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Old 09-14-2004, 07:49 PM   #1
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Slack compatible

How exactly is amigo, slackware like or slackware compatible? Packages? bootup? location of config files?
Old 09-15-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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From the LQWiki, this is Amigo Linux's

Maybe this linked page can help to figure out
how Amigo is Slackware-like or Slackware-compatible

notice from this latter page
that amigo seems a mix of slackware, fat/umsdos, and even redhat/knoppix

quotes from this page itself:

"Amigo and other umsdos-based Linux distributions take advantage of the umsdos-utils to make it possible to run Linux on a FAT partition......... It incorporates Knoppix-style hardware detection, using the RedHat kudzu libraries. It also uses Knoppix' and/or RedHat Xconfigurator to make configuration of graphics hardware easier. These programs DO NOT interfere with the standard Slackware file sructure"

Old 09-15-2004, 10:07 AM   #3
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thanks, will probably try out amigo. I enjoy trying everything
Old 09-15-2004, 04:07 PM   #4
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Even though Amigo uses different methods to install and boot from regular slackware, you'll find that configuration and compatibility is still 100%! Amigo doesn't really pretend to be a 'distro' in its' own right.
Amigo combines innovative packaging with automatic (some)hardware configuration to make it easy for someone to start running a Slack-alike.
just try it and watch the init and then look around in /etc/rc.d. You'll find nothin anti-slack there.
You will notice an /etc/rc.d/init.d and /etc/sysconfig directories that look strange in Slackware. They are part of the 'friendship' that Amigo coaxes out of a couple of redhat programs, coupled with knoppix-based hwsetup, but modified so that leave the 'Slackness' entirely unmolested.


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