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TigerLinux 10-03-2005 09:12 AM

Can Slackware dual boot with windows XP?
 
1) Can it?
2) Where to download slackware?
3) Can it automount CDROM and play MP3 files?

acid_kewpie 10-03-2005 09:22 AM

what happened to turbo linux? only $29...


anywho... 1) yes. 2) erm.. slackware.com... try googling etc before asking. 3) yes.

Yalla-One 10-03-2005 09:24 AM

1: Yes - using LILO (Linux Loader) or GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) you can multiboot between Linux and Windows XP. Slackware comes with LILO which, once you know it, is relatively easy to set up

2: You can download Slackware from your nearest mirror. Please use a mirror rather than slackware.com, as it gets overloaded. Mirrors : http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

3: Yes.

Generic comment - I believe all of these answers could easily be found by using the search feature here on LQ or Google. Remember Google is your friend.

-Y1

TigerLinux 10-03-2005 09:24 AM

u see, i have mandriva 2005/2006, fedora core4, kubuntu, ubuntu, suse 9.3/10.0RC1, why waste my money for turbolinux?

another thing, slackware website is plain color, black n white, why so dull?

phil.d.g 10-03-2005 09:38 AM

It may be to reduce bandwidth costs or load on the server, it is afterall only a PIII on a T1 connection which the site runs off.

acid_kewpie 10-03-2005 09:41 AM

is it just me, or can anyone else see someone missing the point? :-)

TigerLinux 10-03-2005 09:53 AM

here u can get all OS u want:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/

Janusz11 10-03-2005 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by TigerLinux
another thing, slackware website is plain color, black n white, why so dull?
Ehr, maybe because its representing the philosophy of the distro- to keep it simple?

XavierP 10-03-2005 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by TigerLinux
here u can get all OS u want:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/

Pah! I get all of my distros off've the internets. And am grateful for it.

titopoquito 10-03-2005 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by acid_kewpie
is it just me, or can anyone else see someone missing the point? :-)
You are not the only one LOL

perfect_circle 10-03-2005 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by TigerLinux
another thing, slackware website is plain color, black n white, why so dull?
I remember you from the fedora thread.
You were bored to download a simple rpm to get mp3 support in fedora.

From what I've already seen:
"i am tired to do so much job, i go back to mandriva."
"another thing, slackware website is plain color, black n white, why so dull?"

I would recommend you to try another distro. Slackware is not for you.

acid_kewpie 10-03-2005 03:12 PM

thing is. he seems to want to install everything. or rather download everything. or rather state a desire to download everything. ;-)

titopoquito 10-03-2005 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by TigerLinux
u see, i have mandriva 2005/2006, fedora core4, kubuntu, ubuntu, suse 9.3/10.0RC1
You forgot Windows. Maybe you should stay with it and have a look at Linux again in one or two years. I truly doubt Linux -- each of the distros you mentioned and Slackware as well -- will satisfy your needs.
All the distros you mentioned should be able to share a harddisk with Windows, to automount CDs and to play MP3 files, but it might be necessary to do a little reading and tweaking, more or less. It's okay if you are not interested in this, but in this case you should not install slackware. Please. No.

TigerLinux 10-03-2005 07:11 PM

I got my first choice, which is mandriva,
2 years ago i already started using mandrake 8.0 till now.
Since there are so many distros out there, no harm for me to try one.
Today, i will go back to my office to get my SUSE 9.3 first, i have never try suse. (My office internet is 2MB/s, faster than my home's one, only 512kb/s, so, normally i download the ISO files by using my office's PC.)

uopjohnson 10-03-2005 07:27 PM

Umm... Ok. Cool. Thanks.


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