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re_nelson 11-09-2013 01:01 PM

Retro: Running earliest possible Slackware in virtual machine
 
On the heels of the bright, new and shiny Slackware 14.1 release (of course, it works great -- as expected), what do I want to do now?

Surprisingly, go retro!

For the sake of discovering it roots and observing the evolutionary process, I want to explore the explore the earliest possible version of Slackware in a virtual machine. It looks like Slackware-8.1 from 2002 would be "old" enough yet "modern" enough for the platforms supported by QEMU.

Before I reinvent the wheel, has anyone else gone retro by firing a vintage, virtualized Slackware? If so, any recommendations for the CPU emulation, hardware choices and so on?

allend 11-09-2013 09:23 PM

You lack ambition. This is real retro! http://www.nielshorn.net/slackware/slack_old.php
I haven't seen Niels post in this forum for a while, but I found this work to be very cool and the Slackware version documentation is very complete (but not quite up to date). :)


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