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Old 10-06-2003, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hello, i want to migrate from Red Hat to Slackware, i'd like to know how slackware is like in ALL the aspects yall can think of + how do i partition my HDD when installing?, i'm used to using Disc Druid on R-H, i would generally like to know step by step how to install the OS all together.

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Old 10-06-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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I just switched from mandrake 9.1 to slackware 9.0. I had a few problems with the install but doing the full install was painless. Partition I done with fdisk, it was pretty easy and straight forward. I am learning that if you want to learn linux then slackware will teach you. It is not painful at all. Kde on mandrake would crash on me at least twice a day and on here it has not crashed one time . As far as help setting it up has a book that is a great resource you might want to check that out. And with slackware I may add I have no bloat it has what I want and that is it. With things such as installpkg ...*.tgz life could not be much easier. I downloaded swaret to keep my system up to date and it works great. I believe slackware has made a believer out of me and will stay right here.

Hope I was a help.
Old 10-06-2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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Most installation questions can be answered by the Slackware-HOWTO, included with the distribution. It's probably on the Interweb somewhere too.

Keep in mind that Redhat "hides" a lot of activity with scripts layered upon scripts layered upon scripts. There aren't many scripts in Slackware. Things that get done automagically in Redhat must be done by hand in Slack.

Rule #1: Don't get frustrated! The first time you install it, you might forget something important. It might not even boot. But it doesn't matter. You've learned something, so just try, try again.

Rule #2: When you're trying out a new distribution, don't be in a hurry. If you need it installed by yesterday, you'll do things hastily and make mistakes.

I hope this helps.


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