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Hello all, I am a Noob here I know this is off-topic, but what exactly is slackware?...
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    Hello all,
    I am a Noob here

    I know this is off-topic, but what exactly is slackware?

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    da_original1,
    Welcome to the boards!

    Slackware is just one of the many Linux distros out there. Check out our Links Page for more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by da_original1
    I know this is off-topic, but what exactly is slackware?
    Some would say it is the best linux distro in the world

    Welcome to the board.

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    thanks for making me feel at home!!!


    Is slackware pretty easy to install like red hat and mandrake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by da_original1
    Is slackware pretty easy to install like red hat and mandrake?
    I would say "it's less refined"

    its mostly menu based after you've partitioned your disk, but they are a couple of bugs in the installation procedure (for 8.1).

    Slackware is more UNIX-like than most linux distros, and its own packaging system is a bit weak, but it does have rpm compatibility, though not fully supported.

    Jason

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    To challenge myself, I'm planning to give slackware a try soon. They have a pretty good installation document on their main site that I suggest at least browsing through. Better yet, you may want to have a copy of it on hand to help walk you throught the installation, in case you get stuck. It definitely doesn't sound as user friendly as something like Redhat!
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    I didnt it , and it actually works the way its suppose to well kind of. the only probably is it wont boot from the HD i am using the floppy to boot right now. how would i get it to boot from the HD. but im pretty pumped i got it to work, cause im goin to use slackware as my webserver and email server, and i jst bought my domain name this past week. well any help about getting it to boot without the floppy would be great thanks.
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    Did you install and configure lilo correctly? I believe Slackware uses lilo as it's boot loader...
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    i know i installed it but i didnt do much on the lines of configuring it. i dont think i did anything. jst left it the way it was.
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    What's in your /etc/lilo.conf file?

    Specifically, where is the boot= directive pointing? /dev/hda or /dev/hdb? Is this the same as where you installed Slackware?
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