4 Ways to install Pandora Slackware(Windows/Linux/Zaxxon)


jastolze

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Hey I rebooted the Pandora with my 16GB card in the left slot, but it boots to the pandora OS? Please help. And I have the system file on my card.
 
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Write the Image a second time to the SD Card and wait until your SD Reader is end blinking.

Dont trust the "i am finish" Message ;)

And you can try while Booting pressing R1 and select boot from SD 1:1

good luck,post here when you need more Tips :)
 
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When dealing  with large amounts of data being copied to a SD card at once, I wait 5 minutes after it says complete for things to be synced.
 
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I just read that I can't have formatted the card as Fat32, which is what I did. So, I reformatted the card. Now, where I'm confused is: There are two Files, the SL4P 14.0 tar.gz file (1.6GB) and the other one that I tried installing (4.3 GB) Which one should I use and what are the differences between the two? Thanks!
 

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The IMZ file will only work with the Windows installer... And from what I'm told it should do the formatting for you.. so it doesn't matter what it is.   I responded in the other thread is you should wait a while for before ejecting the SD card even if it says it's done.. it's actually still syncing.
 

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Is it normal to take like an hour for it to install the IMZ file? And how long should I wait before taking it out you think?
 

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Is it normal to take like an hour for it to install the IMZ file? And how long should I wait before taking it out you think?
Since it's windows I will say yes... I would say at least 5 minutes to be sure.
 

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So, I'm going back to the windows installer, and giving it another shot. I'm going to try to boot from SD1. But does this have a boot.txt (or whatever it was called) so it knows to show that option?
 

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I have here another Slackware Image what you can try

http://qemu.openpandora.org/PandoraOperatingSystems/2xSlackwareWithLinuxbochsGLIB.imz

This one have a Boot.txt and a Autoboot.txt (2 Partitions with Slackware are inside)

Normaly must this boot automatic.

I am sorry that you have no Luck to get it running.

But i have a Simple Tip here when you want to install Operating Systems on the Pandora:

Put a USB Stick onto the Pandora where the Image can saved for the Software SL4P:

http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=sl4p_pack-0.7

This Software is from Linux Swat and i wonder why he does not recommended it :rolleyes:

I wish you only the Best and that it work ;)
 
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Wow this is much easier. It's even a little smaller in size. I have a question though: Do I install it with USBIT first, then with that PND file you linked me, or just copy over the IMZ file and run the PND and install from there? Thanks again!
 
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How big of a card do you need for this new IMZ file? I have a new 16GB card, and it says it's too small for the file to be extracted or something...

Edit: NVM, i had to run it as admin for it to work properly.
 
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i had to run it as admin for it to work properly
Ah thx that is a important Information for the Future.

I work only with XP(and sometimes Knoppix when i need a Quick Linux)

and have such Problems not with the Windows.

Then use you Vista or Windows7 ?

It work now?

Cool that make me happy,nice to read ^_^
 

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NP I would be happy when you will update the SL4P Installer with my DD Images in the Future ^_^

I love this little Installler Software from you.

A (Choose your own tar.gz for installing ) Option would be cool then can i download it on the PC and install all tar.gz OSes with it on the Pandora.

Downloading the OS on the Pandora is slow but work.

Like a tar.gz Install Option :)
 
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