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Old 02-25-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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mandrake to slack

Hey everyon, I am curious to know wich iso to select for slackware 9.1 i am currently on mandrake 9.1 and want to switch over but i am not sure wich iso i need i try to get the 1 install disk and sais i dont have permission,basicaly i just want slackware and not sure what i need.
Old 02-25-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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Most of the mirrors have this notice:
If you're reading this on, you will find that the
ISO images here cannot be downloaded. This is because we simply don't
have the bandwidth at to provide ISO images. ISO
downloads take a long time, and block people from retrieving small

If you're looking to download the ISO, consider using BitTorrent.
If there are active torrents available, information may be found on
on BitTorrent is available as a package for
Slackware in the /extra directory.

Mirror sites may also have the ISO images up for FTP.

Use the .asc files here to verify your ISO images are authentic.

That said, you can sometimes find a mirror that hosts the complete iso's (academic sites, for their students, but you can sometimes download from there as well), but they change from time to time, so it's hard to recommend one. There's one in austria that I used recently, but I'm hesitant to post a link, because I'd hate for them to get swamped and remove it, but if you're interested, you'll find it.

Better yet, try out BitTorrent, and save some bandwidth.

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Old 02-25-2004, 08:21 PM   #3
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ok that is working but i need to know if just the iso is all i need or the iso.asc file to i never tried making the cd i got my copy from a friend,thanks for the help
Old 02-25-2004, 09:53 PM   #4
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10 hours left for all 4 cd's geeeeez!
Old 02-25-2004, 10:11 PM   #5
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The last two are source and the second is Gnome/KDE. So you only need the first one, or the second if you want those GUIs.
Old 02-25-2004, 10:17 PM   #6
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You don't need the 3rd or 4th cds. Those are source code selection, as a new user I doubt you'll have any need for them.

Technically the 2nd cd is optional as well, if you don't need Gnome, KDE, or their associated apps or libraries. I'm guessing you'll want those though.

You don't need the .asc files. To be honest I don't even know what they are for, but I've never needed them to make working installation disks.

I prefer to use bittorrent to do my downloads, but if I'm in a hurry I use

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