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Old 06-14-2004, 09:27 PM   #211
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Great work shilo (and all that have since contributed). This is by far one of the best "total package" guides I have seen in quite some time. I will be sure to frequent your site as well. Keep up the good work!
 
Old 06-15-2004, 12:30 PM   #212
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thanks shilo
you really helped me...
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:30 AM   #213
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Shilo

Here is the pdf version of the guide, I hope you like it, sorry for the delay, I have been kinda busy this couple of weeks. I took the liberty, I hope you don't get mad, and changed some things that I thought most suitable for an offline or printed document, like made the links as footnotes and the like (well you'll see the documents). Also, in the kernel section I added a line notifying the reader that at the time to writing the latest kernel version was 2.6.5, but that might change as time pass.
Of course, if you don't like the changes just tell me and I won't hesitate in made the necessary changes so to comply with your online version.
The file is called: SlackwareInstallationGuide.pdf and the link to where it is posted is:
http://www.geocities.com/mctarnet/images/

Have a nice day everyone.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 04:23 AM   #214
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Hey shilo,

The unofficial slack book has moved to http://slackbook.lizella.net/ - change the link in your guide
 
Old 06-17-2004, 11:36 AM   #215
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blood_omen-

Thanks a lot. That looks great. I like the footnotes idea. That must have taken a while. I'll add it to the site either tonight or tomorrow.

Bebo-

Thanks again. It should be changed now. I still have a list of all the other changes you recommended. I've just been way behind on getting them implemented.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 12:28 PM   #216
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I know what you mean about being behind schedule And two days ago I found this game. Unfortunately it's a blast

Looking forward to Slack 10!

Last edited by Bebo; 07-09-2004 at 07:46 AM.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 04:49 AM   #217
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What a great pleasure to discover this site, shilo!
Windows users may just keep wondering what's all the fuzz about the linux community...
Well, point them to such a tutorial and maybe, just maybe they will get a clue.
And its not only about what "free" means, but also its about what a linux user can do with such an OS.

Congratulations Shilo!

Dan
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:44 PM   #218
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Thx a Million

Let's hear it for Shi . with the aid of your mini-FAQ. Last night I compiled from 2.4.22 -> 2.6.7 flawlessly... W@@T !!!
thx again
 
Old 06-23-2004, 02:24 PM   #219
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This is a great guide, Shilo, it has walked me through an install of Slackware very nicely. I have to do it all over again, however, because the swaret --upgrade messed everything up. It got me all of those nice new packages, and took about 4 hours!

But when it went to install, it got about halfway and stopped. It seemed to have froze up. So I closed it up, and now my system is a mess. It could be that I ran out of hard drive space. I'm not sure, but one thing is for sure, when I get to the point of upgrading my packages, I am going to do it selectively and when i understand the process a little better!
 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:17 PM   #220
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Linda-

You may want to save the downloaded packages from swaret (on a cd) so that you don't have to download them all again. Also, check out the .new files. Re-naming them may get your system working again.

Use the command
Code:
df -h
to see if you ran out of space.

Last edited by shilo; 06-23-2004 at 03:18 PM.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 04:12 PM   #221
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One thing I do, on any linux box:

edit /etc/syslog.conf

place this at the top op the file
Code:
# log everything to tty12 (ALT-F12)
*.*          /dev/tty12
any thing that happens to your system that's worth logging, will be placed here
note: this will work on any distro with syslogd
 
Old 07-01-2004, 09:46 AM   #222
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Swaret

when I go to run swaret it tells me I need bc and that I can find it in slackware/ap. I have no idea what it is talking about.

Thanks for whatever help someone can offer.

Also just thought of this, when I first tried to install Slackware from the CD's I had 2 install disks and 2 source disks. I tried the full install and after the 2nd disc it was asking for another disk to install more packages but I didn't have anymore install disks. I was wondering if that was normal and what I need to do to get a full install.

Thanks again

Last edited by noobtesting; 07-01-2004 at 10:09 AM.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 12:01 PM   #223
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-->Swaret

-->when I go to run swaret it tells me I need bc and that I can find it -->in slackware/ap. I have no idea what it is talking about.

This is telling you that it need bc in order to run, just dump your slackware CD, the first One, mount it, and move into it, inside you'll find a directory called slackware and inside the slackware directory is the ap, hence slackware/ap.

Example:

#mount /mnt/cdrom
#cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware/ap
#installpkg bc.version.tgz
#echo enjoy using swaret

your done.

As for the other detail, I don't recall having that problem; therefore, I'm afraid I cannot be more useful regarding this matter. Perhaps other user might be able to answer this more accurately.

Well, that's all, I hope my suggestions can point you in the right direction, have a nice day.

Last edited by blood_omen; 07-01-2004 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 01:49 PM   #224
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Thanks for the help on the swaret, I was able to get it to work just fine. Yeah I am not real sure what the deal with the other was but I am going to play with it some more and hopefully I will get some response here also.

Thanks again

Ok I am trying to do the graphical lilo screen but dont seem to be able to find boot-bmp or map-bmp anywhere on my computer. I have also googled it and can't find a place to download it either.

Last edited by noobtesting; 07-01-2004 at 03:01 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:06 PM   #225
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Just ignore those two files and it will work great.
 
  


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