slackware as utility usb stick



captain-sensible

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start here :


First stage download slackware.zip by left click of mouse on "slackware.zip" above.
navigate to Downloads should be in there.

bash-5.0$ cd Downloads
bash-5.0$ pwd
/home/andrew/Downloads
bash-5.0$ ls --color
slackware.zip

//we will move it to Desktop
// replace andrew with your user name

$ mv slackware.zip /home/andrew/Desktop

//next we go to Desktop
$ cd /home/andrew/Desktop


bash-5.0$ ls --color
ZAP_2.9.0 slackware.zip southend.jpg

//unzip slackware.zip

bash-5.0$ unzip slackware.zip
Archive: slackware.zip
inflating: iso2usb.sh
bash-5.0$

that gives us file iso2usb.sh on Desktop
 
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captain-sensible

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same thing for iso left click on http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/latest/slackware64-live-current.iso link above

move it to Desktop or just navigate and drop and drag to Desktop. So now have iso2usb.sh and slackwarelive iso on Desktop.

Attach a usb stick of 8 to 14 gig to pc. Remove everything else just in case.
lets have a look whats what :

bash-5.0# lsblk -o name,label,size,fstype,model
NAME LABEL SIZE FSTYPE MODEL
sda 58.2G BHT_WR202I0064G_E70290F5
├─sda1 100M vfat
├─sda2 2.9G swap
└─sda3 55.2G ext4
sdb 14.9G SD_MMC_MS_PRO
└─sdb1 extra 14.9G ntfs
bash-5.0#

ok in my case i know that sda is my main PC and sdb is usb stick.


Now prepare script for use:bash-5.0$ su
Password:
bash-5.0# chmod a+x iso2usb.sh
//for bunto's it sudo chmod a+x iso2usb.sh

next for me it would be :

./iso2usb.sh -i slackware64-live-current.iso -o /dev/sdb

//just hit return for all questions


//that will put slackware iso onto stick and partition so that there is persistence.the point of persistence is so that useful software can be installed onto stick
 

captain-sensible

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why would you want to install extra stuff; well from a usb stick booted from a PC that won't boot you can do stuff as in image .
its hows how to find superblock in messed up file system on PC and hint how to fix it
 

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