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Old 03-31-2006, 12:36 AM   #16
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WindowBreaker,your script is awesome to newbie and even veteran user of Slackware.

I have a similar script which is work in progress.Because I came across the problem which I have to re-install Slackware again and do all over again.For example,create DB file,add user and so on.These things are tedious for veteran users and newbies.Your script just save a great deal of time for us.

Thumb up!

P.S:It's better to study the shell script after you use the script."For Learning Purpose".

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Old 05-13-2006, 01:59 PM   #17
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WindowBreaker, you ROCK!!! Thanks for the great script!! This script has saved me a ton of time, as well as helping to educate me just a little more on the nuances of Slackware. Its people like you that help to make Open Source great.
Old 09-26-2006, 06:17 PM   #18
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Yes, this really is a nice script. It shows just how great and simple Linux (and Slackware) really can be.
Old 09-26-2006, 06:40 PM   #19
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that script is useful, but it kind of defeats the learning process when someone tries slackware.
before using slackware i used vectorlinux because it was slackware based and had a very nice control panel (called VASM) that did that and lots more.
Old 09-27-2006, 12:26 PM   #20
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That's definitely true about kind of defeating the purpose of learning but this is nice for someone who knows how to do it but doesn't want to go through it all for every installation they ever do. I have five slackware installations I go between. This is just a nice way to make life easier.
Old 09-27-2006, 12:52 PM   #21
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How can routine post-installation chores be learning experiences? Most of the post-install configuration in Linux are boring, routine tasks like setting up hardware, configuring sound, user accounts and so on that have absolutely no value in productivity terms when you have something else to take care of like real work..

Like vincent vega says, once the novelty factor has evaporated, these kinds of things get in your way as a Linux user who wants to concentrate on more important things.

This kind of a script will be much appreciated by a lot of members I'm sure and those who don't like it needn't use it.

Anyway this is a great script idea -- the one suggestion I'd add (as somebody no doubt mentioned before) - a simple firewall setup tool.

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:06 PM   #22
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maybe add to script run level 3,4 options? for /etc/inittab ?
Old 09-27-2006, 03:08 PM   #23
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oh two last things:

1. tar up /bin, /sbin, /etc as backups
2. option to checksum entire hard drive before going live
Old 10-04-2006, 02:49 PM   #24
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Since its intended for newbies, might be nice if instructions on how to run it are included. Thanks for your generosity otherwise
Old 10-05-2006, 01:45 AM   #25
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Nice script. Great time-saver for a quick setup.

Suggestion: include the URL to the script in the comments/info section of the script so people can grab the latest version easily.

Old 10-05-2006, 02:43 AM   #26
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nice!!! kind of script to b shipped with slack

appreciated!!! i like it, atleast this must b in the 2nd cd of slack


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