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slackware:faq [2012/10/05 21:21 (UTC)]
alienbob Installation of packages takes only a few seconds?
slackware:faq [2012/10/11 19:38 (UTC)]
alienbob Wrong header level
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 Present contributors include [[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] (aka AlienBOB), Robby Workman (aka rworkman), Stuart Winter (aka MoZes), Eric Jan Tromp (aka alphageek), Alan Hicks, Mark Post, Fred Emmott, Vincent Batts, Heinz Wiesinger (aka pprkut) and several more. Present contributors include [[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] (aka AlienBOB), Robby Workman (aka rworkman), Stuart Winter (aka MoZes), Eric Jan Tromp (aka alphageek), Alan Hicks, Mark Post, Fred Emmott, Vincent Batts, Heinz Wiesinger (aka pprkut) and several more.
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 ==== What is this talk about stable and current versions? ==== ==== What is this talk about stable and current versions? ====
  
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 Read the [[slackware:​install|installation guide]]. Read the [[slackware:​install|installation guide]].
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 +==== During network installation I only see the "​A"​ package series ====
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 +You are attempting an installation of Slackware from a HTTP or FTP server. After entering the server'​s hostname and the Slackware package directory, you see the usual messages like "''​INITIALIZING PACKAGE TREE''",​ but then during the "''​PACKAGE SERIES SELECTION''",​ you can only select "''​A - BASE LINUX SYSTEM''"​. Where are all the other package series?
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 +You will experience this scenario when you are using a **32-bit** bootable installer image to install a **64-bit** Slackware from a webserver, or //vice versa// ((the other way round)): you attempt an installation of **32-bit** Slackware using a **64-bit** installation image.
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 +Solution: use the same architecture for the installer image and for the architecture of the Slackware release that you want to install from a webserver.
  
 ==== The package installation took 3 seconds and now what? ==== ==== The package installation took 3 seconds and now what? ====

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