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kersten78 12-16-2003 02:36 AM

Slackware ISOs
Quick question:

Every slackware site I can seem to find doesn't have the ISOs available to download. I checked most of the download mirrors at, and all I can seem to find are the md5 checksums. I thought I might luck out with sourceforge or tucows, but I get nothing. Any suggestions where to look for these elusive ISOs?


djbanaan 12-16-2003 02:51 AM

Did you check the mirrors page ? I grabbed a random US mirror ( and the ISO's were there.

skog 12-16-2003 02:58 AM

you have to download 9.1 via bittorrent you can get the program from slackware.

its kinda like napster.

ksd 12-16-2003 03:06 AM

Hey ..did you check out the site..There you have got almost all the popular distro's iso's ...I have myself got the slackware 9.1 and 9.0 iso's downloaded from the site itself..The site offers several mirrors for all the distro's ...You should be able to download from the site with out any problem..

malo_umoran 12-16-2003 03:09 AM

kersten78 12-16-2003 09:36 AM

One more question
Thanks for all the replies!

Not exactly sure how I missed that mirror--I must have checked every mirror EXCEPT that one!!

Now for my last question before I dive into the slack:

Do I have to know a lot about Linux to get slackware running?

I have managed to get every other distro I've tried running pretty much the way I like it--basic customization, etc. But the other distros I've tried (RedHat, SuSE, and Mandrake) are all fairly simple. I'm not that comfortable with command line setup (yeah, I know read the man files) and I often find myself in over my head. (When I first started, I was flying completely blind--reinstalling every couple days because I'd screw something up so bad... sue me, I love to tinker!) I'm quite a bit more comfortable now.
The one thing that really scares me though, is compiling source. I just haven't had to use command line compilers in the past. Will I have to do alot of that in Slack? And for the kernel. :confused: Will I have to tweak it for my specific machine? I'm clueless how to do ANYTHING when it comes to tweaking the kernel and recompiling.
I guess if it is alot worse, I'll just be back to reinstalling every couple days like when I first started using Linux, but if you guys have any good pointers before I start, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks again,

malo_umoran 12-16-2003 09:43 AM

dont worry .... installation is easy ...

just put a cd, choose kernel, login as root, type "setup" ...

download "Dropline Gnome" from, install what you like and ... thats it ...

and compiling from source ... you almost never need it ... go to and just type "installpkg file_name.tgz" ....

allmost as easy as freebsd :)


bavarian 12-16-2003 10:31 AM


iŽm sure youŽll get along with the installation. you have been using linux before, so some things should have become familiar to you. unless you do not want to compile a new kernel before installation (you can do that afterwards if you like), you wonŽt need console too much.

slack is a distro used by many experienced users, but i do as well--so can you! *g*



ps the brave must win--and the brave is red!

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