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Old 08-09-2004, 10:20 PM   #121
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1. When it comes to the boot-loader part, do i select:
*format-format floppy disk in /dev/fd0
*simple- make simple vmlinuz > /dev/fd0 bootdisk
*lilo - make lilo boot disk
*contiunue -leave bootdisk menu and continue with the configuration

I want it like in Mandrake were when I bootup, it I have a selection of either Windows or Linux. What selection would that be?

Second, On the Modem Configs the selection has it from COM1 to COM4 and then no-modem. But wheres COM5?? Look here in this sample:

http://www.slackware.com/book/index...ource=x209.html

Just scroll down and where it says Modem.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:23 PM   #122
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dude, don't post the same message twice...

there's no COM5 in the menu, but there IS a /dev/ttyS4 option, which is what COM5 is in linux...

as for lilo, just choose to have it installed to the MBR, it's the default option, there's no need to get complicated, man...


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Old 08-09-2004, 10:28 PM   #123
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According to the sample picture, I dont see dev/ttyS4. Its under the Modem catagory.

Its

/dev/ttyS0 to /dev/ttyS3.

Im sorry but this IS NOT fun.

So, should I choose the floppy format? Because it says make boot disk. I dont know which one that is from the selections above. I want to boot Lilo automatically like I did in Mandrake.

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Old 08-09-2004, 10:31 PM   #124
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those pictures are from several years ago, they just simply haven't been updated... i can confirm the options are there as i have slackware in front of me right now...

dude, why don't you just have someone that knows his way around linux install slackware for you and set-everything-up for you so that you can start using it right-away???
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:35 PM   #125
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So, should I choose the floppy format? Because it says make boot disk. I dont know which one that is from the selections above. I want to boot Lilo automatically like I did in Mandrake.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:39 PM   #126
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So, should I choose the floppy format? Because it says make boot disk. I dont know which one that is from the selections above. I want to boot Lilo automatically like I did in Mandrake.
dude, you don't need a boot floppy... forget about that... install lilo to the MBR and you're done...

just tell it you don't wanna make a boot floppy if it asks you... it's very simple...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:47 PM   #127
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Then why it says "make Boot Disk"

Anyway, on the menu, should I click on Continue (leave bootdisk menu and continue with the config"??

Im looking at the Install guide what the link you gave me.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:51 PM   #128
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Then why it says "make Boot Disk"

Anyway, on the menu, should I click on Continue (leave bootdisk menu and continue with the config"??
just choose continue or "don't make bootdisk" or whatever option you have there to continue without making a boot disk...

"make boot disk" is an OPTION... it's for when you need/want to make a floppy boot disk... you obviously don't need one, so you don't make one...

this is what the lilo part looks like:

http://www.slackware.com/book/index....1710.html#LILO

just select the automatic option and it will be fine...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:57 PM   #129
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Well, Ok thanks very much. I hope all goes well. Especially with the modem issue.

I understand now. Thanks.

I REALLY REALLY HOPE that this modem will work for this distro. Im keeping my fingers crossed.

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Old 08-09-2004, 11:12 PM   #130
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I REALLY REALLY HOPE that this modem will work for this distro. Im keeping my fingers crossed.
you speak like there is some kinda doubt about it working with slackware... there's NO DOUBT... it's compatible. period.

when it comes to setting-up hardware, there's also the human factor...

=)
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:16 PM   #131
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As soon as I setup everything I will give you a full report.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:28 PM   #132
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don't get frustrated if something goes wrong... relax, NO NEWBIE EVER GETS SLACKWARE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME...

it's normal for you to have issues when you are still learning the basics of a completely different operating system...

this ain't kansas anymore...

=)


also make sure you back-up your important data before the install, in case you mess-up or something...


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Old 08-10-2004, 12:02 AM   #133
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by the way, one of the basic things you need to learn to use (if you wanna learn linux) is vi...

it's a text-mode text-editor, the most basic tool for configuring linux... learn to use vi, and you'll be able to configure anything on your slackware box without any stress...

here's a nice tutorial on vi:

http://www.linux.ie/newusers/beginne...6024c8f8113b61
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:04 AM   #134
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quote:

(the slackware installer doesn't have partitioning options anyway, as it expects you to do have done the partitioning before running "setup"...)

I thought you said it had the Fdisk as a Built-in partitioning tool??? Dont worry, I wont use it. Just curious.

Also for the DNS server names, is that really necessary? Because on my Connection Properties under Windows it says the following:

Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically is CHECKED
Server IP 0.0.0.0

So in that part, should I skip it and dont put anything?


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Old 08-10-2004, 12:12 AM   #135
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(the slackware installer doesn't have partitioning options anyway, as it expects you to do have done the partitioning before running "setup"...)

I thought you said it had the Fdisk as a Built-in partitioning tool???
i said slackware has fdisk, not the slackware installer... fdisk/cfdisk are there for you to use (if you need them) when you boot the cd, but you won't find them once you start the installer...

i know you like asking the same question several times, and i can feel another "when do i run fdisk" question again, so i'll say it pre-emptively:

you don't need to use fdisk/cfdisk, you already partitoned when you installed mandrake...
 
  


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