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Old 12-16-2010, 09:29 AM   #16
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basically slackware needs 1 root '/' parition and 1 swap partition,
can I use partition manager to prepare these 2 paritions before installing slackware?
will slackware automatically intall on the linux partition?
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:35 AM   #17
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For dual boot:

Choose install lilo manually on install, then follow the steps in the menu.
If you just read what is proposed there, it should be easy going.

I've never heard anything of slackbook or something else when I first installed Slackware, but just reading the screen instructions and having a basic knowledge about hard drives and partitions and your computer ( really basic ) is actually enough to do a successful install.

Most questions you have later on after your first boot ( like " why do I only have a command prompt?" ) are at least a thousend times answered here and in any forum that supports Slackware. So just give it a try and see how far you get.

Good luck after all
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:37 AM   #18
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for VLC music player, i am not sure which files to download and how to install?
can you teach me?

http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien.../vlc/pkg/13.1/
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:37 AM   #19
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I have a beginner-oriented website full of tutorials; see my sig. There are tutorials on installing and configuring slackware, and on finding and installing the software you need. You can do every single one of the things you listed in your initial post using Slackware, but in some cases you'll have to install some additional software.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:39 AM   #20
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this one also,
which files to download, how to use them?
http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien...decs/pkg/13.1/
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:43 AM   #21
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  1. Shrink the Windows 7 partition
  2. Install Slackware in the empty space
  3. Install Slackware's boot loader to its partition (you get this option at the end of the install)
  4. Set up EasyBCD in Windows 7 to manage the dual-booting

This is the best way to dual-boot any distribution with Windows 7.

Surely letting LiLo handle the Win 7 loading and letting LiLo exist on the MBR is more practical.

For one, LiLo has a default option for Windows as part of the "simple" install.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:44 AM   #22
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If you just want the package all you need is the .txz file. Then change to the directory you downloaded the package to (as root) and run "installpkg mplayer-codecs-all_20100303-i486-1alien.txz".

I have a lengthy tutorial on Slackware package management:

http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sysadmin/slackpkg.html
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:44 AM   #23
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for VLC music player, i am not sure which files to download and how to install?
can you teach me?

http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien.../vlc/pkg/13.1/
vlc is the media player, vlc-mozplugin is media plugin for Mozilla/Firefox (Any other Browser that supports same plugin architecture like Chrome). Installing both of them is sage thing to do. And make sure you have the right $ARCH (32bit or 64bit computer?).
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:45 AM   #24
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Surely letting LiLo handle the Win 7 loading and letting LiLo exist on the MBR is more practical.

For one, LiLo has a default option for Windows as part of the "simple" install.
+1 for lilo
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:50 AM   #25
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I need adobe flashplayer plugins for firefox, and to play MP3 songs,
so, how to install them?
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:55 AM   #26
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I need adobe flashplayer plugins for firefox, and to play MP3 songs,
so, how to install them?
As a senior member you should know the use of google.
http://www.google.be/search?q=slackw...ient=firefox-a

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:57 AM   #27
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I need adobe flashplayer plugins for firefox, and to play MP3 songs,
so, how to install them?
Check out my Slackware package management tutorial linked above. Remember that Google search is your friend. Most common-usage stuff like Flash can be had through Slackbuilds.org or Alien Bob, both both of which provide superb packages.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 10:08 AM   #28
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i386/Solaris 10

thunderbird-3.1.7.en-US.solaris-10-fcs-i386-pkg.bz2
thunderbird-3.1.7.en-US.solaris-10-fcs-i386-pkg.bz2.md5sum

How to install?
 
Old 12-16-2010, 10:14 AM   #29
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On solaris, slackware...?
uncompress the package, then
Code:
# pkgadd d Packagname
This took me 2 sec in google.

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Old 12-16-2010, 10:20 AM   #30
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i386/Solaris 10

thunderbird-3.1.7.en-US.solaris-10-fcs-i386-pkg.bz2
thunderbird-3.1.7.en-US.solaris-10-fcs-i386-pkg.bz2.md5sum

How to install?
For Solaris? I think you're in the wrong place...
 
  


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