I tired of Fedoracore, and I'd like to install Slack
I'm tired of using fedoracore. I hate dependencies. I want to get away from package management and just compile source code.I have compiled a few simple programs on fedoracore. One day I would like to move to a Unix system. I feel that Slackware is the way to go to become more familier with linux and then more to unix. I am intrested in security, and administration. I think with a good understanding of Unix that I will also have a pretty good understanding of how to also run a linux system, and vice versa with slackware. I also like all the unix programs that come with Slack.
So, I want to install slack from my HD if I can. Or make a slack startup disk to boot and then install off of a existing linux partition, once again if I can.
One of the main reasons that I installed Fedoracore, is because I could not get my old slack 9.0 or maybe later, to configure my USB ethernet adapter. Its a f=ma. eth to USB. On my fedora system it uses the pegesus II or 1 driver, or module. I would think that it would use the same on Slack. I know that I would need to use "modprobe" to load the pegesus module. ??? $modprobe /dev/pegesus ??? Not really sure about all the modprobe options, but I can look at old "man modprobe". I think that my modprobe command is a bad syntax? or bad option? I guess if I can get that pegesus module loaded, then all I would have to do is $ifconfig eth0 up
But I think that there is some other config file that I need to edit or add pegesus to. Off the top of my head I would guess mtab because of the m, maybe for "module"? just a guess. But thats my main worry. I have some documentation printed out, from a long time ago. But its a hassle to install a different distro just to connect to the internet and get info on how to set up something as simple as a eth device. Also I'm not sure that 9.0 or 9.1 for that matter have the right support for that device.?
Well, if anyone had a comment about the install of slackware to my HD from another partition, thank you.
I have two 40GB IDE ext3 formatted drives, and one of them can be reformatted if need be.
Blackulafedora1 soon Slack..