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Old 04-20-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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Slackware on ThinkPad T60


Hello everyone. I have bought a new ThinkPad T60 recently, and want to install Slackware on it. The question is about the CPU. It's a "Intel Core 2 duo T7200". I think it's a 64bits one. So, the question is that, is it necessary to install a 64bits linux on it? What's your suggestions? And How to do it in Slackware 11.0?

Thanks and sorry for my English.

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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Read the slackbook (in my sig) for info on how to install

Slackware is 32-bit, and will work just fine.

Now, if you wanted 64-bit ... try slamd64
http://www.slamd64.com/

... it's an unofficial 64-bit slackware.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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Read the slackbook (in my sig) for info on how to install

Slackware is 32-bit, and will work just fine.

Now, if you wanted 64-bit ... try slamd64
http://www.slamd64.com/

... it's an unofficial 64-bit slackware.

Thank you very much!
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:17 PM   #4
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Alright mate. I'm currently having problems installing slack 11 on my HP NX6125 laptop so can't really help too much. However, if you have a 64bit processor, use the x86_64 version because otherwise there's not much reason for having those 64bit word lengths really . If your laptop is a new one, when the install disk first boots and asks you for boot options, type 'huge26.s' and then press ENTER. I had trouble getting some hardware to work using the 2.4* kernel and the 2.6 works fine (this is what the huge26.s boot option means. slack uses 2.4 kernel by default and that boot option tells it to use 2.6). Then just follow one of the numerous guides you can find by typing 'slackware install help' into Google.
It might not be as simple as that as I can't actually install currently, but the guides seem to work for the majority of people. Be patient though. Slackware aint for people who give in easily by the looks of it. You need to dedicate some serious time to it. You'll have a faster, more stable operating system for your efforts though.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:29 PM   #5
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I'm such a fish. Thought slackware had a 64bit release. My bad! Ignore all I said as I clearly have no idea what I'm talking about
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:35 PM   #6
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I'm such a fish. Thought slackware had a 64bit release. My bad! Ignore all I said as I clearly have no idea what I'm talking about
Anyway, thanks a lot!
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:38 PM   #7
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No worries. Just need a good samaritan like myself to cross the road and help me out. I guess it is a bit late though (here in the U.K it is anyway)
 
Old 07-20-2007, 03:21 AM   #8
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Hello everyone. I have bought a new ThinkPad T60 recently, and want to install Slackware on it. The question is about the CPU. It's a "Intel Core 2 duo T7200". I think it's a 64bits one. So, the question is that, is it necessary to install a 64bits linux on it? What's your suggestions? And How to do it in Slackware 11.0?

Thanks and sorry for my English.
did you blow away the thinkadvantage partition before installing or did you leave it intact?
 
Old 07-22-2007, 12:32 AM   #9
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did you blow away the thinkadvantage partition before installing or did you leave it intact?
I simply blew it away.

By the way, I tried slam64 and found it was not as easy to install software as slackware, since the compiler was different. Now commonly I do my work in slackware 11.0, and sometimes try something in a 64-bit version of ubuntu.

Thank you for your reply, and sorry for my English.

Last edited by nsp; 07-24-2007 at 10:04 AM.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 08:45 AM   #10
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Simply blew it away.

By the way, I tried slam64 and found it was not as easy to install software as slacware, since the compiler was different. Now commonly I do my work in slackware 11.0, and sometimes try something in ubuntu 64-bit version.

Thank you for your reply, and sorry for my English.
Hi,

Your English is OK!

Did you try Slackware 12.0? Try the smp kernel.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 10:01 AM   #11
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Hi,

Your English is OK!

Did you try Slackware 12.0? Try the smp kernel.

I havn't trid it yet. But I will, since you said that.

Thank you.
 
  


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