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Old 03-16-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Cool How many disks in a Slackware 12.0 installation


Ive installed Slackware 12.0 from 2 CDs. However I have DLed 3 other ISOs and have one more to DL (total of 6 CDs). What exactly are they for. From what I can tell on 3rd and 4th CD. It seems just to be the base system?

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Old 03-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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It's explained here: http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php (not a good place IMHO)
Happy slacking!

PS: Here's a explanation of A/AP/D, etc series: http://www.slackbook.org/html/instal...OFTWARE-SERIES
It's a bit outdated but most will be the same.

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Old 03-16-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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How many disks in a Slackware 12.0 installation
Too many....

In the age of high-speed internet, I think it far better to be able to install a base system with ONE CD--preferably not full--and then use the internet to get whatever else you need. In this regard, Arch is among the better distros.

To be fair, I think all you need for a base install is CD#1, but that is not made very clear.
 
Old 03-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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Too many....

In the age of high-speed internet, I think it far better to be able to install a base system with ONE CD--preferably not full--and then use the internet to get whatever else you need. In this regard, Arch is among the better distros.

To be fair, I think all you need for a base install is CD#1, but that is not made very clear.
Disk #1 is the *only* one you need.

Disk #2 is a 'live CD' for you to play with. Like boot it up
on another workstation and then play around.

The rest are Source CDs.

I think by the time you've installed Disk#1, you pretty
much have a basic to full blown system setup(of course,
this depends entirely on what you install).

And anyway, if you think that 4 CDs (or the 1 DVD) is
too many, have you tried installing the SLS distribution
back in '94? I still have those 3 1/2 floppy disks
stored. Of course, times have changed and distributions
have gotten large. I certainly would not imagine installing
todays' distros using 3 1/2 floppies.

DM
 
Old 03-16-2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks people. I'll stick with the two initial setup CDs and I'm going to delete the other 3 ISOs for now. I only have a 40Gig HD that is sharing with XP for my Zune. So space is at a premium.

Thanks again.
Ace
 
Old 03-16-2008, 09:36 PM   #6
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You will need the first two if you want to have X.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 12:14 AM   #7
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If you want a full install of slack 12 you need CDs 1-2. A full install doesn't take up too much space.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 12:24 PM   #8
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Hi,

The third cd is for '/extra' and if you want or need 'KDEi'.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 12:56 PM   #9
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Note: KDEi = KDE internationalization, KDE proper is found on CD #2.
 
  


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