Add Slax 6.1.1 to your dd tool box, working terminal in 3 minutes or less

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Add Slax 6.1.1 to your dd tool box, working terminal in 3 minutes or less

Postby volkswagner » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:21 pm

I just made a new USB boot device using the newly released Slax 6.1.1

I downloaded the USB version, extracted it to my USB, ran the /boot/bootinst.sh to make it bootable.

I added the new Slax USB to my USB hub along with keyboard and mouse, and second USB drive containing quotaholics Slacware IceWM.img file.  I then connected it to the WebDT.

When booting the Slax USB hit the esc key to get a boot prompt.  At the prompt enter
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slax vga=771


This will get you a text login, where you can enter root for user name an toor for the password.

You now have a fully functional terminal which when running

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fdisk -l


reads the internal /dev/hda properly.  Wahoo.......No more 15min boot of Ubuntu 7.04/7.10

I did try to run startx  in the terminal to see what the graphical environment had to offer.  I waited nearly twenty minutes but never got a desktop, all the while my Slax USB stick showed activity by flashing light.

Enjoy the 3minute terminal all you dd hounds.

Eric
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Re: Add Slax 6.1.1 to your dd tool box, working terminal in 3 minutes or less

Postby Foxx » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Hells yes, thank you. I have been fighting with my external hardware and dd for a week now. I was half tempted to pull my FLashROM, make a gender bender adapter and hook it into an IDE Chain on another host PC to get this done. I'm really glad you got this going, much appreciated.
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Re: Add Slax 6.1.1 to your dd tool box, working terminal in 3 minutes or less

Postby Foxx » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:20 am

volkswagner wrote:I just made a new USB boot device using the newly released Slax 6.1.1

I downloaded the USB version, extracted it to my USB, ran the /boot/bootinst.sh to make it bootable.



For those of you in Windows (I used XP) run /boot/bootinst.bat and follow the prompts on the screen.

You can use WinRAR to extract the .tar archive to a folder and send it over to your USB Thumbdrive.

Please note that we have been noticing that some thumbdrives do not boot on the WebDT, we have only assumptions of why this happens, mainly the age of the tablet itself.
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