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Old 03-28-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Post -current installation newbie questions...


Hello:

I downloaded and installed from the -current ISO.

Do I need to do anything special now that it is installed and working?

Do I need redo /usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh?

Thanks,
 
Old 03-28-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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No, nothing special is required. If you install from an ISO generated from -current, you are ready to go. You will probably want to read up on how to keep synced with -current (and the risks associated with that) though, and keep in mind we are getting close to a new stable release.
 
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thank you for the advice MS3FGX!

Marking as SOLVED.
 
Old 03-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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I'd also wait for the stable release. It's just round the corner.
 
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:41 AM   #5
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I'd also wait for the stable release. It's just round the corner.
Hi sycamorex:

Yes, I have already pre-ordered it from the web site.

Now that I have learned how to keep all my important data in DropBox and keep the DropBox folder in it's own partition (which is excluded from my back ups) and keep daily back ups of '/' & '/home' externally using Clonezilla, all of this thanks to the help that I received in this forum, I feel pretty safe in trying stuff.

Although doing a fresh install requires time to re-install my additional software, it gives me practice with Slackware & linux. Or, if I want, I feel secure in the knowledge that by simply restoring a back up gives me back a working system immediately.

I know that I could use VirualBox but learning about, and experimenting with, Slackware has become my hobby.

BTW, this is the first time that I have successfully installed -current, although I have tried 3 times before and failed miserably - don't know why, just did.
 
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