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Old 07-29-2005, 07:07 AM   #1
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How to download linux

hi. can you guys tell me how to download linux over the net.

ive tried downloading slackware and it says in the intallation guide, in slackbook 2.0, that its supposed to come in 4 cd's

so i click getslack in slackware's website, and chose the nearest mirror to download as it says it the book.

but when i click hong kong(im from philippines), it shows a lot of folders and files that i dont know about. i thought there will be 1 folder for each of the cd's.

i hope you guys can tell me how to download linux the right way. and sorry for my english. tnx a lot
Old 07-29-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
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try this link..... but this is for fedora core 4 linux
Old 07-29-2005, 07:13 AM   #3
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tnx. that really helps. do you think slackware have a download link like that? like 1 file for every disk? tnx
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This is a Japanese mirror with the Slackware 10.1 ISOs on it. The .iso files are the ones you need to download and burn. The .iso.md5 ones contain the MD5 sum for the appropriate .iso and you should verify the sums from your downloaded files against these before burning. They don't seem to have ISOs for Current, yet.

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Old 07-29-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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Also, to save some bandwidth, you technically only need the first CD. The CDs contain:

#1 Installation disk
#2 Gnome / KDE, live cd
#3 Source code
#4 Source code

So unlesss you are planning on using Gnome or KDE, or need the live cd, just download the first .iso file and burn that.


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