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Old 04-19-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Slax ZenRemix v5 (slackware 13) hd install under 1GB with KDE 3.5.10!


So, I was playing with Fathom's new Slax Remix with Zen kernel 2.6.33
and decided to try a manual install to hdd and see if it would boot.
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action...parentID=57979

new slax remix is here
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action...parentID=62815

Wow, was I surprised when after doing the install I ended up with
a beautiful and fully functional KDE desktop all in 860MB of space!!

Although many things will break if upgrading, etc
I was impressed that with KDE running it was only using about 140MB ram!
incl cache,etc

And, fluxbox is included too as well as pkgtool, and xwmconfig.

The complete How-To I did is in the slax remix thread at above link,
and also here
http://multidistro.com/distros/slack-slax-based/HowTo

Hints:
After installing to hdd, usb-hdd, etc
grab slackpkg and the gnupg stuff
and install any other pkgs
Be careful about upgrading...

I added kdeadmin pkg from slax module and some other stuff so my install is at 944MB now
and look at output of "free" in screenshot
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:40 AM   #2
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Oh, thank you sir, for the heads-up.

But, does it support fs ext4? No doubt it does with that kernel ver.

<edit>doesn't look like ext4 is supported, going by a question on the forum. I'll wait till it does, then upgrade. I use it to fix windows systems, most of the time, but occasionally, my system which uses ext4 for the linux partitions. </edit>

Cheers, Glenn

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:11 AM   #3
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Oh
actually GlennsPref; it does support ext4 I think because Fathom, who makes the remixes,
asked me why I didnt use ext4.
Quote:
btw. why you didn't go with ext4 filesystem?
I didnt use it cause I have a few older distros and they freak out when they "see"
a ext4 partition.

I haven't used ext4 at all on any sytem.

But, if you got rid of kde and just used fluxbox
it would be alot smaller too.

Anyway, I thought maybe someone looking for a under 1GB
install with KDE would like this idea
as you can just go by the pkg's installed for a minimal install.
 
Old 04-20-2010, 06:31 AM   #4
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Oh, thank you for correcting me.

I gonna get a copy in the morning. 9.30pm here. And had a few wines....lol

Thanks again, regards Glenn
 
Old 04-20-2010, 09:56 AM   #5
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Hi Linus72

This is awesome...

Think I will try this... will be my pocket Slackware whenever I am not near my box...

BRGDS

Alex
 
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