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Just bought a second hand Dell for my studies. My PC did come with a Win XP installation but since I didn't have internet access I couldn't figure out how to partition my hard drive for the slack install without overwriting XP (which was fine).
Installing slackware was easy - I just let it install everything (4.5+ GB) which was fine since I have 40GB to fill up, and I'm not that much of a prolific coder.
Learned that it's a dual core processor (two tux's). I actually...
Enter details into netconfig command. Also edit addresses in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1
This does not set up routing however. Use
route add default gw <gateway>
Now everything should work until you reboot.
To make the gateway permanent, you will need to add that line to rc.d - since rc.inet1 contained code that is supposed to make this happen anyway, I edited the top of the file to remove the case statements on the variable assignments.