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#41 Octal

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:28 PM


Hmm, the slackware site gives you the source and what not of slackware, but how would you go about uploading it to a computer? So, the operating system would be slackware?


You need to look a bit harder. All/most distros will have the scr and the bin disk. the bin is what you want (PPC. x86 x86_64) those are precomiled src code.

Sorry if this is a bit stupid, but what the fuck?

I have tried a few times, and I can't seem to do this. Any guides for installing slackware? I am not getting anywhere installing it to a cd.

Should I just order it off of cheap bytes?

Edited by Octal, 07 August 2006 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:36 AM

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

I would use the torrents

http://www.slackware...ck/torrents.php

have you ever installed linux, slackware is one of the more harder distros to install if you don't know what you're doing.

and you only need to download the first two disks.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 12:02 PM

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

I would use the torrents

http://www.slackware...ck/torrents.php

have you ever installed linux, slackware is one of the more harder distros to install if you don't know what you're doing.

and you only need to download the first two disks.


If you can type cfdisk, and you have the ability to hit the enter key many times. You can install slackware.

I hear Slackware Handbook Project can be quite useful.

Also: You do not need two cds. You only need one. ( Depending. )

Edit: Oh, they dont know how to install nero and open the iso with it and burn it to a cd. Didn't see that.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 12:47 PM

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

I would use the torrents

http://www.slackware...ck/torrents.php

have you ever installed linux, slackware is one of the more harder distros to install if you don't know what you're doing.

and you only need to download the first two disks.

Would it hurt to install the other two? It seems like it might give you extra things.

I tried booting up with the cd in the drive, but nothing happened, it started with windows.

Edited by Octal, 07 August 2006 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:48 PM


http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

I would use the torrents

http://www.slackware...ck/torrents.php

have you ever installed linux, slackware is one of the more harder distros to install if you don't know what you're doing.

and you only need to download the first two disks.

Would it hurt to install the other two? It seems like it might give you extra things.

I tried booting up with the cd in the drive, but nothing happened, it started with windows.


CD2 and CD3? No. It wouldnt hurt. But CD3 I believe is source.

Change the boot order.

ie. floppy, cdrom, hard drive, rather than: hard drive, floppy, cdrom.

When you boot up your computer there should be a key you can hit ( ie. ESC, F10, DEL, etc. )

From there you need to poke around untill you find the section on changing the boot order.

If your boot order is correct though, your cd you burnt is bunk.

Edited by |cfh|, 07 August 2006 - 01:49 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:23 PM

If you can type cfdisk, and you have the ability to hit the enter key many times. You can install slackware.

I hear Slackware Handbook Project can be quite useful.

Also: You do not need two cds. You only need one. ( Depending. )

Edit: Oh, they dont know how to install nero and open the iso with it and burn it to a cd. Didn't see that.


i figured if he couldn't find where to download the cd images he wouldn't be able to install it.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:39 PM

Redhat = MS of Linux. SuSE is way better (even has Novel server code built IN!)

Seriously though, if you want to starting using Linux, you may want to start with SuSE as it's got a pretty good GUI installation program, will partion your hard-drive for you, install a boot manager (grub rocks!) and sense what kind of equipment you have so that you can be up and rocking in no time!





Hey guys, I found this immensly helpful in my quest to learn linux. I even printed it all out for reference.

Question: I want to try fedora, (I've been using RedHat 6) but can't download the iso's. Can you reccomend a site where I can buy 'em? I (quickly) looked around on the fedora page, but didnt see anything.

thanx for helping out a linux newb.



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Posted 07 August 2006 - 03:00 PM

Redhat = MS of Linux. SuSE is way better (even has Novel server code built IN!)

Seriously though, if you want to starting using Linux, you may want to start with SuSE as it's got a pretty good GUI installation program, will partion your hard-drive for you, install a boot manager (grub rocks!) and sense what kind of equipment you have so that you can be up and rocking in no time!


*shudder* It's still a rpm-based distro. You should rather say: "Redhat/SuSE/Ubuntu/Fedora/mandr(iva|ake)/whatever simple distro = MS LINUX" If you are going to call things M$-like because of their simplicity and/or ease of use. I know its your distro of choice so you choose to ignore this. ( Or so it appears to be your distro of choice. ) -- What you said about SuSE can be said about many other distros. But lets not continue the flammage. :wub:

ReEdit: I really hope this was a joke.

Edited by |cfh|, 07 August 2006 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:04 PM



http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

I would use the torrents

http://www.slackware...ck/torrents.php

have you ever installed linux, slackware is one of the more harder distros to install if you don't know what you're doing.

and you only need to download the first two disks.

Would it hurt to install the other two? It seems like it might give you extra things.

I tried booting up with the cd in the drive, but nothing happened, it started with windows.


CD2 and CD3? No. It wouldnt hurt. But CD3 I believe is source.

Change the boot order.

ie. floppy, cdrom, hard drive, rather than: hard drive, floppy, cdrom.

When you boot up your computer there should be a key you can hit ( ie. ESC, F10, DEL, etc. )

From there you need to poke around untill you find the section on changing the boot order.

If your boot order is correct though, your cd you burnt is bunk.

You mean junk right?

And, since my previous experiances(spelling?) with cd distros, I already checked that.

I'll try it again.

Fucken a, man, I am wasting so many cds on this. What am I doing wrong?

I download the first two torrents to the cd, and then write the files to the cd. I restart the computer, and then the screen goes black for a second, and a flashing underline on the top left hand corner of the screen keeps blinking. Then I wait for a second, and I start up with microsoft windows.

I checked to make sure the boot options where in the right order, and they where.

I honestly don't get this.


Well, I'm just gonna go with idiot proof ubuntu.

Edited by Octal, 08 August 2006 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:37 PM

I added a reply so people will see this faster, not to increase my post cont, just letting you know.

Alright, I got unbuntu installed and everything, but when I get on, I log in, type "help", and then I see a list, but nothing is of what I am looking for. You know how when you use an operating system, you get a desktop screen, with a background and such? How would you acess that?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:29 PM

in most all OSes the "F1" key is for help, and ubuntu is one of those "most all OSes".

and has a note you have to be on the desktop.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 07:29 PM

Have to be on the desktop? As in not in the command prompt like thing, terminal that shows up in the start up? I am wondering how to get to there.

I"ll say later if it works.

Edited by Octal, 09 August 2006 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:11 AM

Here are quite a few links I have accumulated of Linux Distributions and flavors I like and have used for extended periods of time:

// Debian
http://www.debian.org/
Securing Debian Manual
Logging The Right Way
Apt- HowTo
Aptitude's User Manual
Debian-Administration.org
DebianHelp.co.uk
Kernel compile and install on Debian systems

Debian Sarge
Installation
Installing Debian Sarge
Stable Internet Server
Compiling in Debian
Multimedia Packages Source

Debian Etch
Installation
Etch- A minimal setup with X
Upgrade: Sarge --> Etch
Multimedia Packages Source
Full Multimedia Support

Debian Networking:
Debian MadWifi Tut (Ubunutu too)
Sarge ndiswrapper install - no compile
Wireless networking - ndiswrapper module

Ubuntu (Xubuntu/Ubuntu/Kubuntu):
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.xubuntu.org/
http://www.kubuntu.org/

I found this Interesting: http://www.edubuntu.org/

// Damn Small Linux (DSL)
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
Damn Small Linux Board
DSL Wiki
Download Here

Install
DSL on Hard Drive
Apt on DSL

Networking
DSL Verified Wireless Cards

// Slackware
http://www.slackware.com/
Get Slack

Install
Install Help
Configuration Help
A user's Directions (slightly outdate, but works well enough)

// BackTrack
http://www.remote-ex...x.php/BackTrack

Install
Requirements
Install to Hard Drive

Remaster BackTrack for your needs (thanks irongeek)
Irongeek's tut- adding modules to BackTrack
http://www.slax.org/...t modules here)

// Gentoo
http://www.gentoo.org/
http://www.gentoo.or.../philosophy.xml

Install:
Gentoo Installation Docs
x86 Quick Install Guide
Easy Linux Guide - Gentoo

Gentoo Configurations:
Network Config
X Server Config

// Other Distros I am not as acquainted with: (but I plan to try out)
http://amigolinux.org/
http://www.sourcemage.org/
http://www.zenwalk.org/


// Additional Links

http://www.linuxquestions.org/

Debian User Forums
Debian Backports
Linux Wireless LAN Support *LIST*
Ndiswrapper General Install
From beginning to end: ProFTPD

List of Linux Distributions
Comparison of Linux Distributions
Comparison of Linux Live Distros

// Window Managers
Window Managers for X

Personal Favorites:
Openbox WM
Fluxbox WM
Blackbox WM
IceWM

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:43 PM

Could some one here post the names of them in most novist freindly to most uber 1337?

Some of the ones I'm seriously considering are:

Ubuntu
Debian
Gentoo
Redhat (though it may be too tough)

Edited by Phr34kn_Phantom, 22 October 2006 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2006 - 03:39 PM

Gentoo and debian aren't too user freindly, you should have more experiance before using those.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:12 PM

Could some one here post the names of them in most novist freindly to most uber 1337?

Some of the ones I'm seriously considering are:

Ubuntu
Debian
Gentoo
Redhat (though it may be too tough)

Check out Ubuntu, Debian Sarge, Knoppix, Damn Small Linux. Those are all great for beginners.

Gentoo and debian aren't too user freindly, you should have more experiance before using those.


Your wrong.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:35 PM

lol, thank you, I'm trying to install ubuntu but am having difficulties... >.<

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:19 PM

lol, thank you, I'm trying to install ubuntu but am having difficulties... >.<


If you have any problems go to the Ubuntu forums. Search the whole forum and you should find something. If not they are very helpful if you ask a question.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 03:09 PM


Gentoo and debian aren't too user freindly, you should have more experiance before using those.


Your wrong.

Unless you have a guide by your side, a beginnier will have plenty of trouble installing those.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:31 PM

Guys. Try not to drag a pinned thread further offtopic. Thank you.




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