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Old 03-16-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Slackware LiveCD?


Is there a Slackware or Slackware based live CD that I could try out? Also, one with some sort of graphical install? I have had problems with the partitioning...
 
Old 03-16-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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Hey,
You can try the wonderful SLAX which is also a
livecd that I use for all of my rescue work!
www.slax.org/
If you want a live cd that is slackware based
go for SLAX, but you can't install it to hard
drive!

But if you want something that you can install to
hard drive then go with vector linux. They have
a live cd which you can try out and if you like
it then download their install cd and install!
It is slackware based so that means it's still
slackware,they just added stuff to it so it's easier
to install and operate.It also has a package
manager.I've used it before I started using pure
slackware and it gave me a good start in linux.
http://www.vectorlinux.com/
and they have their own forums too.

But if you still want something else then
google "slackware based live cds"
or "slackware based distros"

Good luck
 
Old 03-16-2007, 08:52 PM   #3
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Slax and Zenwalk
 
Old 03-16-2007, 08:57 PM   #4
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Zenwalk is focused more on the religion, isn't it? Just asking...
 
Old 03-16-2007, 09:07 PM   #5
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Zenwalk is focused more on the religion, isn't it? Just asking...
Not that I'm aware of. I never actually ran it though, just remember hearing about it when I ran Slackware.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 09:22 PM   #6
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Zenwalk has a more user-friendly install routine than slack. It doesn't have any religious overtones to it as far as I'm aware. It has an installation routine similar to Vector if I'm not mistaken.

http://www.zenwalk.org/
 
Old 03-16-2007, 09:25 PM   #7
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I ran Zenwalk for a while ... in fact it was on the path to switching to Slackware from FC5 (although I didn't know it at the time). It's quite nice, but XFCE tended to be a bit leaky.

I think you still have to run cfdisk to partition your disk before you start.

For a live CD I would recommend slax, it's quite nice as well, and it is useful in recovering from screw-ups ... which happen every so often to me

EDIT: I have no idea what you are talking about with 'religion'. The only religious distro I know of is Christian Ubuntu.

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Old 03-17-2007, 01:42 AM   #8
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I rather think that the name "zenwalk"
sounds cool.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 07:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nem
Hey,
[...]
But if you want something that you can install to
hard drive then go with vector linux. They have
a live cd which you can try out and if you like
it then download their install cd and install!
[...]
Good luck
SLAX can be installed on harddisc, too, although I have never tried it. SLAX is great on mini CDs and USB sticks.

gargamel
 
Old 03-17-2007, 10:14 AM   #10
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Zenwalk

Zenwalk is nice, especially netpkg. The only thing I didn't like when I ran it was the default file system was XFS. It was fast, but if I lost power, my system was screwed. KateOS is another Slack based distro that has a livecd. I actually use some KateOS pkgs, like all my X stuff.
 
Old 03-18-2007, 07:00 PM   #11
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I know there is a way to slax to hard drive
but it wasn't recommended to do it.A install to hard drive still makes the programs act like modules
still.So it's just more pain handling everything as
modules.Slax still acts like a live cd even through
you install it to hd.I don't know maybe by now
you can handle the programs you want to istall
differently.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 03:48 PM   #12
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So can Vector be configured as far as packages go like Slackware? I had some problems with my slackware installation-it didn't work.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 04:06 PM   #13
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If you have a 64bit system http://www.bluewhite64.com might be of interest.
 
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:54 PM   #14
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Stupid question-how do I tell which bit I have?
 
Old 03-21-2007, 05:01 PM   #15
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Most users would know it -- how is your processor called?

"cat /proc/cpuinfo" should tell you what you have
 
  


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