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Old 07-30-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
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Angry pls help me on slackware v.9

someone pls help me on slackware v.9 cause i dont know how to install it pls help me step by step ....
or email me at for the list on what to do..
im only a newbie
Old 07-30-2003, 10:40 PM   #2
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what exactly is your problem?
Old 07-31-2003, 06:06 AM   #3
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Step 1: insert CD-ROM
Step 2: reboot
Step 3: use fdisk or cfdisk
Step 4: type 'setup' or 'install' or whatever it said and follow through the menus
Step 5: reboot your shiny new Slack system.

To do these steps, you must have a computer capable of booting from a CD-ROM and have the BIOS set appropriately. Then you have to understand the your primary master hard drive is /dev/hda to Linux and your primary slave is /dev/hdb and so on. Then you need to decide how you want your drive or drives arranged and use fdisk or cfdisk to make them so. For fdisk, type 'fdisk' at the command prompt to get an fdisk prompt. Type 'm' at that point to get a menu. Type in the appropriate commands from that menu. For cfdisk, you'll be presented directly with a text-interface menu and you choose the commands with that menu. When you finish, start the Slack install menu. For a newbie install, I would recommend following the defaults as much as possible, including the *non*-newbie install of quickly dumping everything on the hard drive.

That's the generic stuff. If you want more specific help, you're going to have to be more specfic as DrOzz says. Google for a page by Raymond on "How to ask good questions" or something like.

And just as a note, Slack isn't the best distro for step-by-steps, usually. I think it's a great system but it's taken me some effort and sometimes I feel like I don't have the energy for it. So I definitely recommend Slack if you're willing to read a lot and learn a lot but not so much if you want it to be simple and step-by-step.
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If you are going to be dual booting with windows, and don't like the idea of using fdisk or cfdisk, obtaining the windows program, "Partition Magic," will solve your partitioning problems quickly - just make sure you let the computer do a full reboot to windows after doing the partitioning, then reboot with the slackware CD in your reader.

Hope that helps,
Old 07-31-2003, 01:13 PM   #5
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*stamps scarlet 'P' on cmack* Proprietary Magic!

fdisk is great - more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Oh - and I left out the idea that if you have a scsi, it'd be /dev/sda and so on.

Also, another thread reminded me, if you have a single-partition NTFS drive you'll need to buy a second hard drive or download Mandrake and use it to create Slack partitions.


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