Slackware 10 Installation from ISO images

2004-11-11
2013-05-09
  • Alon Bar-Lev
    Alon Bar-Lev
    2004-11-11

    Hi!

    After some work, I have summerized the procedure.

    Best Regards,
    Alon Bar-Lev.

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    Extract vmlinux-modules.tar.gz which comes with coLinux into temporary location.
    Make ISO CD image from the extracted files AND the original file image name should be vmlinux-modules.iso.

    Create 2G file name it slackware_2GB_root

    Extract from CD1 ISO:
    /isolinux/initrd.img into initrd.gz at slackware location.

    Run:
    gzip -d initrd.gz
    chmod -r initrd

    Use the slackware-iso-boot-1.xml configuration file to boot from.

    After boot:
    # cd /dev
    # mknod cobd0 b 117 0
    # mknod cobd1 b 117 1
    # mknod cobd2 b 117 2
    # mknod cobd3 b 117 3
    # mknod cobd4 b 117 4

    # mkdir /mnt2
    # mount /dev/cobd4 /mnt2
    # ln -s /mnt2/lib/modules/2.4.26-co-0.6.1 /lib/modules/2.4.26-co-0.6.1

    Modify the following files:
    /usr/lib/setup/setup
        Find "NO LINUX PARTITION DETECTED"
        Comment all if block
        Plase the following before the block:
        echo /dev/cobd0 > $TMP/SeTplist
       
    /usr/lib/setup/INShd
        Find "for type in ext3 ext2 vfat"
        Add iso9660

    Run setup

    Select /dev/cobd0 as target.
    Select hard disk partition as source, device: /dev/cobd3, directory /slackware.

    Use the slackware-iso-boot-2.xml configuration file to boot from.

    After boot:
    # cd /dev
    # mknod cobd0 b 117 0
    # mknod cobd1 b 117 1
    # mknod cobd2 b 117 2
    # mknod cobd3 b 117 3
    # mknod cobd4 b 117 4

    # cd /
    # mount /dev/cobd4 /mnt
    # tar -zxvf /mnt/vmlinux-modules.tar.gz
    # umount /mnt

    Use the slackware.xml configuration file to boot from.

    slackware-iso-boot-1.xml
    ------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <colinux>
        <!-- This line needs to point to your root file system.
           For example change "root_fs" to the name of the Debian image.
             Inside coLinux it will be /dev/cobd0 -->
        <block_device index="0" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\slackware_2GB_root"
        enabled="true" />
        <block_device index="2" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\initrd"
        enabled="true" />
        <block_device index="3" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\slackware-10.0-install-d1.iso"
        enabled="true" />
        <block_device index="4" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\vmlinux-modules.iso"
        enabled="true" />

        <!-- This line can specify a swap file if you wish, or an additional
             image file, it will /dev/cobd1. Additional block_devices can
         be specified in the same manner by increasing the index -->
        
        <block_device index="1" path="\DosDevices\c:\coLinux\swap_device"
        enabled="false" />

        <!-- bootparams allows you to pass kernel boot parameters -->
        <bootparams>ro root=/dev/cobd2</bootparams>

        <!-- image allows you to specify the kernel to boot -->
        <image path="c:\Program Files\coLinux\vmlinux" />
        <initrd path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\initrd" />

        <!-- this line allows you to specify the amount of memory available
             to coLinux -->
        <memory size="64" />

        <!-- This allows you to modify networking parameters, see the README
             or website for more information -->
        <network index="0" type="tap" name="coLinux"/>
    </colinux>

    slackware-iso-boot-2.xml
    -----------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <colinux>
        <!-- This line needs to point to your root file system.
           For example change "root_fs" to the name of the Debian image.
             Inside coLinux it will be /dev/cobd0 -->
        <block_device index="0" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\slackware_2GB_root"
        enabled="true" />
        <block_device index="3" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\slackware-10.0-install-d1.iso"
        enabled="true" />
        <block_device index="4" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\vmlinux-modules.iso"
        enabled="true" />

        <!-- This line can specify a swap file if you wish, or an additional
             image file, it will /dev/cobd1. Additional block_devices can
         be specified in the same manner by increasing the index -->
        
        <block_device index="1" path="\DosDevices\c:\coLinux\swap_device"
        enabled="false" />

        <!-- bootparams allows you to pass kernel boot parameters -->
        <bootparams>ro root=/dev/cobd0</bootparams>

        <!-- image allows you to specify the kernel to boot -->
        <image path="c:\Program Files\coLinux\vmlinux" />

        <!-- this line allows you to specify the amount of memory available
             to coLinux -->
        <memory size="64" />

        <!-- This allows you to modify networking parameters, see the README
             or website for more information -->
        <network index="0" type="tap" name="coLinux"/>
    </colinux>

    slackware.xml
    ---------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <colinux>
        <!-- This line needs to point to your root file system.
           For example change "root_fs" to the name of the Debian image.
             Inside coLinux it will be /dev/cobd0 -->
        <block_device index="0" path="\DosDevices\C:\VMs\Slackware.10\slackware_2GB_root"
        enabled="true" />

        <!-- This line can specify a swap file if you wish, or an additional
             image file, it will /dev/cobd1. Additional block_devices can
         be specified in the same manner by increasing the index -->
        
        <block_device index="1" path="\DosDevices\c:\coLinux\swap_device"
        enabled="false" />

        <!-- bootparams allows you to pass kernel boot parameters -->
        <bootparams>ro root=/dev/cobd0</bootparams>

        <!-- image allows you to specify the kernel to boot -->
        <image path="c:\Program Files\coLinux\vmlinux" />

        <!-- this line allows you to specify the amount of memory available
             to coLinux -->
        <memory size="64" />

        <!-- This allows you to modify networking parameters, see the README
             or website for more information -->
        <network index="0" type="tap" name="coLinux"/>
        <network index="1" type="bridged" name="Intel(R) PRO/100 VE"/>
    </colinux>