i was wondering if someone could shed light on a somewhat strange problem i'm
encountering while installing slackware (or at least, trying to).
basically, i'm installing slackware 3.4 (kernel 2.0.30) from one partition on
the hdd, which is running win95 - fat16 though. i run fdisk, create a linux
partition, then attempt to run setup. when i specify the source of the
installation (/dev/hda1, /slakware) it has a message come up quickly which
doesn't pause for me to see, though i've managed to do it enough times to
get the whole message :) basically it (ln) says it can't make a link from
/usr/adm/mount to /usr/adm/mount/mount. (actually the first time it says
it says something to the effect of: "vfs: can't find ext2 partition on ..."
and some number.) then when i try 'install' to actually install the files,
it has another screen of text which i think is the same output as i get when
i try to run pkgtool from the prompt manually, which basically says before
you run pkgtool you must mount a linux partition.
i'm not exactly a linux newbie, i've installed it once or twice (never with
this problem). i have tried different disks in case of stuffed boot/root
disks. that's what makes it all the more frustrating; i have no idea what it
could be, even though it's most probably a simple problem. i've even tried
installing it from another small hdd i have, which has dos on it.
i'm not sure if installing from a tcp/ip network would be very difficult? if
i don't find a solution quickly, that could probably be a simple solution..
(that is, if it's easy to do of course :) though if it's anything more than
trivial i probably wouldn't know how to do it.) - i have win95 on this
machine and another, which are networked. of course this machine having 95
is of no consequence when installing linux, but anyway..
anyway any help is appreciated,
daniel lo presti (aka turrican of cloudnine records)