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I know that Slackware is supposed to be difficult to install.
Why, the first day I installed it (v. 10.0), my first foray into Linux, I installed it three times!
Mostly because I didn't take my time and read the instructions as I went through the installation screens.
I know that the install is supposed to be difficult--it isn't. I think that reputation comes because Slackware does not offer to automatically partition the drive for you. It will expect you partition the drive yourself. I found cfdisk to be friendlier than fdisk for this purpose (I still find cfdisk friendlier than fdisk.)
I have also never had any luck installing LiLo automatically, whereas Slackware's "Expert" LiLo install has never failed me, as long as I didn't mess up a step.
Since then, I wandered in the wilderness of other distributions, but have always come back to Slack.
Good luck and welcome to Slackware. You will find it worth your while.
In addition to the above useful posts about how to install Slackware via USB make sure you read the book as well as it provides an excellent overview of the installation process and helpful tips on system administration.