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Old 12-05-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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installing slackware


i have installed mandrake 9.1 and red hat, but never slackware.... can anyone point me to a tutorial on how to begin... i have the 4 cds, but i dont even know where to start. thanks
 
Old 12-05-2003, 06:19 PM   #2
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hi true_atlantis here's a great place to start.

http://www.slackware.com/install/

http://www.slackware.com/book/

good luck.

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Old 12-05-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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tell me what you need to know and ill tell you ...im using slackware 9.1
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:27 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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and, do i need all 4 slack disks to install, or just the first 2???
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:34 PM   #6
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can't you boot with the CD?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 02:11 AM   #7
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and, do i need all 4 slack disks to install, or just the first 2???
I recently installed slack, and I only needed the first 2 disks; the last two are source disks
Regards
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:05 PM   #8
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i can boot with the cds but it says on the tutorial on how to install that you have to make a boot disk and a root disk... do you still need to do that?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:11 PM   #9
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i can boot with the cds but it says on the tutorial on how to install that you have to make a boot disk and a root disk... do you still need to do that?
no, if you can boot from cd, just pop it in and reboot.


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Old 12-09-2003, 01:33 AM   #10
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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
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cfdisk
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
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setup
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
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xf86config
and right here you have to do some stuff so just read and when your done just type
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startx
and if hte mouse and everything work then just logout and type this
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pico -w /etc/inittab
and where it says something like this
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Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
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


well i hope i help
Regards, Danny
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:25 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 02:00 PM   #12
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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
Yep..... read-up a little then disable some of them - cd into /etc/rc.d then

chmod a-x rc.sendmail

for example..
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:19 AM   #13
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I find it easier to enable and diable programs which start at boot by simply commenting out the relevent lines in rc.M.
 
  


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