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Old 01-04-2003, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm _very_ new to linux, and I've got a very...basic, question.

I'm going to try and instal slackware linux on my old computer but when I went to do this, I ran into a problem, makeing an instal CD. Exsactly what files should be on this disk? The only operating systems I've installed have been widows and dos, and with those all I needed to do was put in a Cd/disk and run a setup program.

Also, do I need more than one cd/disk to install, like a cd with all the files and a boot disk, or something? Like I said, I'm very new to all of this : )

Any help would be great, thanks!
Old 01-04-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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if your computer is old then yes you will need a boot disk and a cd but if the computer is new enough to be able to boot off of a cd directy then all you need is the cd, if thats the case then simply download the slakcware 8.1 iso and burn that to a cd (directions at and put it into the cd drive if you need a boot disk then you can get one off of the slackware site and use a program like rawwrite to create it


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