Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Sep 2003 01:45 UTC
Slackware, Slax For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
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Installing Slackware RC
by McDaeMonD on Wed 24th Sep 2003 20:27 UTC

someone247356 :
1) Install Slackware 9.0 and then upgrade when 9.1 final is out.
2) Install Slackware 9.1 rc (something)
3) Wait until Slackware 9.1 final is out and install that
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you better don't use the iso from distro but make your own iso

To Make iso Read
http://..where_is_your_mirror../slackware-*****/isolinux/README.TXT

if you want to try slackware-9.0 just try and patche with packages from ..bla-bla-bla/slackware-9.0/patches/

and if you want upgrade your box just add swaret from /slackware-current/extra/ and upgrade or just download all packages with swaret or else and do
# /var/swaret/upgradepkg --install-new *tgz

WARNING" after upgradding lilo update your lilo by type /sbin/lilo or your boxs wont running and blamed slackware or linux for that :-)
and explore the gnome n kde find the crash if you can find :-) but if you don't like, you can remove GNOME or KDE packages from your slack, "the eazy way and clean ways".... just do

put your right finger on your nose and put the iso slackware on the cdrom drive than do

# mount /dev/cdrom
# removepkg /mnt/cdrom/slackware/GNOME/*tgz (or KDE)

than download dropline-gnome than you know what to do next to ordering the pizza :-)
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my strory:
upgrade 8.1 to 9.0 current that 9.0-final with this way, as fresh as slack-final from the oven (bonus+++ my enlightenment-slackpack just run fast than ever and more) (no enlighment at slack-9* :-( hick
but.... if i install fresh from 9.0-final my wireless-device got error (bug on slackware-9.0-kernel) because there no error i use kernel from 8.1 or compile kernel by my self
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problem with slackware .... hemmmm there's no suport or reserved firewall, advance routing, QOS or HTB,CBQ on the slackware kernel and no problem at wireless-tool or wireless device, not in 8.1 but 9.0 and 9.1 current with 2.4.22 kernel the problem is hemmm :'-( hick-hick

my point
x-desktop-default : 3.75/5
as server-default : 4/5
as router-default : 1.75/5
(no zebra,djbdns,cbq/htb,rc.firewall,snmp,qmail,no pam(is good :-))