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Old 08-26-2002, 04:25 AM   #1
ExEleven
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Slack is being very very very slack


Hello,

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...

What should i do?

(System is running Red-Hat now)
 
Old 08-26-2002, 04:33 AM   #2
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Well, you can either use pkgtool to install those things you need, or if you don't want to mess around, you could simply "reinstall" and choose the packages and "mess around" with those menus a bit.

I would do the latter of the 2.
 
Old 08-26-2002, 05:44 AM   #3
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Alot of people seem to have problems with "full", I've never used it. Menus aren't that bad, it only takes me 2 or 3 mins (if you add up menus for most disksets).
 
Old 08-26-2002, 08:52 AM   #4
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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.
-bbeers
 
Old 08-26-2002, 11:10 AM   #5
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Yea I had to use a 80min cd to burn slackware, I would say a bad burn is your problem, cause the install should install those required packages no mater what you select.
 
Old 08-26-2002, 04:10 PM   #6
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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, ...).

As a bonus you sponsor Slackware development .
 
Old 08-27-2002, 09:17 AM   #7
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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.

Cool
 
Old 08-27-2002, 03:08 PM   #8
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I advice you to try menu installation!
 
Old 08-27-2002, 10:35 PM   #9
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ermmmm..."it" did this and "it" did that....

you sure it isnt more accurate to say "I" did this, and "I" did that..and it stuffed up?
 
Old 08-28-2002, 05:35 AM   #10
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No need to point the finger or place blame now, the system is quite happy being the inanimate object to place blame on anyway. The best thing now is to find the solution to problem

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