install Linux to run from CD-ROM
Posted on 1997-06-20
I am trying to install Slakware LINUX so that I can run it from the CD-ROM. I have the 'complete' Slakware96, included with the book "Slakware Linux Unleashed" third edition (Sams Publishing). The setup program gives you an option (called Slaktest - which is also a directory on the cdrom) to setup to run from the CD-ROM by creating a link from /usr to /cdrom/live/usr.
Problem #1: there is no directory /live/usr on the CD, and the cdrom appears to be mounted in the directory /cdrom. When I go on in setup to install the disk sets, the set 'a' installs no problem (there is a subdirectory a1 to /slaktest
on the cd), but any other package gives the message:
Can't find a disk series ap in the source directory.
Of course ap is replaced by the appropriate disk set. A1 appears to be the only subdirectory of slaktest on the cd.
[An earlier installation to run off the hard disk was successful.]