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kikinovak 02-08-2013 12:47 AM

Install Slackware on a public root server
 
Hi,

The french company Online.net has some excellent and really cheap public root servers on offer. (Think: ten dollars per month for a full server with full root access). Unfortunately the selection of Linux distributions on offer (Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu LTS) doesn't include Slackware.

I did some experimenting and found a way to install Slackware64 14.0 on one of those machines. (Prior experience with LFS and Gentoo was helpful.)

Here's a detailed HOWTO on the subject. It's in French, but then again, the Slackware bits are universal:

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/L...ibox-HOWTO.txt

Abstract: how to install Slackware using an Ubuntu Live session, and without a Slackware installation media. Bit of an ugly hack, but quite fun.

unSpawn 02-09-2013 11:07 AM

Nice write up but isn't this what you have your personal LQ web log (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...inovak-596950/) for?

Mark Pettit 02-09-2013 11:12 AM

Yeah - the offers do look good. But I don't understand enough French to get a proper understanding of what all is entailed. Pity they don't have and English version of that site - I would be sorely tempted to sign up.

Alien Bob 02-09-2013 11:32 AM

You get a guaranteed 100 Mbit/sec transfer speed on a Gigabit connection. And you get unlimited data traffic for that 10 euro per month. I think that alone makes this a very interesting offer.

Perhaps Kikinovak can tall more about his opinion of the hosting provider. If the price is so competitive I always wonder what the catch is...

Eric

kikinovak 02-09-2013 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unSpawn (Post 4887677)
Nice write up but isn't this what you have your personal LQ web log (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...inovak-596950/) for?

You just made me discover that. Thanks.

kikinovak 02-09-2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4887697)
You get a guaranteed 100 Mbit/sec transfer speed on a Gigabit connection. And you get unlimited data traffic for that 10 euro per month. I think that alone makes this a very interesting offer.

Perhaps Kikinovak can tall more about his opinion of the hosting provider. If the price is so competitive I always wonder what the catch is...

Eric

No catch so far, as far as I can tell. I've had one of these servers for a bit more than a year now, hosting my friends' web sites and some mail, with Debian Squeeze so far. Quality of service is excellent. I can only recommend it.


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