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Old 07-17-2009, 03:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy how to : mount flashcard via CLI, get slackware 12.2 load faster on thinkpad X31

i am newbie in linux
i have installed slackware 12.2 on my old standard thinkpad x31
would someone tell me how to :
-mount flashcard through Command Line,
-get slackware 12.2 load faster
-install wine in my machine (i have downloaded from slackbuild, but i am only get file with .tgz extention, is this the right one ? how to install it ?
-set intranet (LAN) connection (i have got my internet connection, but i don't know how to connect my thinkpad to my office' LAN)
Sorry for this long stupid question, but i don't know another place to get the answers.
Thanks for your help.
Old 07-17-2009, 05:03 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ! --- and Slackware

mount flashcard through Command Line
Login as root, issue "fdisk -l". Determine what device is the flash
card, then issue "mount /dev/<that partition> /mnt/hd" and if it doesn't work,
then post the output here in code tags.

get slackware 12.2 load faster
Very subjective. What services do you start now? You can start it
faster by excluding some things in /etc/rc.d/rc.M, but you should
know what you're doing first.

install wine in my machine (i have downloaded from slackbuild, but i am only get file with .tgz extention, is this the right one ? how to install it ?
In a terminal as root issue "installpkg packagename.tgz"
Read the manual page for pkgtools, the package manager for Slackware.
Issue "man pkgtools" in a terminal (no need to be root).

set intranet (LAN) connection
Edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

You should read the Slack Book, it will answer all of those
questions and a whole lot more. And don't forget, <Linux> Google
is your friend.

Also, you would do well to read Alien Bob's wiki.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 07-17-2009 at 05:07 AM. Reason: added Alien Bob's wiki
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I would add 'Slackware Basics' and 'Rute Tutorial & Exposition'.

As for slow start up it could be a few things as Bruce stated. Services for one. You should check that 'atalk' is not selected unless you have a 'apple talk' network.

Another possible fix would be sure to have 'compact' selected in your '/etc/lilo.conf'. If not then edit and add to the global section. You will have to run 'lilo' as root to write your bootloader.

'Configuring your network in Slackware' by Alien_Bob is a great article.

The above links and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!


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