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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?
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.
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
Or should I install from scratch deleting these
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.