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Old 07-17-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
Xel'naga666
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Slackware network install via a crossover, is this possible?


This is the basic spec of the lappy I wish to install slack onto.

Model=Compaq e500
800 mhz
128mb Ram
No CD/DVD drives
Floppy drive
Lan
Modem

Is it possible to install a version of slack on this machine via network on a crossover cable (I do not have hubs in this place ) The machine I am currently using already has Slack10.2 on it running perfectly and was installed via CDs.

Please also note that i'm still unfortunatly a 56k user. So an ftp install with KDE probably isn't a good idea.

Any help appreciated.

Xel'naga666.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 02:43 PM   #2
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Why not?
A cross-over cable does the job of a hub (or maybe more accurately, a hub crosses the wires to each of its inputs). So I guess you might even go as far to say a crossover cable is a hub.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, sounds like im good to go then. So uh, how?

I have tried googling for slackware network installation tutorials and I never seem to find the goods. Can you or anyone else point me in the right direction?

Thanks
 
Old 07-17-2006, 03:04 PM   #4
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Xel,

I just did an nfs install of slackware and put up a quick howto here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=464588

if anything that will get you started.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 03:14 AM   #5
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Yep that's what im looking for. Thanks for all the help. This should give me a real good starting point.
 
  


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