I got my s9 up running with the help from the folks here. Thank you.
Here is what I did.
(0) re-ftped from
they got 2-t3.
(1.1) The official slackware instruction would produces an iso image that is too big to fit in a single blank CD. Thus I modifed it as follows:
mkisofs -o /where_s9iso_is/slackware.iso \
-R -J -V "Slackware Install" \
-x ./bootdisks \
-x ./extra \
-x ./slackware/gnome \
-x ./slackware/xap/netscape-7.02-i686-1.tgz \
-x ./slackware/xap/mozilla-1.3-i386-1.tgz \
-x ./slackware/xap/gimp-1.2.3-i386-2.tgz \
-x ./slackware/ap/mysql-3.23.56-i386-1.tgz \
-x ./slackware/n/samba-2.2.8-i386-1.tgz \
-x ./pasture \
-x ./rootdisks \
-x ./source \
-x ./zipslack \
-v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 32 -boot-info-table \
-sort isolinux/iso.sort \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
-A "Slackware Install CD" .
and then burn a bootable iso with the iso image created above.
(a) where_s9iso_is the directory where the iso is going to be - makre sure you have access, enough room,...there.
(b) In addition to the official slackware exclusion, I excluded netscape, I excluded:
netscape, mozilla, gimp, mysql, and samba.
(1.2) burn the second cd with files listed in (1.1.b)
(2) Select "expert" while installing packages to exculde the packages identified in (1.1.b)
(3) proceed to complete the installation and reboot the system once the installation is "completed".
(4) log in as root, place the cd produced in (1.2) in cd driver, and mount the cd rom:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
to install all the excluded packages.
(5) proceed with configuration.
By now you should have all the files you need to configure X.
I am sure that there are better way to get this done. I am simply sharing my experience.
Good luck to you.
S is the way to go!