big, and use vfat as file system.

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    Okay i understand what you mean,

    i think the problem is related to the kernel 2.4.33 wish comes by default in slackware wish comes without a initrd ram devise , and also is recommended to use kernel 2.6.x for these kind of stuff.

    you can choose to use the kernel 2.6.17.13 from slackware extra directory in the DVD.
    boot in your Ubuntu ,
    boot slackware in the usb key using Q emulator.
    see the output of fdisk -l

    extract the two files kernel-generic and the kernel modules,
    put the kernel modules in /lib/modules
    put the kernel image in /boot/
    make initial ram image:

    mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.17.13 -m jbd:ext3 -f ext3 -r /dev/sda1 (i believe that you use ext3 )
    a file should be produced in /boot called initrd .
    configure lilo to use the new kernel image and the inirtd
    run lilo -M /dev/sda.

    careful in all these stuff i we don't want to break the ubuntu installation directory.
    reboot and pray.

    Hope this help

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    boot slackware in the usb key using Q emulator.
    I don't no how to boot Slackware on flash, because while i boot the linux, on screen just out 99 99 99 99 99 99 caracter.

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    Configure Q emulator for direct linux boot once you mount the usb key under Ubuntu
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