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Old 07-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #16
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Thanks guys for all the info.

Might I ask though, if anyone could detail what exactly goes in to documenting the system? Or more specifically, when would I have to document it, and what exactly do you do or am I supposed to do when I do document it?

I think that I'm not going to give up on Linux yet and continue trying to learn it, even if it seems very difficult and even tedious. I'm sure I can learn a lot about operating systems and Linux this way, so I'll keep going at it for now.

Again, thanks so much for all the help and guidance.
For your first install just keep track of some of the decisions that you make during the install, for example, partition sizes, network configuration, and your root password. Your documentation need not be that extensive if you do a full install. We do recommend that you do a full install of Slackware as it will work out of the box with all dependencies met. Give it a try. We will be here to help if you wish to ask a question.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 07:39 PM   #17
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Also, please keep in mind that Slackware is only one Linux distribution, and it is one of the distributions with the steepest learning-curve. If you feel that this is to much for you as beginner (which is understandable) you don't have to consider giving up Linux, maybe you should just try a somewhat easier distribution (I would recommend Debian for this) in the beginning and give Slackware a try after you are more familiar with Linux.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 07:45 PM   #18
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Also, please keep in mind that Slackware is only one Linux distribution, and it is one of the distributions with the steepest learning-curve. If you feel that this is to much for you as beginner (which is understandable) you don't have to consider giving up Linux, maybe you should just try a somewhat easier distribution (I would recommend Debian for this) in the beginning and give Slackware a try after you are more familiar with Linux.
You make an excellent point, TobiSGD. That is, a new user to Slackware needs to become familiar with Slackware linux and the installation routine *before* the install is started. Slackware is a perfect version of Linux for people who can read and understand documentation. I recommend that the OP should read the slackbook (linked in my signature) and the readmes located on the Slackware install media.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #19
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The learning curve for Slackware isn't that high really. It's just some people lack the most basic of assets required for Linux... patience, and reading package documentation.

if you want a REAL learning curve... go next door to Linux-From-Scratch. I'm okay at understanding Linux but by comparison LFS is just too far over my head.

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #20
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Also, please keep in mind that Slackware is only one Linux distribution, and it is one of the distributions with the steepest learning-curve. If you feel that this is to much for you as beginner (which is understandable) you don't have to consider giving up Linux, maybe you should just try a somewhat easier distribution (I would recommend Debian for this) in the beginning and give Slackware a try after you are more familiar with Linux.
Personally if you find the cliff is too steep, I would recommend Salix. Being a Slackware derivative more of what you learn whilst using it will help you should you come back to Slackware in the future.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 09:10 AM   #21
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I would like to make another mention of a utility that gnashley maintains. The src2pkg utility is an excellent way to create your own slackware packages from source.
I recently downloaded a .deb source for the google talk utilty and created a slackware package for 32 bit slackware-current (I assume it would work for 13.37 as well).

P.S. The src2pkg utility is linked in my signature.
 
  


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