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Old 10-15-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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Help with installing slackware


Hi I recently downloaded slackware latest edition DVD iso and I am going to install on samsung r32 laptop with pentium dual core 2, 2gb of ram, ati x600 graphics card and realtek soundcard. An was wondering if slackware is compatible with this set up ? I will be trying to install as dual boot with vista which is already installed. I have tryed ubuntu before but to no avail. I understand the patationing the drive but that's all really been a windows user for too long.Any help would be great
 
Old 10-15-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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For installation guide check this http://www.slackware.com/install/
 
Old 10-15-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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For installation guide check this http://www.slackware.com/install/
If you're going to look at that, you only need to pay attention to sections 4 and 5. The rest is really not relevant any more.

Edit: OP, what exactly was the problem with Ubuntu? You're going to have to give us more info about the hardware if you want your question answered. However, if you want to use Slack, then I'd just try getting it installed and going from there.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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There is also good information at http://slackbook.org/html/book.html. See Chapter 3 - Installation.

Good Luck!

Ash.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 01:49 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys will look in to these.. with ubuntu i only tried a couple of times and that was a few months ago now and cant remember exactly what was said on the screen but it would stop half way during install.So i left it then but wanted to install a distro so i thought id have a go of installing one again. Is slackware a good choice to start with or is there any other distro i should go for before slackware being that im new too this
 
Old 10-17-2009, 09:25 AM   #6
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Is slackware a good choice to start with or is there any other distro i should go for before slackware being that im new too this
If you want your hand held, so to speak (i.e. things to just work with minimal configuration), then you should possibly consider installing something other than Slackware (though version 13.0 may be ok, but I'm used to Linux so I can't really comment any more). Ubuntu may be a good choice and Linux Mint may be a good choice as well. Just pick a distro and see how you find it - you can always change if you don't get along with it.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 11:54 AM   #7
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ & Slackware!

First, you may experience some setup problems with the 'ati' for your laptop. Do so some searches on the Slackware LQ forum for radeon or ati. Several have had problems with radeon, including myself. I'm working from a Dell Inspiron 1501 with a 'ATI 200M' that has taken a lot of time to setup the video for peak performance. You will get lucky with the R600 since I think that is still supported. So give Slackware a try to see if it works for you. I also suggest that you would be better posting in the 'Slackware Forum' for exposure. We don't bite!

You should work out of the box with Slackware.

Just a few links to aid you;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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