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Old 12-13-2011, 06:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Need help installing Slackware on my Machine


Hi, this will be my first time to use linux on a PC. I had an N900 before and I had so much delight in using Linux. I am interested in installing Linux SlackWare on my machine but I do not know how to do it with just one disk.

This is My Hardware:
MoBo: ECS P4800Pro-M3
CPU : LGA775 Intel Pentium D 820 2.8 GHz 2x 1MB(Dual Core)
ChipSet: º VIA® P4M800Pro & VT8237R+
º North Bridge: VIA® P4M800Pro
º South Bridge: VIA® VT8237R+
Graphics: º Integrated S3 UniChrome Pro 2D/3D Graphics
º Share memory : 64MB
Memory : 2x Smart-Ram XMS (Xtreme Memory Speed)
512Mb DDR2 PC533
Main HDD : Samsung SP0842N 80GB 7200RPM
LBA 156,301,488
Second HDD : Western Digital WD800JD WD Caviar SE
SATA 80GB
LBA 156,301,488
3rd HDD : Western Digital WD800AAJS WD Caviar SE
SATA 80GB
LBA 156,301,488
ODD : BenQ DVP1650P
ATAPI DVD-ROM 16x
On-Board Audio : º Realtek ALC655 6-Channel audio CODEC
º Compliant with AC'97 2.3 specification
Audio Card : Creative Sound Blaster CT4780
LAN : º VIA® VT6103L 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PHY
BIOS : º AMI BIOS with 4Mb Flash ROM
º Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, MultiBoot, DMI
º Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification
**********************************************************

I would Like to compile this and turn it to a bootable disc : http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...are64-current/


Please help!!

I don't know how I will make this archive into a bootable disc, and worse, how I would install SlackWare on My Rig, I want it to be as smooth as possible. I hope my venture to the next Level Linux would be fun like I had with my late N900.

Thanks and I would greatly appreciate all the support and help I could get. ( I was a bit afraid of the Floppy Disks and the partitionings, I hope I really don't need to do this, but if I have to, then I would have to find a way to make the Floppies...)
 
Old 12-13-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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You don't install slackware current directly, first you install slackware
http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...re64-13.37-iso

Then you upgrade to current (using slackpkg and configure it for example)
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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You don't install slackware current directly, first you install slackware
http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...re64-13.37-iso

Then you upgrade to current (using slackpkg and configure it for example)
You can however use Alien Bob's script to create a CD/DVD from the current three.
http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start

Kind regards

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:25 AM   #4
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( I was a bit afraid of the Floppy Disks and the partitionings, I hope I really don't need to do this, but if I have to, then I would have to find a way to make the Floppies...)
That information is way out of date. No need for floppies, now. Just found this guide that might help:

http://elevenislouder.blogspot.com/2...re-primer.html
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:47 AM   #5
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You can however use Alien Bob's script to create a CD/DVD from the current three.
http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start

Kind regards


Thanks...... I would try this first, then if I still fail, I would go to the first advise, download iso and then upgrade..... I'll keep you gys posted, probably after a few days, like on Sunday or Monday, workload is just way to heavy now.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
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Btw I don't know if you already know it, but Slackware current/actual version is 13.37
The ' Slackware-current ' branch means latest Slackware development
 
Old 12-13-2011, 08:39 AM   #7
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You can however use Alien Bob's script to create a CD/DVD from the current three.
http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start

Kind regards
If you are unsure about how to operate that script, I also maintain a 2 GB ISO image for slackware-current (32-bit and 64-bit too). It's only 2 GB because I left all the sources out of the ISO image - it only contains the packages you are going to install.

The ISO images are re-generated automatically, every time there is an update to the ChangeLog.txt.

Get the 64-bit ISO here: http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...4-current-iso/

Eric
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:56 AM   #8
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YMMV, but for a first Slackware installation (and for the "first time of using Linux on a PC"), I would make a stock install rather than an alternate one. I mean for a first install experience, I find it logical to go the official way
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:21 AM   #9
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If you are unsure about how to operate that script, I also maintain a 2 GB ISO image for slackware-current (32-bit and 64-bit too). It's only 2 GB because I left all the sources out of the ISO image - it only contains the packages you are going to install.

The ISO images are re-generated automatically, every time there is an update to the ChangeLog.txt.

Get the 64-bit ISO here: http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...4-current-iso/

Eric
Thanks Alien Bob!!! cool...... is there anyway that we can have the alien gui that windows xp have ported to slackware??? (just wondering out of curiosity)

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YMMV, but for a first Slackware installation (and for the "first time of using Linux on a PC"), I would make a stock install rather than an alternate one. I mean for a first install experience, I find it logical to go the official way


you have a very good point, I should start from scratch.... however I'm the type ofguy who likes to get the best at once..... I'll try all suggestions !!!
 
Old 12-13-2011, 09:23 AM   #10
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Btw I don't know if you already know it, but Slackware current/actual version is 13.37
The ' Slackware-current ' branch means latest Slackware development
Yes I do, I just thought it would have updated scripts or extras to play with since it has the lates post date
 
Old 12-13-2011, 09:25 AM   #11
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Go with it then, good luck
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #12
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well, gotta go now, I would try to figure out which advise to follow first then secon then third .... then I would let you guys know what happens.... Thanks for the suggestions... goodnight y'all ( just hope alienguise or other xp themes can be use on slack as well)
 
Old 12-13-2011, 09:35 AM   #13
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if you have a good internet connection and the slackware64 13.37 is able to configure you internet card, when the install ask where to install from select http and use the mirror you want to use to install current from.
 
  


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