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Old 06-19-2014, 09:32 AM   #16
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No, iwconfig is shipped neither in Slint nor in Slackware installers.

So, using wifi during installation is not possible
But we can installpkg some packages in installer environment
Code:
cd /cdrom/slackware*/
installpkg a/kernel-firmware-*t?z a/kernel-modules-*t?z n/wireless-tools-*t?z n/wpa_supplicant-*t?z
and maybe something more and then configure wlan manually.
 
Old 06-20-2014, 06:44 AM   #17
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I recently attempted a minimal install but found a lot of interdependent things. For example something in Apache/php is dependent upon libraries that are in the X package set. I ended up getting the install to work by installing a few packages from X but it seemed to have performance issues. Did a clean full install and everything worked fine.
I remember a few versions ago I could do installs without X
 
Old 07-03-2014, 05:09 AM   #18
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I mean it when I say gonna install Salix then convert it to Slackware!
Why not just stick with Salix in that case?

Before you do a minimal install reconsider why you are doing it. You are not going to gain any speed or performance benefit. If you really have a valid reason you can do a small install relatively easily and quickly without having to resort to converting Salix. Here is a short guide I just wrote, since this question seems to come up so often:

https://gist.github.com/ruario/7c2742d6d1dd2f89575c

P.S. For my main desktop and laptop installs I go for a full install. I do have a stripped back install of around 1.5Gb on a VPS I rent and 2Gb install on an old eeePC 4G Surf. However I personally would not suggest spending a great deal of effort converting distros or tracking down every last dependency. If you just want to lose a few Gbs, it need only take a few minutes of effort if you just remove a few of the biggest packages that you know you will not use.

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Old 07-03-2014, 05:15 AM   #19
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Yeah, the problem is that a network install still pulls down everything, even if it does not install it all.
Actually, I now suspect (I'd have to double check to be sure) that it just pulls down everything from package sets that you select or if you do a tagfile based install. So you can lessen the downloads by just installing a/, d/, l/, n/ and x/ and then fetching slackpkg from the /ap subdirectory of your favourite mirror (via lftp, ncftp, ftp, wget or curl) and finally building up from there.

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Old 07-04-2014, 11:10 AM   #20
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'Pal'(thus b/w qm)...

1) wanna install Slackware

2) I do not have a usb pendrive with more than 2 gb(actually is HP 2gb) and DO NOT want to spend a cent on some dvd!

3) feel Slack soft obsolete

4) what can I do?
 
Old 07-04-2014, 01:13 PM   #21
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'Pal'(thus b/w qm)...
I have no idea what you are attempting to say here!

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1) wanna install Slackware

2) I do not have a usb pendrive with more than 2 gb(actually is HP 2gb) and DO NOT want to spend a cent on some dvd!

3) feel Slack soft obsolete

4) what can I do?
Obsolete!? What are you talking about?

Anyway, use a command like the following to fetch just the a/, ap/, d/, l/, n/ and x/ series (892Mb). This is a good base from which you can build up the install to include what you require.

Code:
lftp -c 'open http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/; mirror -x "(^slackware/e/|^slackware/f/|^slackware/k/|^slackware/kde/|^slackware/kdei/|^slackware/t/|^slackware/tcl/|^slackware/xap/|^slackware/xfce/|^slackware/y/|^extra/|^patches/|^testing/|^source/|mirrorlist$)" slackware-14.1'
You can then use usb-and-pxe-installers/usbimg2disk.sh to make a USB install disk from this.

EDIT: I'll leave it for you to work out how to tweak the lftp command to grab the 64-Bit version if that is your preference.

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Old 07-04-2014, 01:33 PM   #22
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EDIT: I'll leave it for you to work out how to tweak the lftp command to grab the 64-Bit version if that is your preference.
Ah, what the hell! Here is the 64-bit version (843Mb)

Code:
lftp -c 'open http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/; mirror -x "(^slackware64/e/|^slackware64/f/|^slackware64/k/|^slackware64/kde/|^slackware64/kdei/|^slackware64/t/|^slackware64/tcl/|^slackware64/xap/|^slackware64/xfce/|^slackware64/y/|^extra/|^patches/|^testing/|^source/|mirrorlist$)" slackware64-14.1'
 
Old 07-04-2014, 04:46 PM   #23
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Well, use either a mini-iso or a slint installer and use ftp/http as source. I just tried with http://slint.fr/testing/slint-14.1.iso, and that worked. I confirm that only the series/packages you select will be downloaded.

Just keep a note of some good mirrors and if one fail, try another one, no big deal.
 
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:19 AM   #24
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I confirm that only the series/packages you select will be downloaded.
Manual selection I presume? Out of interest, I don't suppose you also happened to try tagfiles? That is where I think a problem of too much being downloaded might lie.

If someone wants to make a test tagfiles set that only selects one package and then attempts a network install it would be interesting to see what was downloaded.

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Old 07-05-2014, 12:45 AM   #25
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Manual selection I presume? Out of interest, I don't suppose you also happened to try tagfiles? That is where I think a problem of too much being downloaded might lie.

If someone wants to make a test tagfiles set that only selects one package and then attempts a network install it would be interesting to see what was downloaded.
Well, I just selected the Y series of packages and made a "MENU" installation. I knew that in this series there is only one package, so the packages list would be very short and the download fast...

But I didn't try to use custom tagfiles.

Oh and I thus (knowingly) installed a 32-bit package on my already installed Slackware64-14.1. Maybe a check that a package we add to the system, if not noarch, should be of the same arch as the already installed ones wouldn't be completely useless (and possibly for the same Slackware version). Probably not many users use the installation media to add packages to an installed system this way, but that's one of the features of the installer.

The same check could be done in slackpkg. It's not uncommon that folks uncomment a wrong mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors, thus mixing architectures...

PS The installer uses wget to download the packages. If you have a fast link to the Internet an ftp/http installation can go reasonably fast. Maybe not recommended to install the 1247 packages but for a minimal installation that can come handy.

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Old 07-06-2014, 11:16 AM   #26
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I have no idea what you are attempting to say here!

Obsolete!? What are you talking about?
If I want to use let say Gnomo 3.12 how do I do?

http://www.internetslang.com/B_2FW-m...definition.asp >> (thus between quotation marks) <<

how to pu it on USB? dd of ...

how bout slackware-current? some link??

tia!
 
Old 07-07-2014, 03:16 AM   #27
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If I want to use let say Gnomo 3.12 how do I do?
This is a completely new and different question. Search the forum for how to get a recent version of Gnome running on Slackware, it has been discussed before and I am not doing to do all the work for you.

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http://www.internetslang.com/B_2FW-m...definition.asp >> (thus between quotation marks) <<
Are you serious!? You are the one asking for help. You should at least attempt to write correctly rather than suggest those helping you spend time trawling websites to decipher what you say.

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how to pu it on USB? dd of ...
I told you exactly this. Read my response again:
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You can then use usb-and-pxe-installers/usbimg2disk.sh to make a USB install disk from this.
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how bout slackware-current? some link??
Again, this is a completely different question and comes up in the forums frequently. Short answer, point the installer to a -current mirror or upgrade via slackpkg by adding a -current mirror to the mirror file.

Given the nature of your questions thus far and the fact that you seemingly have not installed Slackware before, you are not yet ready for this, so don't do it.

P.S. Since I am no longer sure that you are serious and aren't in fact simply trolling me, I am not planning to assist you further in this thread. If you are genuine, good luck.

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:21 AM   #28
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trolling me
ain't trollin anyone !


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Old 07-17-2014, 04:29 AM   #29
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1) wanna install Slackware
4) what can I do?
Install Slackware.
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3) feel Slack soft obsolete
4) what can I do?
Install a system with more recent software. Just do not complain later, because the system is not stable.
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DO NOT want to spend a cent on some dvd!
You really refuse to spend a few cents to put a free OS on a disc?
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4) what can I do?
Stay away from computers.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 07:59 PM   #30
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just a note, isn't the "A" package series considered a Base Linux System?
 
  


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