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Slackware Live edition

Discussion in 'Slackware' started by VP9KS, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. VP9KS

    VP9KS Active Member

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    Has anyone managed to get the Slackware live edition to work from a USB thumb drive? ;) I have been experimenting with it, but have not managed to beat it into submission as yet.:p:p


     
  2. atanere

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    I might try in a few days when I get done with this work cycle (and if the missus doesn't beat me up with other chores that need done). Is this location where you are downloading from? What troubles are you having?
     
  3. VP9KS

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    Yep, that's the one.:p Getting the download is not the problem. The script runs, and sets up the 3 partitions on the thumb drive, but fails down the way, as I remember around line 500:confused:(?) or so of the script. I have tried 2 or 3 different thumb drives, and no joy. I think that I must be doing something wrong, just don't know what YET.;)
     
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    Hmmm, I'm not on the same page with you yet. The download link I cited does not have any scripts. Is there a reason not to simply use dd to burn one of the ISO's to a USB? I was going to try the MATE edition, but I'm not sure this will help you to troubleshoot the problem.
     
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    Hi guys, thanks for answering my SOS. o_O
    Here is the PDF file with the information that I have been using. Take a gander, and let me know what you guys think.

    Happy trails,
    paul
     

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    Ah, I finally see the link to download the scripts! :D

    Next question: which script are you running? :confused::D
     
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    iso2usb.sh
     
  9. atanere

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    No luck yet. It tells me that some program(s) are missing from /bin or /sbin... but not which programs.

    Have you tried to just dd an iso file to the USB? Or does that lose the persistence?
     
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    Update:
    Tested dd to burn the .iso and it worked fine to create a live USB without persistence. I have an issue with Network Manager (that I've also experienced on other distros) using WiFi, but I think this is fixable, or an ethernet connection should resolve it. I used the slackware-current .iso so it booted up into KDE which isn't my favorite DE.

    I'll see if I can determine what programs are missing to run the iso2usb.sh script, but at the moment I am clueless.

    Cheers!
     

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