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Old 09-28-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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Easy to Install, Libranet-like slackware?


I like the concept of slackware, but the install process seems very daunting. Are there any easy to install, slackware-based distro's similar to libranet or vector linux?

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Old 09-28-2003, 11:44 PM   #2
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Are there any easy to install, slackware-based distro's similar to libranet or vector linux?
Vector linux is Slackware based. Vector 3.2 is based on Slackware 8.1, and Vector 4.0 is based on Slackware 9.0

The only other one I would try for an easy Slackware install besides Vector is College Linux.

There's also another distro called EvilEntity Linux, but it's not nearly as polished as Vector or College.

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Old 09-28-2003, 11:45 PM   #3
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I've tried 14 different distros and the slackware install isn't really that hard. Just choose to install everything. Slackware really is the best. A few extra minute figuring out the install is better than weeks/months of fighting with bugs & annoyances. The best part about slackware is that EVERYTHING WORKS.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:26 AM   #4
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I have no complains at all about the Slackware installation, I find it really easy to install.

Maybe you just didn't like having to answer Yes or No to every package, but either that or you will have no control of which packages are being installed or not, by choosing full installation.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!

I thought that vector was based on Debian Great news that it isn't. I'll download 4.0 when it comes out, and then maybe try the new slackware (I can't seem to download 9.1,) once I get to know it a bit better.

I'm also looking forward to formatting another partition with Gentoo..just as soon as a two or three day blizzard blows in
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:40 PM   #6
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What are the source iso's for?

I finally managed to get a fast mirror (http://www.vin.bg.ac.yu/~vex/linux/slackware-9.1-iso/) I'm not sure if I need the source disks, though?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:26 PM   #7
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You don't need the source disk to make an install...
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:34 PM   #8
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Thanks, but I'm just curious, what is the purpose of the source Cd's?

I know that when I downloaded mandrake, there were extra's (apparantly older versions.) But what do these do?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:47 AM   #9
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They contain the source code for the packages on the other cds. These packages are bundled in a precompiled binary format.
 
  


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