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Old 06-25-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
gordie1969
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hey guys I'm getting there on some commands for linux but still learning I ditched W7 on my desktop and tried Ubuntu 14.04 I'm running a new Asus AMD 6 Core with 4 gigs of ram and I'm finding it buggy 12.04 ran better. But anyways I only use my desktop for the odd download music but mostly facebook, twitter, youtube and paying my bills so I thought I'd tried slackware I downloaded the lasted from there site burned it to a cd and when I go to run the cd it requires boot: and not sure where to go from there is I typed C: and my dvd burner but nothing
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
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when I go to run the cd it requires boot:
Not sure what that means? You download Slackware iso, do an md5checksum on it, burn it as an image to your CD, put the CD in the tray and reboot with the CD drive as first boot priority. Do you get to the 'select keyboard'? See the tutorial below

http://www.unixmen.com/install-slack...4-1-step-step/

Or better yet, the Slackware site.

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install

I'm not sure what your comment about 'typing C' is in regard to. That is what a windows operating system would refer to the primary system partition. The Slackware installer is different than a lot of the newer systems. As Mr. Volkerding mentioned in a recent post here, installing Slackware does require the ability to read so you should have no problem. Did you read the paragraph above the boot prompt?? If you are not seeing the screens shown in the tutorials, something else is wrong and you need to post more detail on how you burned the image to CD and the steps you took.

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Old 06-25-2014, 08:59 AM   #3
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Just press the Enter key. The text on screen should give you hints what to do, also have a look at the Installation part of http://docs.slackware.com/

Offtopic: Posts that rarely use proper punctuation are difficult to read and may prevent some people (especially non-native English speakers) from helping you.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 09:24 AM   #4
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I press enter and it keeps rebooting and going to where it says boot:
 
Old 06-25-2014, 10:09 AM   #5
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Question: are you actually booting from the CD? You might have to change boot order of devices in your BIOS.

That is, are you seeing this picture? http://docs.slackware.com/_media/sla...:1-welcome.png
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:34 AM   #6
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At the boot prompt type 'huge.s'
 
Old 06-25-2014, 12:26 PM   #7
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I think OP is talking about a partitioning issue.

OP, FYI, "C" is not used as a drive label in Linux (If that's what you were talking about)

If you're not dual-booting [i.e. if Slackware will be the only OS on your 'puter] then you can just have the Slackware installer do the partitioning automatically.

TIP: Print this out before installing Slackware: http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide It tells you how to configure your system after installation- very important.

Also, there are some great videos on Youtube- especially the ones by LARathbone, on how to install and configure Slackware.

I'm a Slackware noob myself, and I found those videos invaluable!

You'll love Slackware. It has none of the bloat and BS that modern Ubuntu versions have. It works better than any distro I have ever tried. Configuring it can be a little work, especially for us noobs- but between the documentation I linked to above, and the Youtube videos, it's a piece of cake.

Enjoy!!!
 
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If you're not dual-booting [i.e. if Slackware will be the only OS on your 'puter] then you can just have the Slackware installer do the partitioning automatically.
The Slackware installer does not do any partitioning at all, you will have to do that manually.
 
  


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