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Old 01-21-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question how many CDs to download slackware?


Hi, Im thinking now about installing the latest downloadable version of slackware on one of my machines.

What is the easiest way of doing it? Ive tried with a pile of floppies but of course this was doomed from the start!

These are my questions:

1. If I get re-writable CDs how many will I need to put the iso images on them?
2. Does the CD writing software need to be installed on the destination machine?? (With windows 'Direct CD' software must be on any system that wants to read a cd created with this software). At the moment I dont have any CD software on my destination machine, but it has a CD/RW drive.
3. Ive read somewhere that the distribution can be downloaded by NFS?? Could I save the files to my internet machine and then connect by network file system to the destination machine and avoid cd's altogether??

Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2004, 12:12 PM   #2
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Re: how many CDs to download slackware?

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Originally posted by neilcpp
1. If I get re-writable CDs how many will I need to put the iso images on them?
If you want Slack 9.1 you'll need two CD's,
with older versions one will do.

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2. Does the CD writing software need to be installed on the destination machine?? (With windows 'Direct CD' software must be on any system that wants to read a cd created with this software). At the moment I dont have any CD software on my destination machine, but it has a CD/RW drive.
DirectCD is packet-writing software ... I wouldn't think
that there's a trivial way of using a CD burnt with that
to install ANY Linux.

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3. Ive read somewhere that the distribution can be downloaded by NFS?? Could I save the files to my internet machine and then connect by network file system to the destination machine and avoid cd's altogether??
Well, that's true, but I don't know of any NFS
servers offering Slack on the internet. It's actually
meant as a solution for your LAN. As an
alternative you could use the FTP installation
scripts that can be found on http://freshmeat.net.
Search for Slackware and FTP.


Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 01-21-2004 at 01:54 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying - I will look into finding a linux cd burning program to do this.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 01:35 AM   #4
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GNOME's nautilus usually has CD-burning built in
If not, download K3B, a CD-burning program for Linux.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:23 PM   #5
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If you have Nero on windows, it's just a matter of going to 'File -> Burn image' and then selecting which .iso file you want to use. You will then have a bootable CD which you can use to boot from making sure you set your BIOS options to boot from CD-ROM.
 
  


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