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Old 12-22-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Slackware: I'm going to just do it.

I want to learn Linux on a fast flexible distribution true to the Linux philosophy. My calling card is Slackware. You guys sure made that evident.

Well, three times I tried Slackware, and three times have failed. Once the installation would kill itself automatically half way through an install, the second time it would boot up and come back with numerous errors, and the most recent one reached the desktop; but without hardly any driver support.

Bound & determined by my interest in Linux, I will not give up. This time, I am going to install Slack to a 40 GB partition and keep my Ubuntu install on a 280 GB partition until everything gets going. Then I will shrink and resize as I see fit.

I already know I am going to have to get install instructions and drivers on Ubuntu, then mount it to Slack and install from there.

Anyways, if there is any advice, howtos, tips and tricks, opinions, recommendations, or links (other than the main site; been through that already) please post them. Even a little tip is appreciated. I really want to get Slack up and running

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Old 12-22-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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I was gonna suggest that you practice by running Slackware in VirtualBox first, but given that your main problem seems to be driver-related, that wouldn't be very useful. BTW, could you elaborate a bit about these drivers you say you'll need to get from your Ubuntu intallation? That sounds kinda weird.

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Old 12-22-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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No problem. I'm going to use the Ubuntu installation to browse the internet for drivers and installation instructions for my Attansic Ethernet Adapter, Atheros WLAN adapter, and GMA950 integrated graphics card..
According to my recent experiences, all of my computers drivers were recognized in the default kernel on Ubuntu Karmic out of the box: no problem.
Anyways, after those instructions & drivers are downloaded to the Ubuntu desktop, I'm going to reboot into Slackware, mount the Ubuntu partition, and transfer the files to the Slackware desktop. Then follow directions and install.

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