How to install Slackware on a Gateway LT2104u (Acer Aspire One 532h) netbook
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Slackware has a howto on PXE boot. It's in one of the subdirs on the install cd/dvd. You need to be able to set up the bios to boot from network card, and need another box around to have a few servers on. Can you do that?
I didn't try the PXE boot. It was easier for me to boot from the usb image and then read the packages from my USB hard-drive.
This worked fine for me too! on an aspire one netbook and then I also used the excellent script from usb&pxe installers on the slackware13.1 tree called usbimg2disk.sh that lets you install the full Slackware dvd along with the setup program onto a bootable usb pen drive so now I can just plug that in and slackware is easily installed
I'll add another gotcha I've discovered today: no RAM upgrade is possible. You can find Gateway instructions to upgrade RAM and you can buy the exactly right 2GB card to replace the factory 1GB card (there's only one slot) - but if you go to terminal and run 'free' or do kInfoCenter from KDE you'll find that only 1GB of your new 2GB card is actually being used (verified on the Windows side as well). You can check the memory in F2 setup after powering down and it will report 2GB, but if you check it after a reboot you'll find it will report 1GB.