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Just get my first installation of Slackware done.
It is the very first migration from Windows to Linux, and I'm hooked.
KDE looks cool.
From google and this forum, I managed to get everything working:
1. Wireless (I had fwcutter and b43-firmware installed, using Slackbuilds)
2. I had wineHQ installed.
3. I had QQ working by installing Linux QQ
4. I managed to get flash-player to play the youtube.
5. Managed to get the sound of flash-player on youtube working by running alsaconf.
Everything works fine. But I just have small little curiosity, I try to google it and didn't find any information, on my etc/fstab it shows:
/dev/sda4 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda2 /usr ext4 defaults 1 2
/dev/sda3 /home ext4 defaults 1 2
#/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/SD1 auto noauto,owner,users,rw,sync,exec 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
I wonder why there is # on /dev/cdrom (become #/dev/cdrom) ?
On other hand, when I run df, it shows:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 19228276 3416480 14835048 19% /
/dev/sda2 38448304 6282168 30213036 18% /usr
/dev/sda3 94195848 2646632 86764256 3% /home
tmpfs 504696 0 504696 0% /dev/shm
I wonder why /dev/sda1 suddenly change to /dev/root ?
I didn't remember I changed it.
These are just small annoyance that I do not find the answer on the net.
Having a space shouldn't necessarily matter - one simple way to check this out is to open a file in an editor that does syntax highlighting (vim should do this from a command line for example) and you can try out inserting comment delimiters and see how they work in various types of files by how the color of text on that line changes. (just remember not to save arbitrary changes to important files if you do that)
Removed my convoluted /dev/root workaround in favor of a much more simple,
elegant solution. Thanks to Gary Langshaw.
Yes, but when you are using grub2 and want to run grub2-mkconfig you get an error, /usr/sbin/grub2-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /dev/root. And you have to recreate the link to get rid of the error.
But when you want to use gpt partitions you have to use elilo or grub2.
You can also use extlinux (part of syslinux). It is included in Slackware, though you will need the version from the upcoming Slackware 14 (at the moment in RC4 status) to support GPT. On the plus side this package can be installed in 13.37.
Just an update from me. Just managed to install virtualbox today as the barcode printer software doesn't work pretty well in wine. (and btw, the cracked Photoshop CS5 refuse to install thru wine LOL).
More people shall try Linux and especially Slackware, it is not that hard, but it just takes a lot lot of time Googling to solve problems or to learn something. Me myself am not programmer, not an IT professional, just someone generally literate on general computing.
More people shall try Linux and especially Slackware, it is not that hard, but it just takes a lot lot of time Googling to solve problems or to learn something.
Once you get used to Slackware (and Linux in general) I doubt you'll ever go back (to Windows?).
I come from the world of Win95/98/XP and *gulp* DOS6 , now I run nothing but Slackware on any desktop/laptop I get my hands on (including my personal desktop/laptops) while also running Slackware on VM's to compile/test anything, I only keep an XP VM (in Virtualbox) in case I need to run some old game or software that's not available.