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 Slackware Linux CD-ROM Installation HOWTO Slackware Linux CD-ROM Installation HOWTO
-Patrick Volkerding <​volkerdi@slackware.com>​+Patrick Volkerding <​volkerdi ​AT slackware.com>​
 v13.1, 2010-05-18 v13.1, 2010-05-18
  
 This document covers installation of the Slackware(R) distribution of the This document covers installation of the Slackware(R) distribution of the
 Linux operating system from the Slackware CD-ROM. Linux operating system from the Slackware CD-ROM.
-  ______________________________________________________________________ 
  
  
-  Table of Contents+===== 1.  Introduction =====
  
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-  1. Introduction 
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-     1.1 Sources of documentation 
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-  2. Hardware requirements 
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-  3. Slackware Space Requirements 
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-     3.1 Preparing a Partition for Slackware 
-     3.2 Booting the Slackware CD-ROM 
-     3.3 Using Linux fdisk to create Linux partitions 
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-  4. Installing the Slackware distribution 
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-     4.1 The ADDSWAP option 
-     4.2 The TARGET option 
-     4.3 The SOURCE option 
-     4.4 The SELECT option 
-     4.5 The INSTALL option 
-     4.6 The CONFIGURE option 
-     4.7 LILO 
-     4.8 Networking 
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-  5. Booting the installed Slackware system 
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-  6. Post-installation configuration 
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-     6.1 /​etc/​rc.d/​rc.modules 
-     6.2 Configuring the X Window System 
-     6.3 Hardware acceleration with X 
-     6.4 User Accounts 
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-  7. For more information 
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-  8. Trademarks 
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-  ______________________________________________________________________ 
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-1.  Introduction 
  
 Linux is a multiuser, multitasking operating system that was developed by Linux is a multiuser, multitasking operating system that was developed by
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-1.1.  Sources of Documentation+==== 1.1.  Sources of Documentation ​==== 
  
 If you're new to Slackware, you'll be happy to know there is a *lot* of If you're new to Slackware, you'll be happy to know there is a *lot* of
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-2.  Hardware Requirements+===== 2.  Hardware Requirements ​===== 
  
 Most PC hardware will work fine with Slackware, but some Plug-and-Play Most PC hardware will work fine with Slackware, but some Plug-and-Play
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-3.  Slackware Space Requirements+===== 3.  Slackware Space Requirements ​===== 
  
 Slackware divides the installable software into categories. ​ (in the old Slackware divides the installable software into categories. ​ (in the old
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 of drive space needed to install the entire set: of drive space needed to install the entire set:
  
-      A  The base Slackware system. ​ (310 MB) +  *       A  The base Slackware system. ​ (310 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-     ​AP  Linux applications. ​ (290 MB) +  ​* ​     ​AP  Linux applications. ​ (290 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      D  Program development tools. ​ (600 MB) +  ​* ​      D  Program development tools. ​ (600 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      E  GNU Emacs. ​ (100 MB) +  ​* ​      E  GNU Emacs. ​ (100 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      F  FAQs and HOWTOs for common tasks. ​ (35 MB) +  ​* ​      F  FAQs and HOWTOs for common tasks. ​ (35 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      K  Linux 2.6.33.4 kernel source. ​ (445 MB) +  ​* ​      K  Linux 2.6.33.4 kernel source. ​ (445 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-    KDE  The KDE desktop environment and applications. ​ (925 MB) +  ​* ​    KDE  The KDE desktop environment and applications. ​ (925 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-   ​KDEI  Language support for KDE.  (800 MB) +  ​* ​   ​KDEI  Language support for KDE.  (800 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      L  System libraries. ​ (950 MB) +  ​* ​      L  System libraries. ​ (950 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      N  Networking applications and utilities. ​ (325 MB) +  ​* ​      N  Networking applications and utilities. ​ (325 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      T  TeX typesetting language. ​ (285 MB) +  ​* ​      T  TeX typesetting language. ​ (285 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-    TCL  Tcl/Tk/TclX scripting languages and tools. ​ (15 MB) +  ​* ​    TCL  Tcl/Tk/TclX scripting languages and tools. ​ (15 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      X  X Window System graphical user interface. ​ (300 MB) +  ​* ​      X  X Window System graphical user interface. ​ (300 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-    XAP  Applications for the X Window System. ​ (490 MB) +  ​* ​    XAP  Applications for the X Window System. ​ (490 MB) 
- +  ​* ​ 
-      Y  Classic text-based BSD games. ​ (6 MB)+  ​* ​      Y  Classic text-based BSD games. ​ (6 MB)
  
 If you have the disk space, we encourage you to do a full installation for If you have the disk space, we encourage you to do a full installation for
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-3.1  Preparing a Partition for Slackware+==== 3.1  Preparing a Partition for Slackware ​==== 
  
 If you plan to install Slackware onto its own hard drive partition If you plan to install Slackware onto its own hard drive partition
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-3.2  Booting the Slackware CD-ROM+==== 3.2  Booting the Slackware CD-ROM ​==== 
  
 If your machine has a bootable CD-ROM drive (you may need to configure If your machine has a bootable CD-ROM drive (you may need to configure
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-3.3  Using Linux fdisk to create Linux partitions+==== 3.3  Using Linux fdisk to create Linux partitions ​==== 
  
 At this point, you should have a large chunk of unpartitioned space on At this point, you should have a large chunk of unpartitioned space on
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-4.0  Installing the Slackware distribution+===== 4.0  Installing the Slackware distribution ​===== 
  
 Now that you have one or more Linux partitions, you are now ready to begin Now that you have one or more Linux partitions, you are now ready to begin
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-4.1 The ADDSWAP option:+==== 4.1 The ADDSWAP option: ​==== 
  
 First, we select the ADDSWAP option. ​ The system will scan for partitions First, we select the ADDSWAP option. ​ The system will scan for partitions
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-4.2 The TARGET option:+==== 4.2 The TARGET option: ​==== 
  
 The next option on the setup menu is TARGET. ​ This lets you select which The next option on the setup menu is TARGET. ​ This lets you select which
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-4.3 The SOURCE option:+==== 4.3 The SOURCE option: ​==== 
  
 The next menu option is SOURCE, where you select the source from which to The next menu option is SOURCE, where you select the source from which to
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-4.4 The SELECT option:+==== 4.4 The SELECT option: ​==== 
  
 The SELECT option lets you select software to install. The SELECT option lets you select software to install.
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-4.5 The INSTALL option:+==== 4.5 The INSTALL option: ​==== 
  
 This option actually installs the selected packages to the hard drive. This option actually installs the selected packages to the hard drive.
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-4.6 The CONFIGURE option:+==== 4.6 The CONFIGURE option: ​==== 
  
 The setup'​s CONFIGURE option does the basic configuration your system The setup'​s CONFIGURE option does the basic configuration your system
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-4.7 LILO+==== 4.7 LILO ==== 
  
 LILO is the Linux Loader, a program that allows you to boot Linux (and LILO is the Linux Loader, a program that allows you to boot Linux (and
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-4.8 Networking+==== 4.8 Networking ​==== 
  
 Another configuration menu allows you to configure your machine'​s Another configuration menu allows you to configure your machine'​s
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-5. Booting the installed Slackware system+===== 5. Booting the installed Slackware system ​===== 
  
 If you've installed LILO, make sure you don't have a disk in your floppy If you've installed LILO, make sure you don't have a disk in your floppy
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         darkstar: ~#         darkstar: ~#
  
 +===== 6. Post-installation configuration =====
  
-6. Post-installation configuration 
  
 Once the system is running, most of the work is complete. ​ However, there Once the system is running, most of the work is complete. ​ However, there
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 important of these in this section. important of these in this section.
  
-6.1 /​etc/​rc.d/​rc.modules+==== 6.1 /​etc/​rc.d/​rc.modules ​==== 
  
 This file contains a list of Linux kernel modules. ​ A kernel module is This file contains a list of Linux kernel modules. ​ A kernel module is
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-6.2 Configuring the X Window System+===== 6.2 Configuring the X Window System ​===== 
 + 
  
 Configuring X can be a complex task.  The reason for this is the vast Configuring X can be a complex task.  The reason for this is the vast
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-6.3 Hardware acceleration with X+==== 6.3 Hardware acceleration with X ==== 
  
 If you've used xorgsetup or X -configure to configure for your card, and If you've used xorgsetup or X -configure to configure for your card, and
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-6.4 User Accounts+==== 6.4 User Accounts ​==== 
  
 You should make a user account for yourself. ​ Using "​root"​ as your You should make a user account for yourself. ​ Using "​root"​ as your
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-7. For more information+===== 7. For more information ​===== 
  
 For more information,​ visit our web site at http://​www.slackware.com For more information,​ visit our web site at http://​www.slackware.com
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         General Hotline: ​ volkerdi@slackware.com         General Hotline: ​ volkerdi@slackware.com
  
 +===== 8. Trademarks =====
  
-8. Trademarks 
  
 Slackware is a registered trademark of Slackware Linux, Inc. Slackware is a registered trademark of Slackware Linux, Inc.

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