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Old 04-13-2019, 08:44 PM   #1
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installing and upgrading Slackware via internet ?

here a perhaps nave question : how do i install slackware and subsequently upgrade to current on a VPS, say with Linode, all via the internet ?

in other words, i want to use a minimum boot media on a VPS, preferably a mini ISO, install a minimum Slackware, then after reboot make use of those various slack package tools to finish installation to a full 14.2 distro, and then continue upgrading to current, as said, all via the internet.

how to proceed ? i have installed Slackware numerous times on numerous pieces of hardware, usually via a full ISO, but also on various VPS - though that latter scenario is never really smooth for various reasons. i just want a simple solution with a mini installer, and then use internet-based slack-tools to complete installation & upgrade to current. i am eager to hear your suggestions...!
Old 04-13-2019, 09:44 PM   #2
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Minimal Disk Installation:

Normal procedure, choose: KEYMAP, ADDSWAP, TARGET.


Enter the url, for instance

Then the parent folder of sources, in this case slackware64.

And that's it, easy-peasy.
Old 04-14-2019, 12:26 AM   #3
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wow, dsanmartins, that truly 'great' ! it worked, my new Linode VPS is running 4.19.34 ! i use slackware for >25y but never installed it this http-based way which is actually very convenient. i guess it was navity from my part, but it's never to late to learn something new...

i went this way :

i am going to close this thread.


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