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Old 06-06-2005, 08:54 PM   #1
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Does Slackware 10.1 allow you to boot of CD Image?


My floppy drive is a bit iffy and I'd much rather boot off a cd. Thanks.

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Old 06-06-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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It is not a live distro, but you can run basic command line programs and mount drives.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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Ermm, do you want to boot to install it or run directly from CD?
Slackware CD's are booteable but doesn't provide too many tools as juanbobo said, they're just usefull to install the distro on your harddisk.
And once installed in your harddisk, if you configure some boot manager there's no need to boot from a floppy or CD.

If you want a live CD that's based on Slackware try: http://slax.linux-live.org/
 
Old 06-07-2005, 08:30 AM   #4
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I meant boot from CD to install. Apologies.

So it sounds like Slackware 10.1 will allow me to boot from CD to install?

I'm looking for a distro that is really easy to configure, that will run well with X on a p3 800 mhz box, be able to easily configure http, ftp, ssh, php, mysql, and samba. I also want it to have a decent mp3 player configured by the installer.

Will Slackware do what I'm looking for?
 
Old 06-07-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
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if this is your first distro, the learning curve may be a little steep, but to answer your query.yes,yes,yes,yes and more yesses.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 09:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by FunBunny
I meant boot from CD to install. Apologies.

So it sounds like Slackware 10.1 will allow me to boot from CD to install?

I'm looking for a distro that is really easy to configure, that will run well with X on a p3 800 mhz box, be able to easily configure http, ftp, ssh, php, mysql, and samba. I also want it to have a decent mp3 player configured by the installer.

Will Slackware do what I'm looking for?
By easy, do you mean "just edit some text files" or "installs everything by double clicking setup and pressing next"?

After using Red Hat, Mandrake, and a few others, I found Slackware to be the easiest to setup.

You can have all of that up and running with miminal work and most will work right out of the box at a basic level, so to speak.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 09:38 PM   #7
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I'm hoping to have the installer do pretty much all the work. I'm downloading Slack, now.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 10:09 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by FunBunny
I'm hoping to have the installer do pretty much all the work. I'm downloading Slack, now.
No. The installer won't do all the job. You have to configure some things by yourself. Read the sticky thread, "how I did it all". If you want to just insert the cd, press next,next next and have a distro working with samba configured, X windows and sound try SuSE, mandrake or fedora. I don't need more than 15 minutes to configure my system, but you have to type some commands and edit some text files.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 12:31 PM   #9
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Don't forget Slackware Essentials.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 01:55 AM   #10
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mkrescue --iso
follow instructions it
will make a bootable cd

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