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Old 11-04-2009, 11:44 PM   #16
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Yes, installing Slackware disc #1 is enough, you do not need other discs, you do not need X and XAP.

Well, if you need it later you can add your preferred packages.

Or you might want to try Arch. its core is so minimal and no GUI is included.

Arch Wiki will guide you each step of installation and after installation.

HTH.

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:00 AM   #17
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Yes, installing Slackware disc #1 is enough, you do not need other discs, you do not need X and XAP.

Well, if you need it later you can add your preferred packages.

Or you might want to try Arch. its core is so minimal and no GUI is included.

Arch Wiki will guide you each step of installation and after installation.

HTH.
Thanks for your help! Unfortunately, that did not answer my question ):

I can't abandon GUI's yet! Thats a goal, but if I did that I would be lost!

Maybe I need to rephrase my question(s) (sorry !)

[1] Will Slackware install without 'killing' itself, easily, with minimal CLI usage, (don't mind reading and hitting enter....afraid of actual commands I might need to use,) so I can learn how to do stuff like that!

[2] It's unusual for me to ask LQ a question so trivial (google!). But does Slack come with the Atheros AR5007EG WLAN Card driver?

Last edited by lupusarcanus; 11-05-2009 at 12:04 AM. Reason: exact card
 
Old 11-05-2009, 12:40 AM   #18
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If 'clicking your way around' is no longer enough, set yourself some tasks to figure out. It depends on you what you find interesting, but things that I can think off:
- grub; how does it work? Imagine a dualboot scenario winxp/ubuntu. After wiping linux, you can no longer boot into windows. Why?
- X; how do you force Ubuntu 9.04 to boot to a text environment by default instead of to the GUI? And how do you start the gui environment from the text environment?

You can post the answers here
 
Old 11-05-2009, 01:43 AM   #19
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If 'clicking your way around' is no longer enough, set yourself some tasks to figure out. It depends on you what you find interesting, but things that I can think off:
- grub; how does it work? Imagine a dualboot scenario winxp/ubuntu. After wiping linux, you can no longer boot into windows. Why?
- X; how do you force Ubuntu 9.04 to boot to a text environment by default instead of to the GUI? And how do you start the gui environment from the text environment?

You can post the answers here
Cool post!


[1 a.] Computer powers on, bios executes code, looks at MBR, if Grub is found, find the rest of Grub files and execute these Grub components. If Grub is not found in MBR, then look in the boot sector of the ACTIVE(?) BOOTABLE(?) partition and if Grub is found, execute Grub (and the rest of the stages of Grub).
[1 b.] The GRUB boot loader is embedded in the boot sector of the partition on which the operating system was installed.

[2 a.] To boot into the CLI everytime the system starts up, then do
$sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
If you just want to shutdown the xserver, do
$sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
[2 b.] Run command: startx

Did I get them right? If so, post back and give me a few more ?'s!

That was fun! Great post!

Sincerely,

leopard
 
Old 11-05-2009, 02:22 AM   #20
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....

Maybe I need to rephrase my question(s) (sorry !)

[1] Will Slackware install without 'killing' itself, easily, with minimal CLI usage, (don't mind reading and hitting enter....afraid of actual commands I might need to use,) so I can learn how to do stuff like that!
Sorry I do not understand with word 'killing' here. Slackware installation used ncurses, not like most distro that uses Anaconda or other GUI. It is just a matter of reading and selecting radio boxes. To make it easy you need to prepare your disks partitioned and formatted. What commands in CLI you are afraid of? I actually used only disc #1 and after getting wvdial works I install some packages through installpkg.

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[2] It's unusual for me to ask LQ a question so trivial (google!). But does Slack come with the Atheros AR5007EG WLAN Card driver?
I think Slack does not come with the driver. You might want to read this perhaps. The bug status was set to closed and resolution to wontfix.

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