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Old 06-25-2009, 03:36 AM   #1
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Selling Slackware on usb sticks?


I think it would be cool if Slackware was sold on bootable usb sticks. I figure everything should fit on a 4GB drive. I would love to buy Slackware someday (perhaps Slackware 13).. but neither of my computers currently have an optical drive, I do all my installs via usb these days.
Just an idea.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:53 AM   #2
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Hi,

You could use 'SlackwareŽ 12.1 USB_InstallSlackwareŽ 12.1 USB_Install'. I'm sure it would work for 12.2.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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A full install is about 4.8 GB, so putting it on an 8 GB drive would give you room for plenty of SlackBuilds, etc.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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FWIW, I think the USB stick idea is a great one, and for more stuff than Slackware.

Already, some artists have been distributing their (music) singles and/or albums on USB stick (Bare Naked Ladies comes to mind IIRC). Among other things, it gives you something that's literally more useful (a USB stick vs. a plastic disc) and doesn't have to be tossed in the trash when it gets a little scratch on it. Plus, someday maybe there will be (if there isn't already) kiosks, so to speak, where you can swipe your futuristic payment/identity card, plug in your Slackware USB stick, and have it refilled with a new batch of great Open Source Software

Sasha
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:31 AM   #5
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That is certainly not a bad idea.

Not only for people with limited bandwidth but also to support 'the cause' (so to speak).
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onebuck View Post
Hi,

You could use 'SlackwareŽ 12.1 USB_InstallSlackwareŽ 12.1 USB_Install'. I'm sure it would work for 12.2.
Why not just take the version I specifically created for Slackware 12.2 ?
See http://www.slackware.com/~alien/tools/usbinstall/12.2/

Eric
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:06 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Hi,

You could use 'SlackwareŽ 12.1 USB_InstallSlackwareŽ 12.1 USB_Install'. I'm sure it would work for 12.2.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Hi, I was more meaning selling Slackware like this in the same way that Slackware is currently sold on DVD/CD. I already do all my Slackware installs with the usbboot.img provided in Slackware.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:32 AM   #8
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Hi,

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Why not just take the version I specifically created for Slackware 12.2 ?
See http://www.slackware.com/~alien/tools/usbinstall/12.2/

Eric
I'll update the 12.2 link. I was not aware of the new update.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 12:02 PM   #9
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What I would like to see is the OS put on the Esata flash disks, that would probably increase the install speed a LOT, impatience is my downfall :P
 
  


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