slack9 is out
Posted 22 March 2003 - 10:04 AM
Posted 22 March 2003 - 10:46 AM
I'm gonna wait for the iso to come out tho, can't be more than a couple of weeks
Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:58 PM
I also am a noob, and don't know if I can handle a kernel upgrade....i'll learn how to do it pretty soon tho.
Posted 22 March 2003 - 05:58 PM
With the upgrade you'll just get the updated stable packages and a few security fixes .
I checked the 2.4.20 (the kernel that comes with slack 9.0) changelog for you and the vt8235 is supported.
The suggested upgrade method for a slackware system is to backup what you need (/etc /home and /var if you're so inclined) and then install from scratch. I have a partition (or did until I sold my laptop) called /backup where I kept that stuff.
Keep on slackin'.
Posted 22 March 2003 - 06:05 PM
and yeah, that was a typo, I meant 2.4.18, sorry bobb...
I'm gonna backup my root directory since that's where I keep all my shit, and all the tarballs from everything i've downloaded and installed. I'm gonna wait for the iso to come out tho, puttin all that crap on a cd is to hard for my (still) windows oriented brain....until I become more self reliant im gonna use the iso
Posted 22 March 2003 - 10:41 PM
well, Im gettin it right now, and next weekend it's upgrade time!!!!
I'm gonna back up my XF86Config file as well as other stuff, like my samba.conf file, if Im lucky I'll be able to pop those in and be all right. I think it's gonna be easier to set up, now that I have some experience with it.
Posted 22 March 2003 - 11:24 PM
Installing from a partition on disk is really easy if you'd rather do it that way.
Posted 22 March 2003 - 11:27 PM
on a sidenote I read that the included gcc (3.2.2) is very improved on every aspect but most of all on the C++ compiling, that being my programming laguage of choice (im learning it, well trying to, right now), that is a good reason for me to upgrade...
I'm also gonna leave 5 gigs of free space for longhorn wanna see what billy's cookin next.
Posted 23 March 2003 - 01:10 AM
there is an official slack9 iso available here.
Posted 23 March 2003 - 02:27 PM
The best way to tell is to grab the MD5 text file that comes with the iso. Then after you are done downloading the iso run md5sum against it and see if it matches the text file.
I'm almost positive that LinuxISO is supplying "official" images but since I always use the mirror I mentioned before (has everything, almost never has a 530 error, and is fast) I can't say for sure.
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