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Old 03-31-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Minimal Slack install to minimize footprint?

I'm working on installing slackware on an old e-machine (it looks like an imac clone). Here's my goal: to install the minimal amount so that slack has a quick boot time (like arch) and so that there isn't any unneeded software installed.

My original plan: install only the base section (/a) and then install everything else that I need/want.

Problem: With just the /a install, there aren't any dhcp commands to set up my network card (I know, it's under networking). So my question is this:

What are the minimal packages I need to install to setup a basic desktop?
This won't be a webserver, or a mail server, and I plan on using swaret to install x, kde, and all of that good stuff. Basically, I'm very familiar with gentoo and would like a comparable "base" install. THanks in advance.
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Old 03-31-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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That's perfect--thanks for the link. I think I'll modifty it a little but that's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.


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