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Old 10-20-2009, 02:23 PM   #16
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gpan, I'm glad i look @ this post. 1st thought was another slackbased distro and y wld i use slackware based distro intead of slackware?
The tailored install and full compatibility, + automation of software with dependencies the selling point to me.
I have no background in computers or programing, slackware is my first linux distro that i have been using for 8yrs+ and forum members look @ my profile and just think why don't i know this or that, they don't realize everything i do is a major independent learning project that is very time consuming.
currently I have a partially started install of Xfburn on my slackware12.1 bc i got stuck not knowing howto install the 2 dependent libraries. People said well use the auto .sbo installing method its the easiest but don't understand that then i have to learn to use that application so why learn it instead of learning to install those 2 libraries that i already started to install and then I will know howto do in the future.
This year i just started learing network setup bc people keep giving me there old computers and Salix presents an opportunity to tailor my network install so i can actually get to building some web pages which is where i am going with all this. lol I can still kp slackware and keep learning but begin doing what i want to learn to do without feeling embarrassed that i don't know what other slackware users consider basic.
But i love slackware and learning on it b/c i hav confidence it is stable, secure and used require alot less install space, i have never had to reinstall other than b/c of user error. So thank you for the Salix option.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 05:40 AM   #17
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We have released a 13.0.1 iso. It includes bugfixes and all package updates until now so users don't have too many updates to download after installation. A slackware repository that has dependency support is also included by default now. Everyone that installed the 13.0 iso can of course update his system with slapt-get instead.

Announcement:
http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=291

iso download from sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sali...1.iso/download

torrent:
http://salix.enialis.net/i486/13.0/i....1.iso.torrent

source dvd iso:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sali...d.iso/download

Have fun!
 
Old 11-06-2009, 04:12 AM   #18
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Awesome
I really like it alot!

Nice work!

Wondering can I make a LiveCD from my installed SalixOS system?
 
Old 11-06-2009, 04:02 PM   #19
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well
I tried to install it on my main PC
and it produced an error when installing Lilo
it also did this error on the other PC above
but I had a slack 12.2 grub menu and used that

Now, I can't get Salix to Boot
I installed it too hda7
but when I boot it boots Ubuntu??

heres my menu.lst entry for SalixOS
is it correct??

Code:
title SalixOS
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz quiet vt.default_utf8=1 ro vga = 788
boot
how should it be?
can't understand why its booting Ubuntu?
Help!

I dont know how to install Lilo and have very little
experience with Lilo
I prefer Grub
 
Old 11-06-2009, 04:27 PM   #20
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My fault My fault!
der!~?

I had to add "root=/dev/hda7" to the kernel line!

OK, so now how do I add packages?
Via Gslapt or slackpkg?

Or is it just like slack and can add various pkg's
from various sources?
Can I install sbopkg or src2pkg??
 
Old 11-07-2009, 05:51 AM   #21
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Wondering can I make a LiveCD from my installed SalixOS system?
A live CD is being prepared. You can find a beta version here:
http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtop...&t=251&start=0
It has a couple of known bugs, described in that thread which are either already fixed or being worked on and there is no installer yet (but one is also being prepared).

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OK, so now how do I add packages?
Via Gslapt or slackpkg?

Or is it just like slack and can add various pkg's
from various sources?
Can I install sbopkg or src2pkg??
The easiest way would be slapt-get/gslapt which are already installed and configured. Other than that you can of course use any other way that works with Slackware, including sbopkg etc.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 05:33 AM   #22
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Just to let you know again its a great distro dude

I installed slackpkg and sbopkg
uopn doing slackpkg upgrade-all
I assume it upgraded me to current?

after rebooting no X, cause I had been set back to runlevel 3
changed it to 4 and now all's good?
I got X autologin again

did slackpkg upgrade change anything else?
thanks
 
Old 11-09-2009, 01:43 PM   #23
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No, I don't think slackpkg upgraded you to current, not unless you set it to. It just upgraded all packages to the latest packages available in 13.0. Along with all package upgrades, you probably replaced the salix sysvinit-scripts package with the slackware sysvinit-scipts package. The two packages are identical, except that the salix one has init 4 set as default and it also has support for a splash screen if splashy is installed. So, by replacing the salix package with the slackware package, you set init 3 as default.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 03:03 PM   #24
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ok
thanks

now, I again upgraded sysvinit-scripts via gslapt
so, that should set everything back to SalixOS setup?

I dont think slackpkg "broke" anything
it all works as it should

I also tried to boot the SalixOS-Live off my USB
the beta one
it said it couldn't find the livecd.sgn?

I have had this issue with PLD Linux and now SalixOS beta
but do not have this issue with Slax or Moolux
do you know why?
 
Old 11-09-2009, 04:52 PM   #25
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ok
thanks

now, I again upgraded sysvinit-scripts via gslapt
so, that should set everything back to SalixOS setup?

I dont think slackpkg "broke" anything
it all works as it should
Yes, that would bring everything back to salix defaults. You should have absolutely no problem using the slackware package though, just the splash screen won't show up.

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I also tried to boot the SalixOS-Live off my USB
the beta one
it said it couldn't find the livecd.sgn?

I have had this issue with PLD Linux and now SalixOS beta
but do not have this issue with Slax or Moolux
do you know why?
No idea, but maybe one of our live CD devs know more about it. I have very little to do with the live CD myself. I'll ask...
 
Old 11-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #26
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Your the Man Gapan!
thank you

actually, I never had a splash screen to start with?
I installed the newest SalixOS installcd
and just saw text at bootup

I was gonna use Linux Live Scripts to try and make my own SalixOS Live
I guess I should join the Salix forum too
 
Old 11-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #27
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actually, I never had a splash screen to start with?
Probably because you selected a "standard" console at the end of installation instead of a framebuffer mode. You can change this by editing your /etc/lilo.conf and setting a vga mode. An don't forget to run lilo.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 12:22 PM   #28
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I also tried to boot the SalixOS-Live off my USB
the beta one
it said it couldn't find the livecd.sgn?
Turns out this is a known bug with some hardware and the fix has been found already. It will work properly with the next version.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #29
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Once again thanks
I cant wait for it to come out

SalixOS is far and away the best representation of Slackware I have used
that would include Absolute, SMS, GoblinX, Slax, Wolvix and Moolux
I like SalixOS, MooLux, and Slax in that order.

I actually intentionally installed slackpkg, sbopkg, and src2pkg
just to see if anything would break
Nothing broke, just the sysvinit runlevel change
which I easily fixed

The only concern I have with the package system (slackpkg/sbopkg/gslapt,etc)
is that I noticed some things are redundant
I can get some of the same things either thru slackpkg/sbopkg and gslapt
but hopefully I wont screw anything up
 
Old 12-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #30
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Salix 13.0.2 has been released! And this time it comes with 64-bits too! You can read the full announcement here: http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=402
or go straight to the download page: http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Download

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone!

George
 
  


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