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Old 10-05-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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3 cds now?


I've been using Slackware for years now on 2 of my old pcs and love the fact that I'm able to have stable pcs on 24/7 that are 7 and 9 years old thanks to Slackware! The downside to old pcs is that it takes forever to install/upgrade a new OS. I liked how Slackware was a simple 1 cd install. Then it became 2 cds. Now it's 3. Are all 3 cds needed for the install if I just want an XFCE/GNOME install with a 2.6.x kernel on an AMD K6 laptop?

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Old 10-05-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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CD3 only has KDE and KDEI. If you actually have a K6, not a K6-II or K6-III, though, I'd personally recommend you not use even XFCE and go for something even simpler like IceWM, WindowMaker, or FluxBox.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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disk1 and 2 for me

I installed KDE with 2.4 on one computer and installed KDE with 2.6 on another computer, a K8 cpu. It required only disk 1 and 2. I don't know what is one the third disk that you might need for the install, maybe the 2.6 testing kernel.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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Oh, KDE is on disk two? I should really go actually look at the discs before answering questions about what is on them. I see from slackware.com that it has KDEI, extra/ part 2, and testing/.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 08:40 PM   #5
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Fluxbox sounds like a good choice. My CPU is a 350 MHz K6 with 96 MB RAM and only a 4 GB harddrive on this laptop...I need PCMCIA support for my wireless Orinoco card. I'd like to minimize the install-I've not selected the K group or KI group in the past. What else could I not install? This is just a home pc for web surfing, email, and plucker use on my Zaurus pocket pc (SD card support needed for this).
 
Old 10-05-2006, 08:44 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by linuxhippy
I liked how Slackware was a simple 1 cd install (...). I just want an XFCE/GNOME install with a 2.6.x kernel on an AMD K6 laptop?
You can try Tukaani Linux whose "main goal is to make a Slackware-based Linux distribution that fits on one CD-ROM". Tukaani provides a 2.6.x Linux kernel and the Edge version also provides GNOME 2.16.x.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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Oh I just noticed that you have "Vector Linux" in your profile. In that case, you would probably be most comfortable with IceWM. When I briefly used Vector, that was the WM they were using.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:21 PM   #8
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On slackware.com it states kernel 2.6.18 is in the /testing directory.

BUT... which CD has the /testing directory?
AND... how do i use 2.6.18 instead?
Can someone answer these plz?

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Old 10-05-2006, 10:34 PM   #9
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On slackware.com it states kernel 2.6.18 is in the /testing directory.

BUT... which CD has the /testing directory?
AND... how do i use 2.6.18 instead?
Can someone answer these plz?
Here is the contents of the Slackware's installation CDs :
Download these files and grep them :)
 
Old 10-05-2006, 11:10 PM   #10
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Thanks but am I just dumb or is kernel 2.6.18 not in there?
 
Old 10-06-2006, 09:05 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxhippy
Fluxbox sounds like a good choice. My CPU is a 350 MHz K6 with 96 MB RAM and only a 4 GB harddrive on this laptop...I need PCMCIA support for my wireless Orinoco card. I'd like to minimize the install-I've not selected the K group or KI group in the past. What else could I not install? This is just a home pc for web surfing, email, and plucker use on my Zaurus pocket pc (SD card support needed for this).
Hi,

I'm currently running Slackware 10.2 (kernel 2.6.13) on a Gateway Solo 2500, Intel Pentium II/333 with 192MB ram, 60GB HD. I use XFCE which is clean and snappy on this old girl. The laptop is used to access my systems via ssh and also used from my recliner to access the internet. My wife has a much better laptop but it is just to big to set with at the recliner. The Solo profile is nice and comfortable. I don't plan to move to Slackware 11 on the Solo!

As for your install, you should trim things that you know you won't be using. If you don't plan to compile anything then the gcc or development packages won't be needed. You will have to decide what is to be installed on the laptop.

You could look at eric's (alien_bob) mini slack install iso (Slackware_11) as an example of a minimum install.

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slackware-mini-install.iso
==========================

If you're planning to install Slackware using packages on a local hard disk
partition, or from a NFS server, you don't need a full-blown CDROM to boot from.

This mini-ISO image of 40MB in size contains everything to let you do the above,
and nothing more than that.

The script that was used to create the ISO image can be found here:

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/tool...ate_miniiso.sh

========================================================
Eric Hameleers <alien at slackware dot com>, 21-sep-2006
You could mount the iso on the loop device and see what he's done or just look at the script he used.

You could just use the script to create one for Slackware_11.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 03:01 AM   #12
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Thanks but am I just dumb or is kernel 2.6.18 not in there?
It's on the first source CD aka CD #4

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Old 10-07-2006, 07:06 AM   #13
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Thanks but am I just dumb or is kernel 2.6.18 not in there?
the 2.6.17.13 kernel can also be installed with pkgtool from install cd2 in /extra (I had to use mkinitrd and update /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo). This works on my Athlon 64 tower but not on my K6 laptop...my K6 laptop doesn't seem to like 2.6 kernels.
 
  


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