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Old 06-17-2002, 12:21 AM   #1
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Question Downloading slackware


1. Whats the right forum to ask about Slackware, I could
not find any "general" mailing list at slackware.com.

2. Slackware has "sets" for download. Each set is again a big
list of files. I have selected some of the sets for download,
but do I need to download every tgz in that set separately?
Isnt there a single download of all the files in a set?

3. The installation procedure requires me to either use a CD-ROM
or use Five floppies. Can I use just one floppy and do the
installation over NFS?

thanks,
--rp (rum_pel@hotmail.com)
 
Old 06-17-2002, 12:42 AM   #2
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you need to start by downloading the iso file (install.iso). you will not have any luck installing with the other files.

then you need to burn the disc image. you will need a burner program that will do images, most will.

then you can install by booting the cd or make a floppy for booting the cdrom (bare.i) or for network (bare.i & network.dsk)

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Old 06-17-2002, 01:42 AM   #3
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Okay,
1. where is this install.iso at
http://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/slac...kware-current/ ?
2. does this iso have all the 'sets'?
 
Old 06-17-2002, 05:01 AM   #4
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slackware-current is the development branch of slackware and there are no official iso's. Have a look at the slackware 8.0 directory for iso images.
There is a slackware forum under the distro section for slack specific questions.
 
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Okay, I downloaded Slackware 8.0 install.iso.
I have redhat 6.2, I want to put slackware into it.
Would it be okay to just installing over the existing
redhat without touching the /etc, /usr directories.
Do these directories differ significantly in these
two distributions?
Or should I install from scratch deleting these
partitions?
 
Old 06-18-2002, 01:01 AM   #6
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Yes install from scratch, slackware uses a more unix like filesystem than redhat and you will have files in the wrong places if you leave those two alone.
 
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Can you briefly tell me about:
"more unix like filesystem than redhat"
 
Old 06-18-2002, 01:29 AM   #8
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Well, for example things like KDE and Gnome go in /opt where they belong, not in /usr where redhat decided to put them. You can get mode info from the slackware book.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:12 PM   #9
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In general doing what you saying here is going to make one really big mess.

The first file you find in your path that matches the name of the command you type is the one that will run, so it is not a good idea to have duplicate command files or config files scattered here and there. It's just a plain fact that everybody right or wrong has their own idea of where things should be.
 
  


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