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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RE: smooth partial install?
by Adi Wibowo on Wed 24th Sep 2003 21:30 UTC

Exactly how difficult is it to *not* do the "full installation"? I don't want Gnome/KDE, just icewm. Will the installer provide that smoothly?

What you need to install are apps under directory A for base install, N for network apps.
Then you can choose which packages to install to your need.

Install apps under directory X for X server.
Install apps undex directory XAP for window manager such as fluxbox, xfce, etc., and apps that run under X server like mozilla, xmms, etc.

Now about method of installation :
I suggest you choose "Menu" when asked how you want to install. By this kind of installation, all required apps (marked with "required") at every directories you choose above will be installed automatically, And you will be provided with a menu to choose which "optional" packages you want to install for that directory.