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Old 11-24-2010, 02:31 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
But exactly that is the point, how can I install a base system, without knowing the dependencies, since the installer will not help me with that?...
This answer has nothing to do with Slackware, it seems you've never installed/used it.
In fact there are packages which are marked as "required", they are always installed and all other packages are optional and will run......
Well, Firefox without even a Windowmanager won't run, but to know this I don't need a packagemanager ;-)

Old 11-24-2010, 09:37 AM   #17
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TobiSGD may or may not have installed Slackware, but he has done his research and his point is valid: Slackware is not designed for those who want to install as few packages as possible. (Note that this was not one of the OP's requirements). If you want to argue this point, then reread the email from Pat first. It says the same thing.

Also, see this thread:

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Old 11-27-2010, 07:46 AM   #18
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maybe i am more of a noobie than previously stated.
downloaded and tried to install slackware. said that i have to use the correct kernal for i686
being that the google search for slackware + i686, looked like, i had to mod the install to have w/e.
i'm sure a simple search could get me the details on how to, but i'm really not wanting to even install a new distro much less edit one.
thinking maybe i'll check into ubuntu again.
hitting up the dvd torrent of 10.10 since mine is 10.04, maybe the install for the thing will be fixed up.
i actually got it installed once by just guessing what to hit with the scrambled "bow chicka mow wow" looking install screen.
the only thing i know for sure is that mandriva is running like crap, never does this till i do a few updates and them its worse than having windows. then you got chrome crashing web pages and firefox crashing every half a sec when doing nothing.

a friend also uses pclinuxos, so i may give that a shot also.


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