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which slackware boot disk should i use? i dont know what the difference is... and when i try to write my root disk color.gz, it gives me an error that says "Error: paramater is incorrect" i redownloaded it form slackware page, and got the same error
ok i dunno know if you have done this but im goin to do it anyways....
when you put the cd in your drive is supposed to boot up and when it does just press enter and then it will ask you something i forgot what it is but just press enter, then type root and your login..after that then just
after that just delete every partition you have and create new one for example i have a 30 gig HD and my partitions is set ouy like this
Boot Linux reiserfs 148
Linux reiserfs 30587
Linux swap 598
well it just depend on how much gigs you have...(make sure you click on button type on cfdisk and it will give you a list and for the swap just type 82)
after you have click and write and put yes then you exit or quit then just type
and go down where it say somethign about addswap just clikc one that and just click on format, then it will take you to the other partitions and it will ask you to format make sure you format the biggest one first then the small after you have done that. im not sure what it says but just type /boot and click ok. im not sure what next but i believe that it ask you if you want to install from slackware cd and just press ok and i think it take you somewhere but if you games all the way in the bottom just press that one........and now i dunno know how you want to do it but if you want to do it expert you just have to pick packages individual if you dont want to do that then just click on full and now it should be installing packages..........................................................Now that the packages are done( i should leave you alone beacuse right here whre you need to know about you computer)after reboot and everything loads just type
and right here you have to do some stuff so just read and when your done just type
and if hte mouse and everything work then just logout and type this
pico -w /etc/inittab
and where it says something like this
Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
see where it says 4 beetween :initdefault will your it will probably say 3 so just change it to 4 and just save and reboot
Distribution: debian (when I can) RHEL (when I must)
As slack has no dependency checking, it's best to install all the packages on the CD until you can figure out which ones you can do without.
Somthing you're going to want to do pretty soon is familiarize yourself with the config files in /etc/rc.d. In particular, take a look at rc.M, rc.inet1, rc.inet2, and rc.modules.
Tunring off processes and daemons which start at boot will drasticly improve system performence and stability. If you don't know what somthing is, don't mess with it at first. These files are the core configuration files for slack, and are what gives it its power and simplicity.