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Old 05-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Command Not Found

Hello Everybody,

I'm completely new to this Forum and to Slackware so excuse me for the newbie questions.

I installed Ver 12.2 using an .iso file burned to a CD. I have an old Toshiba Satellite with a 300MHz AMD processor, 128MB of RAM, and a 20GB HD. I tried other distros but Slackware was the only one that would install without any real problems. I used the Huge.s boot option and the install took about 4hrs, but other than the slowness of my computer, there were no real problems.

At the end of the install I was prompted to insert CD #2. Well, I had no CD#2 so I chose to continue and finish the install. I was able to boot from the HD and set a root password and then login. But here's the problem, when I type a command, "startx" for example, I get the "Command not found" message and I'm unable to configure anything. I'm trying to find out how to get into the graphical interface, I guess I'm spoiled from years of Windows use, although I did learn on DOS with an old Compaq 8086.

So, were there additional programs that did not get installed because I did not have a second install CD? I don't know, but if I could get a point in the right direction, it would make my day.



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Old 05-30-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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X (the graphical environment for Linux) and the applications that use it are on the second CD. Without CD 2, you can only do a text-install.

Now that you have a working system you could use a tool like slackpkg to install the X and XAP disk sets, which would get you what you are after.
Old 05-30-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, and I apologize for posting to the wrong Forum. I see you have a Forum dedicated to Slackware.



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