SARPi Project - Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi


Mount your USB memory stick [optional]

In order to read files from your USB memory stick it has to be mounted on the system. This process allocates a directory to the USB storage device so it can be accessed like any other drive or directory on a Linux system.

You don't *have* to mount your USB memory stick for Slackware ARM installation as there is a 'Install from USB Stick' option later on in the setup which will save you the time and trouble. It's still good practice to mount it in any case.

Those who are using a FTP/HTTP server, as their Slackware source, don't have to mount a USB stick, obviously. ;-)

Remember: '/dev/sda1' is the partition on our USB memory stick where the Slackware ARM source files are located. This is the partition we will need to mount in order to use those files. Note that /dev/sda1 is the designation of our USB memory stick, yours may be different.

You should mount this partition in the existing '/floppy' directory, and then verify the Slackware ARM source media can be accessed, by using the following commands which suits the version you're installing.

root@slackware:~# mount /dev/sda1 /floppy
root@slackware:~# ls /floppy

• Then for Slackware ARM 14.2 use:

root@slackware:~# ls /floppy/slackwarearm-14.2

• Or for Slackware ARM current use:

root@slackware:~# ls /floppy/slackwarearmcurrent

Once you've mounted your USB storage device containing the Slackware ARM source media successfully, you should get a list of files not too different from the screenshot below. Slackware ARM 14.2 and current source media files look quite similar at first glance but, obviously, the name of the directory containing these files should reflect which version it is.

With your USB stick now mounted, you can continue to the next section of this tutorial... Run Slackware SETUP


Updated: 2021-04-06 12:46:17 UTC

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