Posted 25 June 2003 - 04:31 PM
I am really stuck in installing Slackware 9
This is how far i have goten
I went to the bios, switched to boot of the cd
Then i get the Welcome to Slackware 9 etc in txt format
at that point i enter the kernel (scsi.s)
so it will be
loads he kernel
Asks me to keep my US keyboard or switch to another, I press enter to keep it as it is
Then i get some Faqs
You may now login as 'root'.
i go root, it has no password
then i get
This is were all the txts, Online help tell you to partition witch i really understand but i follow the instructions.
You could either go my enter
or a dos looking screen cfdisk
i type fdisk /dev/hda
I am in the Prgram know
Command (m for help):
i enter p to list my partitons
then i delete them
at this time you creat a linux swap one for root and one for /
or something like this
This is the part were i get stuck
Some help would be really appreciated
And plz try to explain as simple as possible
Posted 25 June 2003 - 05:36 PM
First off, slackware is best known as the RTFM distro; Reading everything will only help you, remember that.
When partioning in linux, its best for newbs to use the "cfdisk" command - in this case typing "cfdisk /dev/hda" will do the trick.
type "man cfdisk" for info on how to use it.. its pretty self explainitory.
The basics are simple; you need a reguler file system partition and a another swap.. do this using cfdisk.
Once you have this taken care of, type "setup" at the prompt and the graphical setup tool will start up.. follow the prompts from there.
Posted 25 June 2003 - 06:16 PM
i did a full install
did the setup
set the root password
know i take the disk out restart and i get this
GRUB version .92
what is this ???
Posted 25 June 2003 - 06:44 PM
Since you're seeing a grub boot prompt then you probably forgot to overwrite your master boot record (mbr). Hmm this will be a pain in the ass but you might want to reinstall. This time when it asks about a boot loader MAKE SURE you choose the "write to the mbr" option.
After that you should be booting slack just fine .
Posted 25 June 2003 - 06:45 PM
k i am renstalling it as we speak = )
hopefully this time everything goes smoothly
well it worked, i picked windowmaker but theres 1 prb
its not a interface, (x)
i got into root
dont know what to do know
Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:12 PM
Posted 25 June 2003 - 10:22 PM
edit /etc/inittab and change
This will cause xdm to run and try to automatically start x. Beforehand you should run "XFree86 -configure" as root and mv the file that was generated (XFree86.new) to /etc/X11/XFree86-4.
...Try not to get to frustrated. Doing things in linux seems a little awkward at first but eventually (after many reinstallations and hosed filesystems ) you get the hang of it.
Posted 26 June 2003 - 11:56 AM
shouldn't that be 5 instead of 4, I thought 4 wasn't used....
*edit*: Slackware plug:
Slackware is the best distro in my opinion, it helps you understand linux and therefore unix better than redhat or suse.
*edit #2* Feend: doesn't slackware use /etc/X11/XF86Config?? I thought it didn't use the Xfree86-4...
Posted 26 June 2003 - 12:38 PM
Posted 26 June 2003 - 02:21 PM
many, many installs
and finally got slackware 9.0 WindowMaker working = )
Thanks for the help guys
Posted 26 June 2003 - 02:40 PM
oops, didnt know that. well, i guess you learn somthin every day...
the xf86config file isn't distro specific, xfree86 will use either of them, it searches for XF86Config-4 first, then XF86Config.
Posted 26 June 2003 - 03:30 PM
Posted 28 June 2003 - 07:52 PM
dance will work.. check README files.
Posted 28 June 2003 - 11:51 PM
like cvs your source, packages or whatever U would what updated regularly. It's been
awhile since I used slackware. Oh ya! Install just the developer option without gui or X
U can always add this on later. Makes a smoother install works for me everytime
Posted 29 June 2003 - 03:09 AM
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