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I just finished my download of the Slackware DVD and I am considering buying a new hard drive to have a fresh start from scratch.
I would like to enquire if hard drives larger than two Terabyte are supported by Slackware 14 (32-Bit). If not I am considering buying a smaller SSD drive. Is there anything I need to be concerned about?
To give you relevant hints we'd need to know on what kind of machine you're going to install that hard drive (laptop? desktop? server?) and its intended usage(s).
It's a desktop machine (Atom processor 1,6 Ghz and Intel graphics) which might be running Apache but that would mainly be for "localhost" connections. It currently runs CentOS 6.4 on a 160 GB hard drive which I would like to replace with a larger drive.
It is that I am currently studying for my LPI 102 exam and most likely need to get into the nitty-gritty of Linux internals. I know quite a lot of people who started with Slackware and they are now top-notch IT-consultants. Also one thing which is important to me is the community aspect of the distribution. A few years ago I used to talk about "Linux desktop" revolutions but for me it doesn't matter that much anyone. I prefer to have a good community you can develop software with and learn from. I don't really believe in 6-months/9-months release cycles anymore.
On a (home-)server your bottleneck most likely will not be the harddisk, but the network connection. I doubt that you will have benefits besides faster boottime when using a SSD here, so just go for a HDD.
Some further questions piled up: So far I have been spoilt with Suse and Mandriva to configure my printer and scanner (YAST and Mandriva Control Centre). I am using a HP PSC 1510 which uses "hplib". Is it hard to install this on Slackware?
Location: Northeastern Michigan, where Carhartt is a Designer Label
Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
Slackware includes HPLIP, Hewlett-Packards's HP Linux Imaging and Printing software. You won't need to install anything but you will need to do a quick and easy set up of HPLIP (which will also configure CUPS for you).
Distribution: Slint64-14.2rc on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
Originally Posted by tronayne
Oh, yeah -- used to drive over there from Southfield and Six Mile, recently made an excuse to drive the 200+ miles to Detroit with, oh, by the way, a stop in Madison Heights.
I lived in Southfield with my family eight month in 1987. My kids did go to the Eisenhower elementary school on Larkins Street and I keep a copy of an article in the Southfield Eccentric with a picture of the youngest one holding a banner with a classmate. But maybe that's slightly off topic...
Last edited by Didier Spaier; 10-18-2013 at 10:21 AM.