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Old 11-11-2001, 07:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Out of memory!!


I'm installing zipslack on my 386, but I think I can only just get by by unzipping all the files
But, once its done i wont be able to save anything, and it'll probably slow my already snail-like computer down a hell of a lot
So, once i've got zipslack ready for booting, do i need dos and stuff anymore? I mean, can I delete everything but the linux folder, and linux will still boot?

Thanx

M@tt

 
Old 11-11-2001, 08:50 AM   #2
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if you are considering deleting all the dos things except the folder with zipslack in, why not just install normal slackware? without dos? (or alongside it).

no you couldn't just remove all the other directories. zipslack will need dos to load fully then have it's programs run by dos.

Alex
 
Old 11-11-2001, 09:02 AM   #3
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Will the full version fit onto a 170mb drive? Cos that's all I have
 
Old 11-11-2001, 09:33 AM   #4
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if you are sparing with what packages you install

it might be a bit of a squeeze.

i doubt that XFree86 will fit in but you could give it a try.

make sure you don't install apache, bind and all that other stuff unless you need it.

also miss out kde and gnome if you are going to use XFree86 since kde and gnome will use pretty much your entire drive very quickly.

Alex
 
Old 11-11-2001, 03:35 PM   #5
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Zipslack claims to fit on 90MB of space, hence the ZIPslack refering to a portable ZipDisk. I tried it to see what it would do and it installed itself just over 100MB. You should be fine I think, but you would have to keep your DOS partition since ZipSlack uses UMSDOS to run. So like Webtoe said, just go for a regular install and forget zipslack altogether which will give you alot more space. Unless of course you are downloading the install and can't buy the full distro.
 
Old 11-13-2001, 03:12 PM   #6
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I tried the floppy way of installing on a 486 laptop 120 MB.
Final size for the A packages about 50 MB. In this installation I installed just about all of the packages from A category (base install).
It is very slow as it is 18 floppies.
 
  


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