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Old 02-21-2005, 03:19 PM   #1
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Looking for Slackware install help docs..


I haven't used Slack in AGES. I've forgotten a lot about it. But anyway, I plan on installing it tomorrow, and I seem to recall a couple links I found a long time ago that were very useful in installing Slackware. One was very detailed, walked you through EVERYTHING.. setting up the mouse, networking, sshd, and then I think for the XF86 (now Xorg) setup, it linked to some other site that was black and red I think.

Anyone know what these sites are? I remember learning a lot from these.

Thanks!

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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do you mean this....?

http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...threadid=60154

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yes! That's it. But there's one more site that linked to that site. The site was white.. looked a lot like slackware.com. But it wasn't. And it had a page-by-page install document. I think the URL had "dude" or "guy" in it or something like that...
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:00 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by MDesigner
Yes! That's it. But there's one more site that linked to that site. The site was white.. looked a lot like slackware.com. But it wasn't. And it had a page-by-page install document. I think the URL had "dude" or "guy" in it or something like that...
You defenitly mean this one

http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/

Here at the forums he's also posting

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=174447
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
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Yes, that's exactly it. Guy, dude, geek... yeah.. i was close

Thanks a ton! I'll be dual-booting Slackware & Windows on an Athlon 64 3500+ CPU, with a 20" widescreen LCD (1680x1050). If there's anything I should know about getting Slack running on a 64-bit CPU, please let me know!
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:21 AM   #6
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Hmm, I don't use fdisk... I use cfdisk because it's easier.

I already have a WinXP partition (hda1). Linux will be hda2. Do I need to create a swap partition or is that optional? I have 1GB RAM. I'm not sure whether to create these Linux partitions as primary or logical..
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:31 PM   #7
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Hmm, I don't use fdisk... I use cfdisk because it's easier.

I already have a WinXP partition (hda1). Linux will be hda2. Do I need to create a swap partition or is that optional? I have 1GB RAM. I'm not sure whether to create these Linux partitions as primary or logical..
I use cfdisk to,

I thinks its best to create a swap partition.

Regarding your other question about partitioning, if i'm not mistaking you can make up to 4 primary partitions on a disk. (or you could make 3 primary, one logical and create some more partitions "under" that logical partition) but people , correct me if i'm wrong.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:34 PM   #8
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OK I created a primary for linux boot, and logical for swap. Works great.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 01:06 PM   #9
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OK I created a primary for linux boot, and logical for swap. Works great.
Hope you did not create 2G of swap...It would be a really stupid thing to do.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 01:22 PM   #10
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Haha, no I realize the "double your RAM" rule is for small amounts of RAM. I have a gig of RAM.. so for swap, I usually just set it at around 300-400MB or so. I don't even know if I need swap, do I? I can't imagine going past 1GB in Linux.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 01:57 PM   #11
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I have 1G of ram, and i get the impression that that linux has the tendency to use as much RAM as you provide. After having my PC on for 8-12 hours, top shows me that 700-900MB are used. Sometimes it even uses a really small amount of swap, always the same size (I can't remember maybe 25MB), without even having the whole RAM utilized. Also by default at least in slackware 10.0 it can't use more that 900+ MB of RAm(bare.i kernel), because the default kernel is not compiled with Hi-Mem support. I had compiled the kernel again to use Hi-mem, but after reinstalling slackware i was too bored to do that again, so i loose 100 MB of RAM. Please when you install and use slackware let's say for a week, post or mail me about the memory utilization. When i first realized that my whole memory is utilized i started to worry, and I searched the net, but i never have any slow-downs when the memory is utilized even 100%. I doubt but i would like to know if this is a memory leak in my computer or the default behavior.


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Old 02-23-2005, 02:13 PM   #12
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When you notice that your system has gobbled up all the RAM, try running the Free command. Look for the information after the +/- buffers line. It'll likely tell you that most of that 'used' memory is in buffers or cache and can be reclaimed at a second's notice for other, more useful purposes.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:18 PM   #13
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Yeah I was alarmed as well by the super high constant memory usage in Linux. Till I discovered it here. There was previous post that mentioned that the progs which you use will stay in memory if it can. So, the next time you fired gimp (without rebooting). You will notice a huge speedup.

And as cavalier said, it will be "written" over if needed.

Is the 10.1 kernel compiled with HIMEM? I didn't reinstall. Just upgrade by downloading the packages which is neeeded.
 
  


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