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rugbydude
03-19-2003, 04:27 AM
I am interested in installin slackware to run on my rig on a seperate partition alongside windows. Can someone please tell me how to get it running and any info on it would be great. It looks fantastic and if it is a good OS may replase windows. thnx for help:thumb:

Wiggo
03-19-2003, 04:54 AM
Movin' to Linux forum where the Slackmaster resides.

rugbydude
03-19-2003, 04:56 AM
I hear it only works on linux is this right:confused: If so i'm buggered:o

Wiggo
03-19-2003, 04:59 AM
Slackware is a version of Linux.

rugbydude
03-19-2003, 05:10 AM
sweet so it will work as a seperate os alongside WIndows:D :D Ok now anyone tell me how to install it and where from??:confused:

Wiggo
03-19-2003, 06:29 AM
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It's easy to use but hard to learn, you can get it here (htttp://www.slackware.com) or from your nearest mirror (http://www.slackware.com/getslack/).....and it's a free download :)

Bahamut Zer0
03-19-2003, 07:37 AM
Well, first up- read the Slackware Book (http://www.slackware.com/book/)

Just like any other book, you dont need to read the whole thing and understand it. I suggest you read thru the intro, have a peek at the Install (http://www.slackware.com/install/) guide and then prepare yourself. Once youve got you Install CD burnt and ready to go, chuck on a pot of coffee and slowly make your way thru the install.

FYI- Slackware 9 is due out soon. You may want to wait a little while to save updating & general messy business with new packages etc. Ive been using linux for a few years now (almost a year that ive actively been using it though) and the thought of updating a linux system gives me a mild heat attack.
:)

rugbydude
03-19-2003, 03:15 PM
Wiggo i did see that link:hmph: Anyway its confusing as hell trying to install that for a windows boy like myself so i'm going to wait for slackware 9 to come out and buy the cd version:thumb: