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I tried installing Slackware Linux on my PII-300mhz (server) I installed all the usual server packages and then i did "full" so it didnt bull***t me with menus. Then i left it to install... i configured it but i noticed it could not find /bin/passwd in the Install when i went to set the root password. Then i decided to just reboot and boot Linux after configing what i could. I then noticed that it had f****d up and forgot to install some binarys. (Very common ones)
This has enraged me and im switching to Windows ME... www.unixsucks.tk okay im joking i would not use ME if my life depended on it... Or XP... i use 2k for games... but back to subject...
I had a corrupt CD once that gave me troubles with some of the packages, ( odd how 657 MB won't fit on a 650MB CD-R) but running "full" with no prompting won't tell you that anything was wrong -- if you're not sitting there watching the screens fly by. Two choices, get a known good CD, or install and watch for the errors, then get the bad packages from another source and update them.
If you want to get rid of any CD problems you can also buy the official Slackware CD-ROM set. I bought it for $19.95 at http://www.cheapbytes.com , besides the install cd you'll get the source, a slackware system which runs right from the cd and a cd with extra packages (like GCC 3.x, JVM, JDK, ...).
Yes, but if you are going to be a lifelong slacker, and want to be on the bleeding edge of slack, head over to slackware's online store and becoming a "subscription" buyer, and also while there get Slackware Essentials.