On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, misc wrote:
> > Is the installation of a new slack distro (9.1) under UML of any help? I
> > wrote a howto about it on http://uml.datux.nl
> First off thanks so much for your reply...
> yepper, this has helped out a great deal.
> Problem is that I'm trying to install from a really old version of Slack and
> the floppy images, and I'm just not sure if I'm doing things correctly or
> I finally got it to boot, now I've actually gotten my partitions created.
> Now I can't access the CDROM, it keeps telling me that I don't have iso9660
> support in my kernel, but I've checked the config multiple times. One thing
> that I did notice is that when I run make xconfig, all the cdrom support is
> grayed out, but when I run make menuconfig, it's there and enabled.
> So at this point, I'm just not sure what's up with it. I've come so far and
> gotten so close.... *sigh*
> I'm at a loss at this point. I guess I can go over things more time and
> make sure that I'm not leaving something out somewhere.
You have ISO9660 in your UML kernel, or in your normal kernel? you need it
in your uml kernel as well offcourse. Also try using the latest kernel
(2.4.22). If you really can't get it to work you also can mount the cdrom
on your host system, and access the files in your uml by using the
host# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
uml# mount none /mnt -t hostfs
now you should be able to access the files. just tell the slackinstaller
your files are under a premounted directory.
> Best Regards,
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