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Old 11-30-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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slack current


i have a couple of questions regarding the current directory. 1 is after i download all the files how do i make an iso of it (if you can tell me how to make both cdr and dvd that would be great)
2nd. the reason why i want the current is the sata support. question is, do i have to make a boot disk?, or can i proceed normally with the install and type sata.i instaead of bare.i when the cd first boots. any help regarding this would be great! i have a hacked version of sata running my server and im about to redo it do to to much testing etc. and would really like native sata support.


sorry, forgot one last question. since the current directory is seperate files, how can i go about getting everything under the directory without having to sit here clicking on each file?

i know, i know,........damn newbie

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Old 11-30-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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You don't need to make a -current CD, snapshots are made every so often:

http://mirrors.unixsol.org/slackware/current-isos/

If you really wanted to build one yourself, you'd have to use CVS which would get all required files for you.

And you should be fine with your sata support if you use the right kernel yes.

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Old 11-30-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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this may be a stupid question, but that link you provided, they are iso's of slackware current, are they official?

reading the change log, it looks as though 2.6.9 is still testing and 2.4.27 is what it comes with. however the change log shows:

bootdisks/sata.i: Rebuilt (see below).
kernels/sata.i/: Removed Silicon Image ATA support since it interferes
with the libata SATA driver. This also removes support for the PATA
CMD640 chipset, since that's part of the old Silicon Image ATA driver.
Thanks to Miha Verlic for pointing out this incompatibility.


am i assuming correctly that i can just type sata.i at cd install boot time here or do i need to create the 3 disks????

sorry for the dumb questions but just trying to line up my ducks before i start so i can expedite the install to get my server back up

thanks for your help and patience
 
Old 11-30-2004, 10:17 PM   #4
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Ahh, I think you're worrying too much. I'm not too sure if they are "official" or not but they work just fine for me - the installation is identicle to Slack 10, everything is the same, except newer packages of course.

The reason for kernel disparity is the fact that Slack (all recent versions) still stick with 2.4 simply because it's supposedly the more tested and solid. Slack 11 should have a 2.6 kernel, but I digress - it isn't all that important.

At boot you can call up a menu that will list available kernels and you can select the one that fits your needs, you'll see when you get their The installation is quite guided - I think you have some misconceptions about its difficulty. Try it out and come back here if you're in need of assistence.

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Old 12-01-2004, 08:39 AM   #5
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thanks for your help. yea i dont care much about the kernel because i can update that anyway. but you answer about the menu is great! see the reason for my concern is that the official iso's, while they had 2..6.x on it(which supported sata), the only way you can use it, is to mk initrd (or something, i forget).
as long as i can pick the sata.i at boot im golden. as always, i thank you for the help. this forum has gotten me to almost convert all my computers to linux. got slack on server, desktop and laptop. now to convert my wife, ha ha.

btw, whats up with that mirror, i get a 3k download and iso1 is only 256k and stops?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 01:58 PM   #6
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This mirror is in Bulgaria. So probably you´re too far from here. I am regularly updating my Slackware to current from here and the speed is the maximum my ISP will allow and is quite fast.

btw, black hole sun: can I ask where are you from?
 
Old 12-04-2004, 03:14 AM   #7
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My comp can see my hard(SATA).Of course you must enable Legacy in your BIOS.
Then you must check cfdisk with any dev: cfdisk /dev/hda
cfdisk /dev/hdd
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My distro is Slackware 10.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:17 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by iZvi
This mirror is in Bulgaria. So probably you´re too far from here. I am regularly updating my Slackware to current from here and the speed is the maximum my ISP will allow and is quite fast.

btw, black hole sun: can I ask where are you from?
Oh, I'm from the west coast U.S. I didn't know the mirror's location, I just knew that it worked for me so I posted it
 
  


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