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Old 05-21-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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downloaded slackware... now what?

Okay, I know a little bit about navigating through command-line slackware, from dealing with servers at work, etc, but when it comes to actually making it all happen, I'm at a loss... I'm working on becoming a nerd, but as of now, I'm still a n00b.

So, I decide to put slackware on a hd on my home pc. I've had mandrake on it, but I just didn't like it, for some reason. Maybe it's the nerd in me, begging to get out. Also, the install disks weren't mine, so I didn't have much to fall back on in case I screwed things up.

Anyway, I'm downloading the latest version of slackware (and I've downloaded the latest linux kernel, with which I have no idea what to do, other than it requires compiling, but I'll cross that road when I get there).

So, I have this huge directory, full of slackware stuff. What do I do with it? I want to burn it onto disks so I can install this onto my spare hd, but the thing is a few disks large, so what goes where?

Help... *whimpers softly, taking his second (learning a big of C, sql, and php was the first) step into his true nerdhood*
Old 05-21-2004, 05:52 PM   #2
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Did you dowload the .isos?
If yes, burn'em and go for install.
If not there's probably a way to make it bootable but i don't know how.

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Old 05-21-2004, 05:56 PM   #3
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well, it's still downloading, technically. (should be done tomorrow morning)

as for what all I'm downloading, I'm not sure. I'm downloading this directory.
Old 05-21-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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bleh. having thought it over, i realized that it probably wasn't a great idea to get the current. so i went with a previous, stable build.

so, here's what i'm downloading now.

I see this...
slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso 640224 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso.asc 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso.md5 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-install-d2.iso 672288 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-install-d2.iso.asc 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-install-d2.iso.md5 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-source-d3.iso 673824 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-source-d3.iso.asc 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-source-d3.iso.md5 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-source-d4.iso 678720 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-source-d4.iso.asc 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
slackware-9.1-source-d4.iso.md5 1 KB 9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
I assume I put the first three on the first disk, the second three on the second, etc., right?
Old 05-21-2004, 06:33 PM   #5
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No, just burn the ISO images to a CD. The md5 files contain checksums with which you can verify that the downloaded ISO is ok. Same for the asc files, I believe.

And you probably just need d1 and d2 (d2 contains Gnome, KDE, etc.), d3 and d4 are just sources.
Old 05-22-2004, 11:27 AM   #6
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thanks! got it all done...

next project (other than getting better with what I know): compile the latest kernel...


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