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Old 06-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Which mirror image?


At the Get Slackware page at the Slackware website it gives a list of addresses which when I click one of the addresses it redirects to another page with a list of mirror images. Which address and which mirror image do I need to work with Kubuntu 11.04 on my netbook so I can create a USB startup disk? With my connection speed these mirror image downloads take about an hour and a half and I cannot just be guessing which mirror image to download.

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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Pick one that is geographically near to you.Are you after a Slackware install or a Kubuntu install? If the latter, you will need to go to a Kubuntu mirror.
 
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Pick one that is geographically near to you.Are you after a Slackware install or a Kubuntu install? If the latter, you will need to go to a Kubuntu mirror.
I am trying to create a USB startup disk to install Slackware 13.37 on my netbook which has Kubuntu 11.04 currently installed on it.

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Old 06-14-2011, 05:56 AM   #4
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Instructions for a USB install here:
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/f...README_USB.TXT

Or download the .iso, and try unetbootin:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
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Instructions for a USB install here:
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/f...README_USB.TXT

Or download the .iso, and try unetbootin:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
This is an informative how to once I have chosen the mirror image but this post does not answer my question: Which mirror image from the Get Slackware page?

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:30 AM   #6
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There is no "mirror image".
Mirror = website to download from.
Image = .iso to download.
 
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Go to the Get Slack page. Look down the list to find your country (if your country is not listed, find the nearest country to your country). Click the country link. From the list pick a site that appears to give good speeds.

Example:
  • I go to the United Kingdom page, because that's where I live.
  • I then pick the FTP page for mirror.blueyonder.
  • I then pick the DVD iso image, because I have spare blank DVDs, I have sufficient bandwidth and I prefer to have one disk rather than multiple CDs. If you do opt for the CDs, you only need the first 4 disks, numbers 5 & 6 are for source code.
 
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Go to the Get Slack page. Look down the list to find your country (if your country is not listed, find the nearest country to your country). Click the country link. From the list pick a site that appears to give good speeds.

Example:
  • I go to the United Kingdom page, because that's where I live.
  • I then pick the FTP page for mirror.blueyonder.
  • I then pick the DVD iso image, because I have spare blank DVDs, I have sufficient bandwidth and I prefer to have one disk rather than multiple CDs. If you do opt for the CDs, you only need the first 4 disks, numbers 5 & 6 are for source code.
I live in the U.S.A. I click U.S.A. and then I click slackware.cs.utah.edu and then I click slackware-13.37-iso. A long list of images is given with d1,d2 etc. and asc and md5 at the end of the images listed. What do the d numbers mean and what is asc and md5 and which image should I choose?

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Old 06-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #9
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.asc and .md5 are the checksums for the isos. Basically, you download your iso and you can use those files to ensure that the image you have downloaded is the same as the image they have on the server. See here for details.

There are several different types on file there apart from the md5/asc files: the DVD iso is slackware-13.37-install-dvd.iso, the other iso files are for the CD version - d1=disk 1, d2=disk2 and so on. You do not need disks 5 & 6 for the install as they provide source code and you only need those if you wish to install anything from source and need to amend the install parameters.
 
  


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