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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted June 29, 2005 15:52      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm storing a lot of my older computer stuff at my moms house and I think it's there but she is about 260 miles away. So I'm downloading slackware. I've never used slackware but I got this older notbook for free (Can't pass up a free computer) it has a PII in it running at about 360Mhz and 128Mb ram so I Fdisked the thing (I can't stand windows) and was looking for my Disks for SuSE and couldn't find them. I had it running on a Cyrix 133Mhz and 64Mb ram so thought it should work fine on this but couldn't find them. So is there anything special I should know about Slackware that will be different from my SuSE?

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Icon 1 posted June 29, 2005 21:41            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Slackware uses a completely different packaging system from SuSE. It also uses a different init layout, among other things.

If you can't get SuSE back, try and get your hands on some Fedora Core CDs. It's also different from SuSE, but it's closer to SuSE than Slack is.

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Icon 1 posted June 30, 2005 03:55      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mac D________________If you can get your hands on a copy of Ubunto it may be for you. One CD and an internet connection, at dialup speeds it took about six hours forty five minutes from the CD and the rest from the file server. I have found it easy to use and have yet to cause a kernal panic. I set mine up as three users, the first is admin, or root, then my self and then my wife. I also use Marv's hamshack hack a form of Knoppix, it is a stripped down Linux that has many Ham programs and very few general purpose apps.


I just remembered that this lady has some distro's that you may be interested in
http://mpeters.us/linux/

Good luck

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