[Lvlug] Slackware 10.0 released
jskow at ptd.net
Fri Jun 25 15:34:45 EDT 2004
Jon McNamara wrote:
> James Skow wrote:
>> Dann S. Washko wrote:
>>> James Skow wrote:
>>>> Patrick Davila wrote:
>>>>> Slackware 10.0 released :)
>>>> This may be a dumb question, but i don't care since i'm a linux
>>>> newb :). Does slackware have a graphical installer like Fedora or
>>>> Mandrake, or is it all command line stuff? Fedora Core 2 really
>>>> pissed me off, so i'm willing to try anything.
>>> No, it's a menu based installer and is very, very easy to use. Just
>>> read what is on the screen. The hardest part would be partitioning
>>> your drive and with cfdisk that is not very hard at all.
>>> Want more of a challenge, use just plain fdisk.
>>> NOTE: These are the steps:
>>> Pop in slackware disc 1 and boot
>>> Log in as root (no password)
>>> Run cfdisk and partition your drive) then exit cfdisk after you
>>> write the partition to the drive.
>>> run setup
>>> Follow the onscreen instructions.
>>> About 20 minutes later you will have a snappy linux box!
>> I've downloaded and burned the slackware 10.0 images, and i'm ready
>> to install. I just had one more question. Is it possible to write the
>> bootloader to a floppy? i don't like messing with the MBR, because
>> i've had problems with that in the past. sorry for all the questions.
> cool - I read the release notes yesterday for 10.0 - impressive, as
> usual...can't wait to get...
> yes, with Slack you can (during the install) configure Lilo to install
> to floppy. In fact, I do this (too) on my 'first pass' installs, then
> go back (if ever) and do a 'fine tune' lilo-2-MBR later after I've got
> everything the way I like.
> btw, I was doing some test Fedora Core 2 installs yesterday, and AFICT
> I did not see an option to create a boot disk (syslinux or otherwise)
> during the install - I'm guessing the default kernel is 'too big' to
> get on a single floppy as this point...MBR write _appeared_ to be the
> only option (GRUB)...
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yeah, i had the same problem with fedora core 2. also, if you try dual
booting it with widows, you won't be able to boot the windows partition
until you do some command line stuff in recovery mode. what a pain in
the ass. that's why i'm not gonna bother with fedora anymore.
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