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.

FatDog says ... 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 where the Slackware ARM current files are located on our USB memory stick. This is the partition we will need to mount in order to get access to 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 by typing the following command:

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

If you've copied the Slackware ARM current files onto the root of your USB storage device, you should get a list of files similar to the screenshot below. Otherwise you should see the name of the directory where you copied the files available in the /floppy directory now.

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



Updated: 24 Sep 2016 22:52:03