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Old 09-12-2020, 07:15 AM   #1
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Similar OS to Slackware


Which is the OS that is most similar to Slackware?
 
Old 09-12-2020, 07:23 AM   #2
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Crux perhaps. It's source-based but it uses bsdinit and goes for simplicity of structure above everything else.
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:02 AM   #3
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Which is the OS that is most similar to Slackware?
Nothing is going to be more similar to SLACKWARE than SLACKWARE. Perhaps we could advise better if you described in what WAY you ant this something to be similar to SLACKWARE. What exactly are you looking for?
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:09 AM   #4
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Salix?
 
Old 09-12-2020, 08:40 AM   #5
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Here's a few more all based on Slackware. Searching these will get you the info about each. DistroWatch is a good place to start.:

Absolute Linux
Porteus
Zenwalk
Slackel
Wifislax
Plamo Linux
 
Old 09-12-2020, 10:25 AM   #6
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And what about PartedMagic?
 
Old 09-12-2020, 10:38 AM   #7
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Thank you for the input. The reason I ask is that I have been using Slackware for a long time. I want to rent a dedicated server somewhere and they may not offer Slackware.
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:43 AM   #8
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Thank you for the input. The reason I ask is that I have been using Slackware for a long time. I want to rent a dedicated server somewhere and they may not offer Slackware.
You can always install Slackware on a dedicated server that you rent. It just takes a one-time effort.
I have a couple of those that I rent from online.net.
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:50 AM   #9
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I assume you have to be physically present at the server and that there is no to install remotely. Correct?
I may go out of state for better pricing.
 
Old 09-12-2020, 11:01 AM   #10
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I assume you have to be physically present at the server and that there is no to install remotely. Correct?
I may go out of state for better pricing.
Look for a provider of online servers that allows you to boot a rescue environment, usually a Live variant of Ubuntu or CentOS. Once you are in such a rescue environment you can download the Slackware installer, install Slackware using an online Slackware mirror server, run (e)lilo or configure grub, and the next reboot that server should be running Slackware.
There is an article on the Slackware Documentation Project which describes the process: https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...remetal_server
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:46 PM   #11
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seamore - i suggest to look into Linode.com : they offer slackware 14.2 ready-to-boot solutions, although i install in my case always slack142 or slack-current servers with my own install media which i download from Slackware. meanwhile i have a bunch of those VPS which work for years without reboot. their new (and old) web-based interface and terminal-based solutions to control and monitor your VPS are superb, just like their support team and service. their finnix rescue system also works as expected. Linode gives you the full freedom to run anything anywhere of your own choice. i am truly fond of this provider while i have been less happy with other providers.
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 02:18 PM   #12
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I am also fully satisfied with the services provided by linode.com. I rent a VPS (exactly a Qemu VM) , so it's not really a dedicated server, but that fits my bill. Very good connectivity, no issue so far. Usage: mostly the slint.fr website, an email server, occasional software building, nothings fancy but it works.
 
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Old 09-13-2020, 01:45 PM   #13
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I doubt you will find this actually useful since almost all distros derived from Slackware have either morphed into more pointy-clicky "modernity" or died out or both, but I'm betting you well find it interesting

--- Slackware Spinoffs ---
 
Old 09-13-2020, 02:40 PM   #14
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Slacko! http://slacko.eezy.xyz/index.php
 
Old 09-13-2020, 07:03 PM   #15
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I want to rent a dedicated server somewhere and they may not offer Slackware.
Why not picking a common mainstream distro that they support then? Something like Debian or CentOS? That way you get more chance to get support, since it implies they have people who know those better. If you'll go Slackware, they can always dodge your support request with a standard bureaucratic "we don't support Slackware, you're on your own".

Of course, you can do what Alien Bob suggested, if you're a self sufficient Slackware power user.

It depends how serious is the stuff that you want to do on the server and how severe would be the financial implications of server downtime during eventual issues.
 
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