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    hey i just downloaded linux for the first time i downloaded slackware version 10.0 yay cant wait to stop using xp well anyways i checked on the site and it says i have to make a boot disk but when i put it in it boots to the prompt do i have to do anything
    also my second question is what do i type when it has the string Boot: and it wants me to enter a command i dono i am pretty good with computers but i am just used to the 2 click installation of xp/osx
    my third question is is there any post alredy that tell complete istalation steps for slackwarev10.0? i would be very thankfull if anyone helps me with my questions.

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    Slackware's website will have a guide to installing slackware. It's under the Install Help link on their nav bar. As for the boot disk, the CD that you burned should boot. If that you can't boot from CD, then you will need to make a boot floppy, but that's the only case.

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    well i just installed linux today and i got it from the 'slackware how to' thats in the first cd... its not already a .txt file so your gunna choose to open it with notepad or whatever you use....

    maybe ill make a little step by step thing since i had to write all the steps down since my printer wasnt working lol... but dont know yet but heres a link to a post at another forum that gives step by step installation instructions but its for slackware 9.1 but its pretty much the same thing...exept i think that is to install it by itself not aling side windows... but if you read the how to youll get a better idea of what you need to do... and it would be alot better than anything i can write... lol

    http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...?postid=311808

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    Well heres it is i know it kinda sucks i wrote it from the notes i wrote down so thats why but its very similiar to the HOWTO.

    This might be easier to read than the one bellow.

    http://members.cox.net/teamstp/Slack...impleHOWTO.htm

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    Installing Slackware Linux 10.0
    
    
    OK well this is gunna be a ver simple and straight foward 'tutorial' on how to install linux slackware 
    
    10.0. (This is intended to install along side another OS such as Windows)
    
    Its broken into 3 parts:
    
    1. Setting up partions for Slackware Linux
    2. Installing Slackware
    3. Starting Slackware
    
    
    
    1. Setting up partions for Slacware Linux
    
    
     First you need to restart your computer with the boot disk. This is Slackware Instalation Disk 1.
    
     When it asks you to type in a comand to boot you need to put in what kernel you want to use. The         
    
    default kernel is 'bare.i' and if your are going to be uing this one you can just press enter         
    
    without typing anything.
    	
    
    	boot: bare.i (or kenerl you are using)
    
    
     After this the kernel will load from the CD and take you to the log in prompt.
    
     To log into the system use the name of the superuser account.
    
    
    	root
    
    
     There is no password for this so you wont have to type one in.
    
    
     Now you need to create the partions for Linux.
    
     You would have had to resize your hdd before this to be able to partion a part of the hdd for linux. If  
    
     you have done this already then continue.
    
     First start up fidisk you need to choose witch hdd you want to partion on when launching fdisk.
    
    
    	 fdisk /dev/hda          (Repartition the first IDE hard drive)
    	 fdisk /dev/hdb          (Repartition the second IDE hard drive)
    	 fdisk /dev/sda          (Repartition the first SCSI hard drive)
    	 fdisk /dev/sdb          (Repartition the second SCSI hard drive)
    
    
     After starting fdisk you will get a command prompt. Be sure to fist check your existing partion to make  
    
    sure you will be able to make room for linux.
    
    
     	Command (m for help): p
    
     	Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1024 cylinders
    	 Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
    
    	    Device Boot  Start    End    Blocks   Id  System
    	 /dev/sda1    *      1    702   5638783+  4f    NTFS
    
    
     If the end number and the number of cylinders are the same like this:
    
    
    	 Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1024 cylinders
    	 Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
    
    	    Device Boot  Start    End    Blocks   Id  System
    	 /dev/sda1    *      1   1024   5638783+  4f    NTFS
    
    
     Then you will not be able to partion for linux. You will need to quit the installation and resize your  
    
    hdd.
    
     If not then using the expample 703-1024 is free for linux.
    
     Now you can start and create a primary partition.
    
    
    	Command (m for help): n
    	Command action
    	  e   extended
    	  p   primare partion (1-4)
    
    
    	Command (m for help): p
    	Partion number (1-4): 2
    
    
     Now linux will ask you were you wawnt to start the new partition. By default linux finds were the  
    
    partition before ends and gives you the cylinder right after to start accept this value by just pressing  
    
    enter. Now it will ask you how big you want to make the partition there are 4 ways of doing this. The  
    
    esiest for me is to type in the number of MB to do this you need to type in +sizeM (i.e. +2300M will   
    
    make it 2300MB big.
    
    
    	First cylinder (703-1024): 703
    	Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (33-92): +2300M
    
    
     This will create your primary Linux partition. (2300 MB big)
    
     Now you need to make a Linux swap partition. You do it the same way as before.
    
    
    
    	Command (m for help): n
    	Command action
    	  e   extended
    	  p   primare partion (1-4)
    
    
     Exept this time you choose primary partition 3
    
    
    	Command (m for help): p
    	Partion number (1-4): 3
    
    
     This would be the last partition you would need to make on the hdd you need to specify the cylinders  
    
    manually.
    
    
    	First cylinder (999-1024): 999
    	Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (999-1024): 1024
    
    
     You need to set the the type of partition to 82, witch is Linux swap. To set this do the following:
    
    
    	Command (m for help): t
    	Partion number (1-4): 3
    	Hex Code (type L to list codes): 82
    
    
     Now you done all you need to do is save the updated partition table information onto your hdd. Use 'p'  
    
    command to check and make sure you have made the partions correctly.
    
    
    	Command (m for help): p
    	Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 92 cylinders
    	Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
    
    	
    	   Device Boot   Start      End    Blocks   Id  System
    	/dev/sda1            1      702   5638783+  4f  NTFS
    	/dev/sda2          703      999   2385638   83  Linux
    	/dev/sda3          999     1024    200811   82  Linux swap
    
    
     If it looks good now you can write the data. Use the 'w' command for this. If you messed up or want to  
    
    exit wiout saving use the 'q' command.
    
    
    	Command (m for help): w
    
    
     Now your done making the partitions!
    
    
    
    2. Installing Slackware
    
     To start installing linux enter the command setup.
    
    
    	# setup
    
    
     Installaing involves running the following in this order: ADDSWAP, TARGET, SOURCE, SELECT, INSTALL,
     and CONFIGURE. You may run KEYMAP if not using a US keyboard.
    
     The rest is pretty much following the onscreen instructions. I strongly suggest making the bootdisks for 
    
     Slackware when you get to that option.
    
    
    
    3. Starting Slackware
    
     After finishing the installation and rebooting as told using the bootdisk that you created before in the 
    
     boot prompt you can just press enter. This will take you to the login prompt. You can login as root by  
    
    using the password that you created if you did change it during the installation.
    
    	
    	Welcome to Linux 2.4.20.
    
    	darkstar login: root
    	last login: Thur July 22 12:30:39 -0700 2000 on tty2.
    	Linux 2.4.20.
    	You have new mail.
    
    	darkstart: ~#
    
     After loggin in you can start the gui of linux but it is highly not recommmeded to use root as your  
    
    everyday log in. To add a new user use the command 'adduser'.
    
    
    	darkstar: ~#adduser
    
    
     Follow the instructions and when your finished making a new user you can log off root by using the  
    
    'exit' command.
    
    
    	darkstar: ~#exit
    
    
     Now login as the user you just made. To start linux in GUI you can use the command 'startx'.
    
    	#startx
    
    
     Now you are using linux! Altough you had since you booted up the first time.
    
    
     - ChriSTP
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Slackware is a registered trademark of Slackware Linux, Inc.
     Linux is a Registered Trademark of Linus Torvalds.
     All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyMan9700
    hey i just downloaded linux for the first time i downloaded slackware version 10.0 yay cant wait to stop using xp well anyways i checked on the site and it says i have to make a boot disk but when i put it in it boots to the prompt do i have to do anything
    also my second question is what do i type when it has the string Boot: and it wants me to enter a command i dono i am pretty good with computers but i am just used to the 2 click installation of xp/osx ...........
    Hi !

    I have the same problem. I use SCSI cdrom and SCSI HDD (adaptec) Can you tell me how to start installation of slackware ?

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    If I recall correctly, you just hit enter, or F1 or whatever,
    and the installation begins. I was pleasantly surprised
    to find that Slackware is very easy to install, even though it
    has a reputation of being a hard core "real man's" distro.

    One mistake we see a lot is for people to burn the ISO
    file to the disk as data, and choose "make a bootable disk"
    in their burning software. This makes a DOS bootable CD
    with an ISO file on it. Useless. Choose "burn as an image"
    or some such wording in your burning program.

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