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Old 12-16-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Newbie to Slackware questions


I never tried Slackware and is curious about it.
Have some questions to ask:
1)can it dual boot with windows 7? It uses Grub bootloader?
2)does it have MP3 and flashplayer plugins? It has Amarok?
3)does it have Qt compiler?
4) does it play DVD movies? Blue ray?
5) does it support USB 3.0 ?
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:44 AM   #2
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I never tried Slackware and is curious about it.
Have some questions to ask:
1)can it dual boot with windows 7? It uses Grub bootloader?
2)does it have MP3 and flashplayer plugins? It has Amarok?
3)does it have Qt compiler?
4) does it play DVD movies? Blue ray?
5) does it support USB 3.0 ?
1) Yes. No.
2) Yes. No. Yes.
3) Yes.
4) Yes. Don't know.
5) Don't know.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 12:53 AM   #3
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it is very difficult to find ftp or http to direct download the iso DVD image file.
where?
 
Old 12-16-2010, 01:14 AM   #4
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Take a look at
http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
Or you can use torrents
http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php

Kind regards
 
Old 12-16-2010, 02:18 AM   #5
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1) Yes, You can use grub, but default is lilo.
4) Yes, Yes.
5) Yes. (XHCI is a module)
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:06 AM   #6
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it is very difficult to find ftp or http to direct download the iso DVD image file.
where?
This page lists mirrors that actually have the ISO files: http://alphageek.dyndns.org/linux/slackware-mirrors/

Eric
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:08 AM   #7
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does it have ... flashplayer plugins?
Not as part of the core distro, but a package is easily downloaded (for instance at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbui...player-plugin/) and installed.

Eric
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:32 AM   #8
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Not as part of the core distro, but a package is easily downloaded (for instance at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbui...player-plugin/) and installed.

Eric
Thank you very helpful,
can you give me the installation instruction too?
to dual boot with windows 7.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:27 AM   #9
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Thank you very helpful,
can you give me the installation instruction too?
to dual boot with windows 7.
Everything you need to install and configure Slackware can be found in The Slackbook.

You need to be willing to read and learn to get started but it is worth it if you really want to learn Linux.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:43 AM   #10
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Slackware does not have graphical installer like mandriva etc.
not user friendly.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:56 AM   #11
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Slackware is user friendly, it's just not beginner-who-can't-be-arsed-to-learn-stuff friendly.

Graphical installers are overrated. Slackware's installer is simple, yet both flexible and extremely powerful for anyone with the skills to take advantage of it.
If you don't have the skills to appreciate it, or have the skills but just don't like the Slackware approach then use something else. There's plenty of dumbed down distros to choose from.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:11 AM   #12
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Slackware is user friendly, it's just not beginner-who-can't-be-arsed-to-learn-stuff friendly.

Graphical installers are overrated. Slackware's installer is simple, yet both flexible and extremely powerful for anyone with the skills to take advantage of it.
If you don't have the skills to appreciate it, or have the skills but just don't like the Slackware approach then use something else. There's plenty of dumbed down distros to choose from.
+1

Slackware makes the assumption that the stuff between your ears isn't just zombie-chow. If you're not willing to learn, this isn't' the distro for you.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #13
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Thank you very helpful,
can you give me the installation instruction too?
to dual boot with windows 7.
  1. Shrink the Windows 7 partition
  2. Install Slackware in the empty space
  3. Install Slackware's boot loader to its partition (you get this option at the end of the install)
  4. Set up EasyBCD in Windows 7 to manage the dual-booting

This is the best way to dual-boot any distribution with Windows 7.

Last edited by dugan; 12-16-2010 at 08:26 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:20 AM   #14
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  1. Shrink the Windows 7 partition
  2. Install Slackware in the empty space
  3. Install Slackware's boot loader to its partition (you get this option at the end of the install)
  4. Set up EasyBCD in Windows 7 to manage the dual-booting

This is the best way to dual-boot any distribution with Windows 7.
i know, as what i did for fedora before.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:24 AM   #15
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What do you mean by QT compiler. It comes with QT4 and for backward compatibility QT3. It has small collection of KDE3 packages as well.

And about Dual boot with Win7, Just install Slackware on a partition and let the liloconfig do its magic. It configures your boot system pretty neatly and configure it according to. dugan tells you how to open a space for Slackware. Post your fdisk and resize commands to the form for information before you run them.
 
  


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