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Old 09-30-2003, 06:55 AM   #1
UltimaGuy
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Hello friends,

I am a total newbie for slack, though I have been using RH for about 1.5 years. I wanted to install slack, but I can't seem to download it. If anybody could give me instructions about downloading the iso file, and where to find it, I will certainly be happy.
PS: I am behind a router and a firewall, and ftp access is prohibited. So, I have to download only through http, and it will be better if I had to download a single iso through http.

Any instructions regarding installation is invited. (Plz don't redirect me to the slack site, as I have already been there and it is all greek to me)
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
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hey man.

well its pretty simple just go to www.linuxiso.org and look for the iso distro you need and install.

Good Luck,
Sion
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:45 AM   #3
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I don't know if your firewall allows you to do this but you could als try downloading via Bittorrent -> http://www.slackware.com/torrents/
 
Old 09-30-2003, 09:14 PM   #4
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Dude - if you've been using Redhat for a year and a half, installing Slack will be easy. In spite of your apparent aversion to the Slack site, I don't know of any better resource for instructions on how to install Slack than those in the book http://www.slackware.com/book/

Both Sion's and DoubleU's advice is good, and if you partition your disk ahead of time with the Swap and other partitions you want, all you'll need to do is boot up the system with the Slack CD (or floppies) and follow the menu choices. Seriously, it's no big deal. Slack sometimes has the rep of "being hard" or "not for newbies" or "only for hard core geeks", etc, but I honestly don't understand why. I'm in the tech field, so I guess some people would consider me a geek, but I only started using Linux in March, and quickly fell in love with Slack after giving a few other distros a try. If I can figure it out, so can you, believe me. -- J.W.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 05:57 AM   #5
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Thanx guys, I have been to www.linuxiso.org and am now downloading the version 9.0 of slack. Now I have a question. My graphics card is nvidia, and only XFree86-4.3 and up-wards supports it. Does slack 9.0 have XFree86-4.3 or do I have to download 9.1???
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:08 AM   #6
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I got 9.0 and it got Xfree86 4.3.0
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:14 AM   #7
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Thanx muppski, so I'll download 9.0
 
  


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