Originally posted by monkeymartin
I want to have a minimum install of slackware on an old computer so I can use it to play mp3's
were can I find information on installing and modifying slackware
this system should boot fast, play multimedia formats and be controlled by a remote control
any advice would be great
Look at www.linuxfromscratch.org
I'm not suggesting to install it or not, that's up to you (I highly suggest everyone to once though, just to get the feel of how to setup a linux distro) at this point. But glance over the book and see what the actual lean-mean-strict requirements are to a bare-bones install. Use that as a go-by and install just those tools. From there, install 1 application at a time (you will probably be able to get away with only 2 or 3 applications total in the end, look at mp3blaster www.freshmeat.net
) checking it to see if you are done. You'll likely need www.lirc.org
as well for the remote control usage, and the player (the mp3blaster suggestion above).
Boot time can be greatly reduced by cutting out all the things in /etc/rc.d that you won't need, that might include any kernel module support if you build everything into it (might be slightly faster...).