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Old 01-18-2005, 04:00 AM   #1
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which slackware current distro is stable


hi

i have been looking for slackware current iso files

i found one a ftp.slackware.no but that did bit go fine for me(here is that thread too http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=278300

thats why they are called unstable , i think

well anyone of you who have some good experince recently with some slackware current iSO, please mention here

i hoping to get the ISO files, not downloading individual packages

regards
 
Old 01-18-2005, 06:45 AM   #2
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Usually, -current distros are not available as ISO's - you'll want to download stable (version 10.0) then upgrade through FTP to -current.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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that is my problem
i do not hava good connection to upgrade from my home
i can download the ISO from my college

BTW, "Happy B'day"

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Old 01-18-2005, 07:48 AM   #4
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http://www.abnormalpenguin.com/slackware-mirrors.php

but u have to make your iso

here is the Readme file :

To make a bootable Slackware install CD, get into the top level Slackware
directory (The one with ChangeLog.txt in it) and issue a command like this
to build the ISO image in /tmp:

mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware.iso \
-R -J -V "Slackware Install" \
-x ./bootdisks \
-x ./extra \
-x ./slackware/gnome \
-x ./pasture \
-x ./patches \
-x ./rootdisks \
-x ./source \
-x ./zipslack \
-hide-rr-moved \
-v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
-sort isolinux/iso.sort \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
-A "Slackware Install CD" .

Then use 'cdrecord' to burn it. (See 'man cdrecord')

Notice that to fit the install image on one CD, you must exclude GNOME:

-x ./slackware/gnome \

or exclude KDE:

-x ./slackware/kde \
-x ./slackware/kdei \

or, leave them both off:

-x ./slackware/gnome \
-x ./slackware/kde \
-x ./slackware/kdei \

or, leave off the KDEI series (KDE translations):

-x ./slackware/kdei \

You decide. :-)

----
notes:
The isolinux/isolinux.boot file will be created on the CD; it's not
supposed to be in the source tree. I mention this only because so many
people reported the "missing" isolinux/isolinux.boot file as a bug.

I don't know how to create a bootable Slackware ISO on operating systems
other than Linux, but it should be easy to burn the Linux-created ISO with
most CD burning software on any operating system.

UPDATE: I've now been informed that there's a Windows version of mkisofs
available from ftp://ftp.fokus.gmd.de/pub/unix/cdrecord/alpha if you want
to try to make the ISO image under Windows. I haven't tried this.

Techincally the --boot-load-size should be a lot bigger, like 20 or so
in order to hold the isolinux.bin boot block. However, setting it to
4 causes it to load on more BIOSes. I don't know why, but I've had so
many people report this to me that I'm inclined to believe it. But, if
the resulting discs don't boot in your machine and you find that using
a more correct value here fixes it, please let me know! If it's going
to be broken for some BIOSes either way, I'd rather be correct.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:01 AM   #5
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Of course, all you actually need are the A and N packages. Anything else can be installed later from a network share. It's what I had to do for my laptop, because the DVD drive decided it didn't like my CD's. Installed a base system with A and N, and used those to boot up and mount a sambashare through the 100mbit to install the rest from a server that could read all of the packages on my CD's. Wouldn't have had to do that if I could get the effin' NFS server working properly.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:09 AM   #6
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I found this site on another thread... I've installed Slack 10 from the ISO's there - it's a current distro through 1/3/05 - pretty current to me! The only problem is that it still has a 2.4 kernel...

ftp://inferno.bioinformatics.vt.edu/
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:25 AM   #7
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i know that i can update the individual packages through the internet but where do i get the slackware-current ISO files??


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Old 01-18-2005, 02:45 PM   #8
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There aren't any slackware-current ISO's. In theory, 10.0 is the current, and anything more recent is development.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:54 PM   #9
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its upon the discretion of the mirrors to host that ISO

i found one at ftp.slackware.no

as i mentioned above

regards
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:36 PM   #10
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ftp://ftp.slackware.no/linux/ISO-ima...rent-ISO-build
ftp://inferno.bioinformatics.vt.edu/...e-current-iso/

Those two seem to work.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:52 AM   #11
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thanks shilo !!!
i will soon try out these

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