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Old 10-11-2003, 05:02 PM   #1
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Slackware


I really wanna try this distro, but do i need to download all ISO's? I only wanna real small install just to try.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 05:08 PM   #2
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knoppix is a distro that fits on one cd that will run right off the cd

go to www.knoppix.org and download it, then burn it, pop it in your cd drive, and you'll be up and running in no time

the only thing u need to make sure is that your computer can boot from cd: do that by pressing whatever button your pc needs in order to go into setup (they are usually DEL, F1, X, or BACK); then go into the boot menu and make sure the cd drive is listed above harddrive (press + on your keyboard while cd is selected to move it up)

knoppix is much slower than linux normally is because it has to decompress and then run, but it will give you a good feel; if u like it, it can be installed to your harddrive

slackware 9.1 does pretty much require both cd's, since the first is the core, and then the second is the gui, but slack 9.0 is just one cd if u would care to try it

good luck with linux

(btw, if u don't mind downloading some isos, try out redhat or mandrake first, that is my recommendation, but if you feel good about computers, go ahead and give slackware a shot, but it is a little difficult to get running at times)
 
Old 10-11-2003, 05:12 PM   #3
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I've already got Knopix and DSL i like them but i wanna try Slack now. I'm not a computer newbie, i know how to modify the boot order. I thought Slack was 6 ISO's i saw 6 somewhere anyway.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 05:18 PM   #4
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no, slack is just 2 cd's (well at least it now is)

yes, u will probably need both, if u want a gui; if not, all you need is the first cd
then again, the second cd also has some extra toys in it and it can act as live repair cd

if u want a one cd distro, go with slack 9.0 or 8.1 (they say the latter is much faster than 9.0) but 9.1 also works extremely well, so u can make the choice

*edit: the other 4 cd's are source cd's that contain all of the source tar files for all the programs found in slack's 2 installer cd's; u don't need them unless you want to compile something on your own or just want to look at sources

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Old 10-11-2003, 05:30 PM   #5
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How many ISO's are debian? Any major distros only need 1 CD?
 
Old 10-11-2003, 05:31 PM   #6
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if u want a one cd distro, go with slack 9.0 or 8.1 (they say the latter is much faster than 9.0) but 9.1 also works extremely well, so u can make the choice

also, slack 9 will give a full install.......minus the kernel source!!
you need the kernel source installed if you want to say .....install the Nvidia driver or install emu10k1 sound driver........
 
Old 10-11-2003, 05:40 PM   #7
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debian, i believe, is many cd's because it contains many packages and i'm not sure if they are in any particular order (once again, i don't know, but check the debian website and look around, you'll find some good info)

slack 8.1, just one cd (if u don't like the fact that some program u use will be outdated, just download an updated version and install that)

knoppix can be installed on the harddrive, too, but it is also a little slow to boot up

You can try LFS (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/) and see if u want to give that a try
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:03 PM   #8
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1 cd, 2 cd's... does it really matter or is it that big of a deal? Are you that tight on a budget to not use up two cdr's? I'm confused. Why go thru the hassle or care that much, be glad you can get it for free.

Use 9.0 that only requires one cd to install Slackware. If you need anything else just download and install, etc.

Use 9.1, the latest, with 2 cd's to have the latest and greatest, etc.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:28 PM   #9
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doesn't matter really my adsl would take a while to download 5 ISO's
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:30 PM   #10
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doesn't matter really my adsl would take a while to download 5 ISO's
Yeah, 2 is better than 5. Took me less than 45 mins to download the first 2 iso's for slackware 9.1 on cable... really isn't that bad at all.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:41 PM   #11
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Gonna sound silly but i can't actually find two ISO's for slackware.
I'm looking here: ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.sla...pub/slackware/
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:51 PM   #12
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Much better ftp site here: ftp://ftp.kpn.be/pub/linux/slackware/slackware-9.1-iso
 
  


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