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    I have been trying to get Slackware onto my machine for ages! I use Windows and it is a pain in the ass. The closest i've ever gotten to having Linux on my machine is i boot Knoppix off a disk, but every time i reboot or take the disk out it erases everything i've done. Correct me if i'm wrong but is the net the only place to find a copy of Slackware? If so, then how do you download it off the net and onto your machine? Can anyone give me any advice or links or even instruction on how to get Slackware onto my machine.

    P.S. Plz dont give me www.slackware.com because i've been there and I couldnt figure it out.

    -Nebula

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    You can buy 4 CDs from them. The other option is to download the ISO files and burn to CDs.

    Once you have the CDs, you boot from the first and install from there.
    Thorn
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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    • #3
      Join a "LUG" (Linux Users' Group) in your area, as they often have "InstallFests" where users are invited to bring machines and have experienced users help them with the installation of Linux.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nebula
        Correct me if i'm wrong but is the net the only place to find a copy of Slackware? If so, then how do you download it off the net and onto your machine? Can anyone give me any advice or links or even instruction on how to get Slackware onto my machine.

        P.S. Plz dont give me www.slackware.com because i've been there and I couldnt figure it out.

        -Nebula
        Send me a large bag of money and 4 blank CD's and I'll return 4 Slack CD's
        Never drink anything larger than your head!





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        • #5
          What does that mean...?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nebula
            What does that mean...?
            Okay. Here's what you need to know about obtaining Slackware:

            As of Slack 10, they abandoned ISOs via ftp/http and went to Bitorrent as the sole distribution method. This is great from a bandwidth preservation perspective, but kinda sucky from a 'me download now' one. Anyway, install a bitorrent client, visit the Torrents page to get the URL to use with that client, and download. Once you've done that, check the md5sums to make sure they're not altered and as long as everything matches up you're set.

            It's really not that bad, and much better than a few years ago where it looked as though they were about to lose all their hosting because the cost of supporting it far outweighed the donations. Which reminds me: Slack users, donate.

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            • #7
              got a subscription myself, linux os server of choice.
              Last edited by klepto; September 23, 2005, 01:45.
              Delicious Poison:

              The difference between a nerd and a geek? Well a nerd does not wear Spider Man butt huggers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nebula
                I have been trying to get Slackware onto my machine for ages! I use Windows and it is a pain in the ass. The closest i've ever gotten to having Linux on my machine is i boot Knoppix off a disk, but every time i reboot or take the disk out it erases everything i've done. Correct me if i'm wrong but is the net the only place to find a copy of Slackware? If so, then how do you download it off the net and onto your machine? Can anyone give me any advice or links or even instruction on how to get Slackware onto my machine.

                P.S. Plz dont give me www.slackware.com because i've been there and I couldnt figure it out.

                -Nebula


                Just out of curiousity ... WHY do you want to have slackware specifically? There are tons of debian and gentoo based distros that are really really easy to install.

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                • #9
                  Well if their are, then can you post some links plz on how to get them. But they have to be simple enough to adapt to my pea sized intellect.

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                  • #10
                    Okay, last of the free rides (this can be found with zero effort on Google):

                    http://www.linuxiso.org

                    Seriously, I'm getting mixed messages here - you're trying to write an entire language, but can't figure out how to download a Linux distribution. Whiskey, tango, and foxtrot.

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                    • #11
                      Ubuntu is pretty good if you want gnome with linux WITHOUT just about any kind of media codec under the sun.

                      http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu


                      SUSE linux is good if you want something that is easy like cake but not rediculous like redhat.

                      http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=suse


                      MEPIS linux is good if you want debian linux ( which most people do ) with a lot of other stuff already nicely added to it.
                      http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mepis

                      VLOS is GREAT if you want the awesomeness of gentoo linux without becoming tremendously intimate with bash prompt.
                      http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=vidalinux


                      Even though eventually ... you will have to use the command line A LOT in order to truly understand the system.



                      best wishes

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MrPickles
                        Even though eventually ... you will have to use the command line A LOT in order to truly understand the system.
                        That would be Slackware.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by skroo
                          That would be Slackware.

                          I said "eventually", not "you will have to understand this system before you can even get it installed to your harddisk"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MrPickles
                            I said "eventually", not "you will have to understand this system before you can even get it installed to your harddisk"
                            Or words to that effect, anyway. And quite frankly, if you can't cope with Slackware's CLI installer (which tells you EXACTLY what to do at each stage of the installation), you should probably not be running anything that involves interaction beyond pointy-clicky eye candy.

                            You'll note that the poster originally asked for places to download Slack from, not comparative analyses with other distributions. Congratulations, you just answered a question that was never asked. As a reward for you gracing us with your superior powers of reading comprehension, have a large bag of cold shit and a fork. From here, you should know what to do.
                            Last edited by skroo; September 23, 2005, 23:20.

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                            • #15
                              Having high expectations, skroo ?

                              Originally posted by skroo
                              As a reward for you gracing us with your superior powers of reading comprehension, have a large bag of cold shit and a fork.
                              +
                              Originally posted by skroo
                              From here, you should know what to do.
                              =
                              Does Not Compute...


                              Dutch
                              Last edited by Dutch; September 24, 2005, 01:36.
                              All your answers are belong to Google. Search dammit!!!

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