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    Re: Installing Slackware Linux 9.1

    Originally posted here by gore


    Slackware Linux has reputation for being hard to install. I disagree with this. I have installed Slackware about 20 times now, and I have yet to use a book or manual.
    If you have an older version of Slackware, check out Er0k's tutorial here:

    Great tutorial and I agree with you on it simplicity. Back when I first tried to use linux slackware was the only one i could get installed and running X properly . But I do have one question that may not be "slack-specific" but oh well, I install the Nvidia drivers for my MX440 and everything install and works fine but when I switch to a virtual terminal while in X all i get is a blank screen and i cant type commands? Also if i log out of fluxbox or hit CTRL ALT BKSPC it goes to the console but all i get it big green blocks all over the screen?!?! I can still type commands but i am typing blindly and it is annoying as ****. I have looked all over the place and seen pple with the same problem but no solution so if anyone has any info on how to fix it I will make a shrine of them in my backyard.
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    I'v had that happen a few times. Instead of using ALT CTRL F* to switch, just use the left ALT button and the left and right arrow keys to switch VCs and see if that works. Seems to work for me so far.
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    Hey gore!! Maybe I'm dumb, but I have a question. Why such a large swap space?
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    Cool

    I would suggest any linux First timer to PRINT this MANUAL out before the install. Save yourself some time and headache.

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    Originally posted here by bludgeon
    Hey gore!! Maybe I'm dumb, but I have a question. Why such a large swap space?
    Well, the box specs are:

    Pentium 3 733 MHz.

    43 GB HD.

    384 MBs RAM.

    So basically just in case. It gives good performance so I'v kept it similar in all installs. I usually have either that size, or around 700 MBs at the very least.
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    Hey Gore Big Thumbs Up on this 1 you saved me alot of work. I was thinking of making a tutorial for a couple of friends but like i said u saved me alot of time. Thanks Good Job
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    Just another question for you guys is it possible for me to be able to install Slackware Linux 9.1 on an old Pentium 1 166 MHz with 32 MB's of RAM and 1662 MB [FAT32]? It's an old computer that I have sitting around and it still works really well.I've been wanting to do something with it. It's nothing real fancy just a really basic system that I just have there sitting there doing nothing. Or would you guys recommend something else ? Any suggestions.

    I apologize again Gore for having changed the topic once again. I just saw no necessetity into starting a new thread that's all .
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    Originally posted here by Agent_Steal
    Just another question for you guys is it possible for me to be able to install Slackware Linux 9.1 on an old Pentium 1 166 MHz with 32 MB's of RAM and 1662 MB [FAT32]? It's an old computer that I have sitting around and it still works really well.I've been wanting to do something with it. It's nothing real fancy just a really basic system that I just have there sitting there doing nothing. Or would you guys recommend something else ? Any suggestions.

    I apologize again Gore for having changed the topic once again. I just saw no necessetity into starting a new thread that's all .
    Don't worry, your still on topic. And yea, Slackware will work fine on that. You can install it on a 386 if you have one. A pentium is fine for any Linux distro. You may have to go into the BIOS if you can't boot from a CD though. Unless you want to make floppies and do it and then use the CD after the floppy has started up. Either way you should be fine.
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    Thank you gore for a great tutorial. I used this tut and installed Slackware 9.1 on an old Dual PII 400Mhz box that I ressurected from the spare parts pile. The install was absolutely painless. I am writing this response using said install. I have been considering installing some form of *nix OS for several years now. And after several failed attempts at FreeBSD, Debian, Red Hat, etc.... I now have a working box. I also want to thank you for reminding me to check the Slackware site for upgrades and security updates. The box is now fully patched and happy . When my computer is happy I am happy.

    To anyone reading this who has never successfully installed Linux, I highly reccomend using this tutorial to install Slackware. I am now a Linux addict and will continue to use Linux from now on. W00t!
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    Excelent tutorial, extremely informative. Thanks a bunch for the un-necissary 1-on-1 trouble shooting. Great job

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