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Old 01-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
rob.rice
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comment on installation help at the slackware web site


DUDES !!!
diskettes ???? try finding diskettes for sale in a store
when was the last time you even saw a new computer with a 3.5 floppy drive for sale
the info is so out of date that it's a waste of time downloading it
on the fastest internet connection

at the very least tell us where we can find the software to burn a dvd on windoze and a partition manager for that sorry excuse for an O/S
(the partition manager on my copy of vista is so badly broken it's useless )
 
Old 01-04-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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The information is right there on the site. Just follow the sidebar link to "Get Slack."

You can also buy DVDs at the Slackware store.
 
Old 01-05-2014, 08:30 PM   #3
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Hi,

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DUDES !!!
diskettes ???? try finding diskettes for sale in a store
when was the last time you even saw a new computer with a 3.5 floppy drive for sale
the info is so out of date that it's a waste of time downloading it
on the fastest internet connection

at the very least tell us where we can find the software to burn a dvd on windoze and a partition manager for that sorry excuse for an O/S
(the partition manager on my copy of vista is so badly broken it's useless )
As to your query about looking at a computer with a floppy, last night. Old hardware doesn't mean it is obsolete.

Look at:Slackware Doc Project

Or

SlackwareŽ-Links

And

http://slackbook.org/beta/

Slackware is not a hold your hand distribution but you can find a lot of useful documentation like the above links to aid you.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-05-2014, 10:53 PM   #4
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Hi,

As to your query about looking at a computer with a floppy, last night. Old hardware doesn't mean it is obsolete.

Look at:Slackware Doc Project

Or

SlackwareŽ-Links

And

http://slackbook.org/beta/

Slackware is not a hold your hand distribution but you can find a lot of useful documentation like the above links to aid you.

Hope this helps.
thanks for the links
was that a NEW computer with a floppy drive ?
my newest computer is from 08 I agree old computers are still use full
like most men I only read the instructions when I'm stuck and I was BIG TIME !
IT just looks bad really really bad to have such out dated information out in public
like you have a IBM peanut computer ??? that still works !

the last thing I would expect from slack is hand holding
fact of the matter is I got to know google real well because of slack

How about replacing the web site installation help with the information from one of those links and moving the web site installation help into the slackware pasture

@frankbell
OK I'll buy the DVD from the slack store IF and only IF you can have them delivered by TARDUS so I can have them yesterday

Last edited by rob.rice; 01-05-2014 at 10:58 PM.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 05:43 AM   #5
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thanks for the links
was that a NEW computer with a floppy drive ?<snip>
Your Welcome!

No, a system used for general LAB uses.

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How about replacing the web site installation help with the information from one of those links and moving the web site installation help into the slackware pasture
<snip>
That would be up to 'The Slackware.com' web master.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
Didier Spaier
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at the very least tell us where we can find the software to burn a dvd on windoze
On Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 use application InfraRecorder that is free and open source.

On Windows 7/8 use Windows Disk Image Burner, shipped with Windows 7 and 8

You can also burn the ISO image on an USB stick.
On Windows use application Rufus that is free and open source.

To (re)partition your hard disk if you need to make room for Windows use GParted. But first read FAQs #14, #15, and #16 to make sure you'll be able to boot Windows afterwards.

It is IMHO perfectly acceptable to download a Slackare DVD ISO then if you are satisfied, buy the official DVD or any other stuff from the Slackware Store. This way, you won't have to wait

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Old 01-13-2014, 06:09 PM   #7
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Thank you for the advice
( I already have slack installed )
the first place I went for help was the slackware web site only to find the help there

TEN YEARS OUT OF DATE !!!!!!!

this is the kind of update the install page at http://www.slackware.com/install/ needs
 
  


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