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Old 11-21-2006, 12:50 AM   #1
lucky_chouhan
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Unhappy Problem while Installing Slackware 11


Hi this is my first theread. i am just download slackware 11 version on slackware sites. now i am also check all files MD5 Sum and that is correct then i am write the CD's. ok now i put first CD in rom and when i boot my system it boot properly. but i stop in bash prompt. Currently i am running on Redhat 9 and its work properly with networking. i really want to slackware 11.

help me for installing slackware 11.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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Here is my System specification -

Pentium 4 2.26 Ghz Desktop
MOBO : HCL GA-8VM533
Graphics : VT8238
RAM : 2 * 512 MB DDR HCL
HD : 80 GB , 400 GB
OS : Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
 
Old 11-21-2006, 01:38 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. To start the Slack installation process, you probably just need to press Enter.

Check out this excellent tutorial on Slack installation from bitbenderforums. It's fairly old, but it should give you the info you need
 
Old 11-21-2006, 04:31 PM   #4
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I've got to agree with J.W. I cut my teeth on that bitbenderforums install tutorial. Its excellent!
 
Old 11-22-2006, 05:13 AM   #5
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Wink

I'm sure you'll find plenty of tutorials out there by googling. Here's my 2 cents:

Slackware Linux Essential

http://slackbook.org/html/index.html

It's a must-read if you want to learnSlackware.

Cheers

Last edited by gegechris99; 11-22-2006 at 05:14 AM.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 07:05 AM   #6
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All of the above are very good places to start learning. Slack is not a hand holding distro. It expects you to have at least some basic knowledge to start with.

You need to know how to partition your drive for starters.

Do a little reading and have some idea of what you're going to be doing before your start and it'll go quite smoothly.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 09:12 AM   #7
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I agree with masonm, you will need to read up a bit, the bitbenderforum tutorial is a good place to start, as is the slackbook site. When you have a basic understanding of the installation process we can help you.
Take your time, man! I also got stumped by Slackware in the beginning. Hang in there, don't give up:-)
 
Old 11-22-2006, 12:19 PM   #8
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ok. Now this is probably gonna make me look like an asshole but comeon

If I dont say RTFM here then where else. SLACKWARE tells you ... type setup to start setup. My GOSH!
 
Old 11-22-2006, 12:31 PM   #9
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ok. Now this is probably gonna make me look like an asshole but comeon

If I dont say RTFM here then where else. SLACKWARE tells you ... type setup to start setup. My GOSH!
Yeah, but, he's gotta run fdisk or cfdisk first before he runs setup.
Partitions first. We were trying to put it a bit nicer than RTFM. But, yes, he does have some reading to do.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:10 PM   #10
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damn it people....I am thrilled how You all answer questions in these forums...I mean to new people like this friend who tried slack for the very first time.I am from Romania, we have a "nice" forum here but people like him instead of your answers get something like "Why the hell do you put a question like this ? You must be dumbass or something !!Read a book before you start asking questions". That might be an answer...and the second one and the "best" is "Quit slackware and choose something more easy for a newbie like you...try fedora or suse"...What I want to say is that this forum is the best out there...when someone wants to enter the world of slackware, he or she must be welcomed not thrown away...Way to go !!!
 
Old 11-22-2006, 10:31 PM   #11
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Intall Slackware: Use FAQ and Install Help

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucky_chouhan
Hi this is my first theread. i am just download slackware 11 version on slackware sites. now i am also check all files MD5 Sum and that is correct then i am write the CD's. ok now i put first CD in rom and when i boot my system it boot properly. but i stop in bash prompt. Currently i am running on Redhat 9 and its work properly with networking. i really want to slackware 11.

help me for installing slackware 11.
Hello there, in 2005, i was also a slackware newbie
I tried SUSE 9.1 first, but because i was advance, i go
on slackware

yes, slackware is difficult at first
You do everthing..

First, read the FAQ in slackware.com
read the installation help

Be sure you know about partitions
i suggest you use "cfdisk" for partitioning

you must read about the proper kernel for your computer
bare.i is not good for most computers

When you reached the bash prompt

first thing to do is partitioning

use "cfdisk"

including swap partition

to start installation

type "setup"

but, read first the installation help in slackware.com

that's i think i can suggest.

Slackware rocks!!!

Lysender
 
Old 11-23-2006, 02:42 AM   #12
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I beg to differ from the opinion of Anakin.

I don't think that we were saying lucky_chouhan:

Quote:
"Why the hell do you put a question like this ? You must be dumbass or something !!Read a book before you start asking questions".
lucky_chouhan seemed to be lost at the bash prompt and that strongly suggests he/she didn't read the slackware documentation. So people (myself included) just reminded him/her that Slackware documentation is a must-read one before doing an installation.

No offense were meant since this person is already running Redhat and should be computer savvy to understand the need to read documentation first.

Reply from lucky_chouhan would be appreciated so we know if this thread has been useful.

gegechris99
 
Old 11-23-2006, 02:52 AM   #13
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Yeah actually where the hell is Lucky_Chouhan?

Shit, this habbit of using expletives is addictive.

Last edited by duryodhan; 11-23-2006 at 03:11 AM.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 06:25 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gegechris99
I beg to differ from the opinion of Anakin.

I don't think that we were saying lucky_chouhan:



lucky_chouhan seemed to be lost at the bash prompt and that strongly suggests he/she didn't read the slackware documentation. So people (myself included) just reminded him/her that Slackware documentation is a must-read one before doing an installation.

No offense were meant since this person is already running Redhat and should be computer savvy to understand the need to read documentation first.

Reply from lucky_chouhan would be appreciated so we know if this thread has been useful.

gegechris99
I agree. lucky_chouhan was lost and we had to give some direction. If he /she does not understand our directions then more reading is required. If one is going to attempt Slackware then there is the assumption that the user has a bit of knowledge about how to navigate the command line.
The documentation in the readme text is very good. Also, the slackbook site lays it all out as well.
 
  


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