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Old 08-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Installing Slackware 13.0 on a machine sans DVD drive?

Greetings: Have Slack 13.0 DVD disk installed on several machines with no issues.. However:
Just acquired an older laptop with a CD drive only.. Can't read a DVD..
I thought there were CDR ISO disks of 13.0 but I sure can't find them.. Would only need disk one and, possibly, disk 2 for a very lean install..
I don't know if I can extract the packages I want from the DVD, never trying that. TIA, cheers..

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Example mirror with 13.0 iso, disk 1 ... disk 6
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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Slackware 13.0 (32bit edition) is available as a 6 CD set, like every other 32bit release. It's the 64bit Slackware which gets released exclusively on DVD.

An ISO for CD1 can be found here:

If you do want to install a 64-bit Slackware 13.0 (why not use 13.37 by the way?) you can get this 25MB CDROM ISO which is meant for network installations (it contains just the installer, no packages):

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On my netbook (which has no optical drive) I have a partition which mirrors Slackware -current. Whenever I have the need to install Slackware, I make the boot disk USB and use the packages saved on the hard drive.


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