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Old 02-08-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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slackware 7.1 package n8


I have recently done a floppy installation of slackware 7.1 on a Toshiba T1950CT (8MB RAM, 200MB HDD, intel 486 DX2-40Mhz).
My partitions:
/dev/hda1 swap ~16MB
/dev/hda2 ext2 ~184MB

I installed the A package and most of the N package.

It has one free pcmcia type II/III slot in which I intend to insert a xircom
ethernet card, which connects to a router so that I may read e-mail in Pine and browse the HyperGlobalMegaNet in Lynx

So far everything is tickety-boo, except for the following:

How do I get the last package of the N series (n8) on the HDD?
I have tried the following;

"split -b 1440k file.tgz file_"

then (using a freshly formatted floppy for every file);

"cat file_series > /dev/fd0"

On the laptop I then 'glued' everything back together with a wildcard;

"cat file_* > file.tgz"

But when executing setup the installer says that for each .tgz file it will take 0kB of space on my HDD, so clearly something is not right.

If anyone here knows what I'm doing wrong, then please tell me.
I have no other means of transferring files to the laptop other than via a serial/parallel cable (I'd rather resort to this only as a last measure, as I believe this is not easy to set up).

Thanks in advance,

Old 02-08-2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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Have you tried it without the wildcards?

cat file1 file2 file3 > filewhole
Old 02-08-2004, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip bnice, it worked!

Old 02-08-2004, 07:48 PM   #4
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Just wondering...

With slackware 7.1 what kernel are you using?

Will an older kernel work better on such an old processer?

Are you worried about the holes not pached in older kernels?
Old 02-08-2004, 10:30 PM   #5
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7.1 will probably be 2.2 kernel series, which is still being maintained. Upgrade to the newest in that series, 2.2.25, and you should be OK. Even 2.0.x is still being maintained. 2.0.40 just came out today.
Old 07-18-2005, 12:00 PM   #6
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Cool Toshiba T1950CT

Hi, I have the same computer, Im searching information of the X-server configuration, if any person have the same computer please contact me


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