I recently installed slack 9.1 (moving over from RH9), and used a two disk
install -- actually, since I didn't install kde, it was a 1 disk install, as I recall.
Here are my observations:
1. HOWTOs are normally in English (ASCII) text. I don't recall the extra tags you
refer to and can't find any at the moment. Can you tell me which particular file
has these? Conceivably there was an option to install them in html (that I missed
and you didn't). I prefer them in plain ASCII, anyway.
2. A useful command to know is the file command:
bash-2.05b$ file COPYRIGHT
COPYRIGHT: ASCII English text
This isn't perfect, but it can save you from running less or more on a non-ascill file,
which can be disconcerting.
You might like to read these in your favorite text editor instead of in less.
3. The slack book is said to be out of date, but pretty accurate for 9.1. It is quite
inexpensive if you can find it at a convenient bookstore. I couldn't, and was in a
hurry (i.e., didn't want to wait for mail delivery). I found on google with a search something like "slackware linux essentials" pdf
I can still find it that way, and just now I found it at:
Welcome to Slackware and to Linuxquestions!