LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
trina
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Still looking
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Going to try Slackware 10


No questions, just a warning I may ask A LOT of questions shortly (but I promise to search thoroughly first- there's so MUCH info here).

I guess I just like trial by fire learning. I know Slackware is not generally recommended for newbies, but it was the first I downloaded, came on the board and read the warnings, but I haven't felt comfortable w/ Mandrake (locked up) or Red Hat (tools?). Ark and Amigo were OK. I guess I'm just hard-headed.

I hope to contribute someday!
 
Old 01-24-2005, 08:39 PM   #2
GUIPenguin
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Maine
Distribution: Gentoo Linux
Posts: 239

Rep: Reputation: 30
Have fun, and remember ask as many questions as ya like

also at some point, this may be of some interest to you if you havnt see it on LQ already

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=174447
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
Linux~Powered
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: /lost+found
Distribution: Slack`er-current
Posts: 845

Rep: Reputation: 33
Quote:
I know Slackware is not generally recommended for newbies
I disagree. Slack is a great learning tool for a newbie.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:30 PM   #4
trina
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Still looking
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Only me, man...

OK, the first time I installed Slack it went smooth as silk. Then as I said, I tried the others. Now I've re-installed it, and upon boot I get:

GRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUB
GRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUB

On and on. Just did a search, this seems to be a new one.

Should I have zero-filled before install? The computer I'm installing on is not connected to the internet, and I'm using the same CDs as the previous install, so what in the world could I have done? I swear I can't remember doing anything different.

 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:06 PM   #5
trina
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Still looking
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I tried cfdisk and deleting partitions and got the same prob. So, I just zero-filled, am re-installing win98, and will re-install slackware. Wish me luck.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:58 PM   #6
GUIPenguin
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Maine
Distribution: Gentoo Linux
Posts: 239

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you are even putting windows on a box, at least go with win2k, not 98
 
Old 01-25-2005, 01:00 AM   #7
scuzzman
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,851

Rep: Reputation: 47
Re: Going to try Slackware 10

Quote:
Originally posted by trina
No questions, just a warning I may ask A LOT of questions shortly (but I promise to search thoroughly first- there's so MUCH info here).

I guess I just like trial by fire learning. I know Slackware is not generally recommended for newbies, but it was the first I downloaded, came on the board and read the warnings, but I haven't felt comfortable w/ Mandrake (locked up) or Red Hat (tools?). Ark and Amigo were OK. I guess I'm just hard-headed.

I hope to contribute someday!
Congratulations!

I think you'll enjoy Slack, but be prepared for a learning curve, because it shields you from nothing.

And, to be perfectly honest, I always reccomend it to newbies. It's a better learning tool than Mandrake/RedHat/FC/Suse/etc...
 
Old 01-25-2005, 09:09 AM   #8
halo14
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Surprise, AZ
Distribution: Debian | CentOS | Arch
Posts: 1,103

Rep: Reputation: 45
Yep Slack is great... it's a common misconception that it's not 'appropriate' for newbies... simply because it doesn't have all the gui configuration tools... but those don't help a lot becaue if you go a different distro.. you're stuck learning another tool...slack is configured using all the text files that the gui tools modify for you... whether you think that's user-unfriendly I guess is your decision.. but I think you'll like it...

Also... I started using linux a little over a year ago.. last november... and I have tried about 20 different ditrosincluding the BSDs... my favorites? Slackware and FreeBSD, and Gentoo... I think FreeBSD is probably myt favorite... thought IT'S NOT LINUX... it's similar... but I really like the simplicity, stability, performance of Slackware and the portage system of gentoo... and FreeBSD gives me all of that... So go ahead and try all the distros you want, no one can make that decision for you... but if you do like Slack.. and I'm sure you will..go ahead and try FreeBSD some day..

and good luck!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 10:25 AM   #9
Fabyfakid
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Distribution: Xubuntu (too scared to install FreeBSD)
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by GUIPenguin
If you are even putting windows on a box, at least go with win2k, not 98
I disagree, at least with Win 98, there is the possibility of extracting files from the fat partition into the linux partition in case the modem doesn't work under Linux.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 10:31 AM   #10
cadkins
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: <----- there
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0 - 9.2, Slackware 9.1 - 10
Posts: 98

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
OK, the first time I installed Slack it went smooth as silk. Then as I said, I tried the others. Now I've re-installed it, and upon boot I get:

GRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUB
GRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUBGRUB

On and on. Just did a search, this seems to be a new one.
I think I have seen this error before but I think mine said LILO. I tend to use LILO rather than GRUB (personal preference i guess). I think, and i repeat *i think* it was because I tried to put LILO on something other than the Master Boot Record.

Let us know what you did to get it working when you do. And enjoy slack when you get it up and running. Since I switched to slack, I have had no problems installing any programs, never ever crashed, never had any problems.........I love it
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
About Slackware 9.1 boot disk?? ftp://ftp.kpn.be/pub/linux/slackware/slackware-9.1-is AL3OMDAH Slackware 4 04-18-2007 10:54 AM
Dual boot windows/slackware, but slackware installed first? Cryptic_K Slackware 3 11-20-2006 01:49 PM
Slackware 10 RC2 released; Slackware 10 imminent... SBing Slackware 22 06-22-2004 08:53 AM
Newer Slackware Packages on older slackware version pengStudent Slackware 2 11-12-2003 01:47 PM
wine and winesetuptk working well with slackware 9.0 and slackware 9.1 oobe Linux - Software 0 10-19-2003 01:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration