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Old 12-08-2003, 03:13 PM   #1
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Talking Help Me setup slackware


hey guys

i am hearing alot of things about slackware linux,
people are saying that i should get it

the only problem is that i have no idea how to set it up

in fact when i go to the http://www.slackware.com site i have no clue on what do download

so if any savvy linux people out there could help me set up slackware linux
it would be great

thanks
 
Old 12-08-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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http://www.slackware.com/book/

Then click on 'Get Slack', follow to your nearest mirror, go to the 9.1-iso directory in 'slackware' and grab 'install' disk 1. Grab 2 if you want Gnome or KDE (or both - I forget which is which) or all four if you want all kinds of stuff - or the source disks, too, if you want. Most people do fine with the first disk or two.

Burn the ISO - set BIOS to boot from CD - insert CD - reboot. Read the intro screen, then do 'fdisk' and then run 'setup' and follow through the installer menus. Reboot. Enjoy.

-- cfdisk, I mean. Most people don't like fdisk.

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Old 12-08-2003, 03:36 PM   #3
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hey thanks digiot
 
Old 12-08-2003, 03:38 PM   #4
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Digiot:

Kudos! That was the most concise, to the point, instruction I've seen in a long time.

Regards
Martin
 
Old 12-08-2003, 03:40 PM   #5
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im having a little trouble understanding the ISO and the BIOS thing though
 
Old 12-08-2003, 03:55 PM   #6
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Okelidokeli

An ISO-file is a complete image ready to burn on a CD. My CD-burner is on my Windows-only machine, but I believe that most burning software can handle burning an ISO-file. Don't burn it as one single file on the CD. When finished, you should be able to see a lot of files on the CD.

The BIOS contains settings for your hardware. You access it by a special key-press when the system boots up. Usually 'DEL' 'ESC' or 'F10'. The key in question is often stated on that first screen when the system boots. There should be a section called "Boot sequence" or something. There you can set in which order the drives are polled for a media to boot from. A good setting is "A / CD-ROM / C". This means that the computer boots from a floppy, if present, if it isn't then it boots from a CD, if present, otherwise boot from HDD.

Good luck!
Martin
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:25 PM   #7
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Thanks, Martin. You're pretty concise and to the point there, yourself.

I think I was a little off, though. I'd assumed most mirrors would have gotten around to it now but, strictly speaking, a 'mirror' wouldn't have the iso's. And, looking around, most don't. So maybe just substitute http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=17 for 'slack mirror'. They only seem to offer two and not all four but, like I say, the first one or two will do.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:44 PM   #8
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the only problem is that i have no idea how to set it up
....... adding to that - a simple partitioning scheme such as a Root and Swap partition is sufficient to start with Slackware whether on its own or alongside other distros - if you've already got a Linux distribution on your drive then during setup you'll be able to choose whether you want to use its Swap space with Slack aswell - just say yes ( you can share Swap space amongst distros ).
 
  


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