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Originally Posted by Learn!ng so how then with the updates and slack.... i download more files and manual updating takes place offline? Yes, that's pretty much it. You can also ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Learn!ng View Post
    so how then with the updates and slack.... i download more files and manual updating takes place offline?
    Yes, that's pretty much it. You can also use package tools such as swaret or slaptget for upgrading. Google them for info about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Learn!ng View Post
    also is the slack has a development for ppl to customise the kernel?
    Yes, kernel work is pretty easy in Slackware.
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    thk much to oscar... now to try slack

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    ok ozar

    i downloaded disks 1 and 2...

    but the problem was the disk partitioning system wiki info was out of date and so i couldn't easily partition the disks resulting in heart attack...

    i am comfortable with doing partitions with bsd but the instructions here
    The Slackware Linux Project: Installation Help say to use cfdisk

    i tried but there was limited editing ability to define the usr and home partitions

    and the fdisk help commands printed there failed to eg fdisk p didn't work

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    Keep in mind that Slackware is generally not considered a good choice for new users to Linux, but I'm not sure what level of experience you have with Linux.

    You might find it easier to do your partitioning and formating before beginning the Slackware installation. You can use the Parted Magic LiveCD for doing that:

    Parted Magic

    It's a Partition Magic clone so it's really easy to use. It's a 32 MB download, so it's a quick burn to CD.

    You only need a root partition ( / ) to install Slack, and you might need a SWAP partition if you don't have much RAM. I usually make my partitions something like this:

    / (ext3, about 8 to 12 GB)
    SWAP (swap, about 512 MB)
    /home (ext3, about 8 to 12 GB)


    Hope this helps.
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