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Old 10-01-2011, 04:18 AM   #1
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Salix or Slax


hey guys

ok basically im after slackware. but unfortantly the main dvd for slackware itself is 4GB in size. which is abit much for me due to a bandwith limit each month :P

its not that i dont have enough bandwith. its that ive used half already haha

So basically im after slackware. but i cant download the entire dvd

So i was wondering if salix. or slax would be a good way to install slackware with a minimal install or something like that
 
Old 10-01-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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Hi,

you don't need the DVD, you can as well download CDs 1-3, the rest are the sources. If you don't even need KDE you'll only need the first 2 CDs.

You can as well download the packages with wget and then create a minimal install-CD. Then while installation chose the "install-medium" "premounted directory". For a minimal install CD you'll only need the files from the "kernels" and "isolinux" directory: ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen...ackware-13.37/, description here: ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen...nux/README.TXT

To download the packages
Code:
mkdir slackware
cd slackware
for i in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap y; do mkdir $i; cd $i; wget ftp://yourmirrorhere/slackware/slackware-13.37/slackware/$i/*; cd ..; done
hope this helps

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Old 10-01-2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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its just got me more confused haha sorry. im abit new to the whole DIY distro scene. i started with archlinux now im exploring more distro's and curiousity's

Could you try and make all this a lil more simpler for me lol, like how'd setup an XFCE desktop using the 2 cd's
 
Old 10-01-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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Hello,

the first 2 CDs contain all packages except for the KDE-localization. So for XFCE you can completely install CD 1 and 2.

BTW: Slackware isn't more complicated to install than Arch. You may consider to post to the Slackware forum of LQ: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/ it's the official forum for Slackware and you'll find much help there.

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