Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 14th Sep 2005 23:48 UTC, submitted by Paul Best
Slackware, Slax The latest release of Slackware, 10.2, was just released to the mirrors.
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install still a pain?
by Who is That on Thu 15th Sep 2005 00:38 UTC
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2005-07-02

Slack seriously needs to make the installer more streamlined.

blah to all the slack way stuff... I do not care about a GUI installer, but a debian sarge type of install would be good.

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RE: install still a pain?
by bonjour on Thu 15th Sep 2005 00:43 in reply to "install still a pain?"
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2005-07-12

imho, the slackware install is the easiest and least error prone way of getting a system up and running.

what's sarge like?

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RE: install still a pain?
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 00:52 in reply to "install still a pain?"
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Really? It seemed pretty straightforward the first time I used it. I don't really see how it is a pain. The last time I tried Debian the installation didn't seem all that disimilar, perhaps I'm mistaken.

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RE: install still a pain?
by orestes on Thu 15th Sep 2005 00:59 in reply to "install still a pain?"
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2005-07-06

As far as I'm concerned Slackware's installer is just about perfect the way it is.

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RE: install still a pain?
by Ethyriel on Thu 15th Sep 2005 01:49 in reply to "install still a pain?"
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2005-07-07

Oh come now, the Sarge installer is a usability mess! Partitioning and assigning filesystems is especially unintuitive, and the interface has all sorts of little niggles. If you want a better Slackware installer, look at Arch for an example. After a few installs, I'm in and out in 10 minutes.

The only other better installer I've seen is Libranet, and that's a completely different beast.

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RE[2]: install still a pain?
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 02:58 in reply to "RE: install still a pain?"
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? Arch...? I could of swore Arch wanted me to setup up my own config files. While granted I'm a power user and thats no biggie....easy???..I dunno about that

( If I'm thinking of the wrong distro, or they have changed it.....disrgard this rant ;P )

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RE: install still a pain?
by emmanuelnm on Thu 15th Sep 2005 02:03 in reply to "install still a pain?"
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2005-07-11

I have tried the Sarge installer and I don't agree with you, I think that the slackware installer is great, I never get lost. The partition step in Debian Sarge is very tedious, I prefer the slackware installer.

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RE: install still a pain?
by johnp on Sun 18th Sep 2005 18:13 in reply to "install still a pain?"
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2005-09-18

I've been using slackware for a few years now and the installation is the easiest part.

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