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Old 08-22-2008, 04:43 AM   #1
8_T_8
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Question How to work with the mirrors


Hello everybody.

I've searched the web and this forum for about 3 days now but haven't found any help. Now I am asking you directly. I hope you can give me a short help oder a tipp where to find the right answer.

The problem is that I am unable to download slack. I will start to experience Linux with this distribution, and have found this source: http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
By selecting a country and one of the offered ftp-servers I only find text-files. Why are there so many text files, and what shall I do with them to get slack? I am really confused.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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If I look at a mirror near me, I choose the country then mirror. I then get a list of various slackware directories.

It's a while since I installed slackware, but I would assume that you would select one of the iso directories (probably slackware-12.1-iso/)

I would then assume that you need to download the 3 install iso's. You should also download the corresponding md5's to check the integrity of what you downloaded.

I hope that helps - I may have missed your point entirely.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 06:23 AM   #3
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billymayday is correct, in general. Some sites don't have the ISO images, but still have the MD5 checksum files. I assume that's what you mean when you say that you're only finding text files. Simply try another mirror. You can also download the images via BitTorrent.
 
  


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