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I was wondering how do to a network install of slackware. I have never done a network install before and the slack book doesn't help me at all. Any help ...
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    Network install of slack


    I was wondering how do to a network install of slackware. I have never done a network install before and the slack book doesn't help me at all. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Honestly I don't know if Slackware provides that option. Have you checked the homepage? That would be a good place to start out. No doubt some googling will help you out, too.
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    http://www.slackbook.org/html/instal...LATION-METHODS
    There it says I can do a network install but I don't know where to start. Or which files to get.
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    I don't like double posting, but I found the root disks to do a network install, but which files do I need to download. Would I download an ISO?
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    If you refer to the NFS section - that is not what you want. NFS is indeed an install over a network, but you physically have to be in front of box A to be able to install - over the network - on box B (at least, that is what I suppose it is - it doesn't seem to be like the Debian procedure). What you want to do, I suppose, is run a basic setup CD on your box, and then install the rest from the server, right?

    And read this thread. Second hit when I googled.
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    Thank you for all your help.
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    No problem (and forgive me if I sounded a bit harsh but I'm tired ). It's a really good question you ask, because it's not that interesting to download 4 cd's from which you'll only need half. AFAIK, with the 1st Slackware cd you can get up and running perfectly, but without a GUI.

    If you like Slackware, but prefer it light, you might want to try out Zenwalk 1.3 - 400 MB iso, full functionality, 2.6 kernel, and a fast DE (Xfce). Be sure to check it out! It's based on Slackware 10.2.
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