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Old 10-14-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Slackware help: What to select?


Hey there, http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php which torrent to select to download? I wanted to ask, is installation process for SLACKWARE is same like UBUNTU? Thank you alot guys!
 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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Do you want a 32 bit system, or a 64 bit system? The DVD is 64 bit, and has everything you would need. If you want 32 bit system, then you need the first 3 .iso's as far as I know.

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is installation process for SLACKWARE is same like UBUNTU?
No. I'm going to post a link I used for my first install, and the setup after the install. This guide is written in easy to understand language, and has lots of info for setting things up after the install.

The link -->http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sysadmin/index.html

This walk through is for version 13.1, there are only minor differences in 13.37.

Go through Installing, Basic setup and read through the section on package management.

The doc is good, so read it before you proceed. If you have specific questions, post them.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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Thank you man! I'm going to read this tomorrow have no time now, i don't want to delete my other partitions Got 14GB unloccated space ,hope i will succeed.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:28 PM   #4
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I did a full install ( recommended ) and I used 6.5 gig on the root partition. 14 gig is enough, but won't be for long, if you add many files.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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Slackware's install is not like Ubuntu's, but it's not too complicated if you follow the recommendations and are comfortable in the command line for a little bit. if you do a customized install be careful though, best to do a full install if you're not confident you know exactly what you do/do not need.
for what .isos to get, the DVD has everything, the CDs have everything divided into 4, I recommend getting everything even the 4th CD which is mostly extras, as they can be very useful anyway.
be warned that, once installed, you will boot to a command line, and need to make all your other user accounts, and maybe edit your /etc/inittab file to change the default run level if you want a graphical log in prompt and to start in a gui.

By default, slackware goes to runlevel 3 (multiuser mode, non-graphical), you may want to go to runlevel 4 (multiuser mode, with X11 and graphical login prompt etc.)

slackware is well commented and while it doesn't hold your hand it should give you enough information to get through your first install with few or no problems, but if you are not comfortable with cfdisk or fdisk you might want to establish partitions with a graphical partition tool from a live CD.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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If you find the installation instructions for Slackware a bit intimidating, consider Salix. That has a friendly installer and (if you install from the live CD) a graphical partition editor. Most of Salix's software is taken unaltered from the Slackware repository, plus some extra programs. The idea is to give you Slackware's stability without the hard work. If you have an old or odd computer, the hands-on approach of Slackware may make an installation possible where other distros fail, but many of us feel that software is now advanced enough to automate such things.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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Slackware's installation process is quite straightforward except for this: It does not offer to partition your disk for you. It expects you to do that.

I wrote a series of blog posts about how to install it last year at a friend's blog. Here's a link to the last; it links to the others.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 03:45 AM   #8
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So recommended is http://www.slackware.com/torrents/sl...ll-dvd.torrent , the dvd for 32bit?
 
Old 10-15-2011, 03:47 AM   #9
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So recommended is http://www.slackware.com/torrents/sl...ll-dvd.torrent , the dvd for 32bit?
Yes, that will most likely work the best on most computers.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 03:49 AM   #10
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Yes.

Also, when you do set up Slackware the default settings are fine, and you can use fdisk or cfdisk to create partitions but since you said you already have a 14 GB partition that you can use, first make it boot-able with one of the above, then choose that partition to install Slackware on.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 03:58 AM   #11
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http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sys...allation1.html I hope this tutorial is fine... Bytheway: How to read it from somewhere? Since i have 1 computer at the moment
 
Old 10-15-2011, 04:30 AM   #12
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you prob. wont be able to read it during the installation, then, unless you print it or something. As far as I know you can't read HTML until the installation finishes.
In all honesty, just memorize the parts about partitioning and logging in and such at the beginning, the installer should get you through the rest. It's fairly easy once you get the partitioning done, unless you're not comfortable in the command line.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 05:17 AM   #13
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Can I only make SWAP PARTITION and install SLACKWARE on remaining space?
Because http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sys...allation1.html here i read that i need swap,root and home. Can i make it only with 1 partition? I did with swap and partition on ubuntu, but i don't know about Slackware. thankyou!
 
Old 10-15-2011, 05:23 AM   #14
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Can I only make SWAP PARTITION and install SLACKWARE on remaining space?
Because http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sys...allation1.html here i read that i need swap,root and home. Can i make it only with 1 partition? I did with swap and partition on ubuntu, but i don't know about Slackware. thankyou!
Yes, you can make a slackware install with just the root partition, though it's generally recommended to keep /home separate because it makes keeping data during upgrades and such much easier.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 05:38 AM   #15
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Cool, thank you alot! Going to burn it now!
 
  


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