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Anyone recommend a live distro based on slackware? I've been looking at salix and slackel but there are a few more, does anyone have any recommendations?
Salix is very easy, with improved countenance; most of all the installation of packages is very easy with either Gslapt or Sourcery. If you don't want to take the trouble of building packaging to install into your Slackware choose Salix.
@STDOUBT, i've download Austrumi but it wont boot, even on VirtualBox. It complains about "This kernel requires the following features not present on your CPU: pae"
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU
You must be booting on an "older" processor. Most CPU created after 1995 have pae instruction set.
There's also a chance I don't know what I'm talking about. Maybe try an older spin of Austrumi?
1.9.3 worked for me on an old Pentium, and still looked really beautiful. I hope I get time in this
life to learn to make FVWM do that... ftp://austrumi.ru.lv/
Here's another tip, for newer than 1.9.3, you may need to pass the boot option "lang=en_us" or so, for English desktop.
Last edited by STDOUBT; 10-20-2012 at 03:09 PM.
Reason: correction older:newer
Well i've tried a few versions of Austrumi and it doesn't seem to agree with my hardware. None boot on my lappy and only one works with text mode on my desktop. I'm now using Porteus, although it doesn't recognize my wireless card NetworkManager works my Mobile Broadband modem. So for the size of the ISO and the app's on it, it seems good.