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    Do I need to download all 6 CDs?

    If I want to install slackware, do I need to download all 6 CDs? Is there another way?

    I will be installing it on a older laptop and I need something modern and functional and yet faster than Xubuntu.




    " Order the latest version of Slackware Linux on CD-ROM (6 CDs in all), or the whole distribution on a single DVD from The Slackware Store."

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    Re: Do I need to download all 6 CDs?

    No. You can just download the ones you need.

    Alternatively, you can install SLAX. That only takes one small CD, but it definitely isn't conventional. If you're interested, read on:

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    If you're in the mood for a thrill, a fast (but rather dodgy) way of installing Slack is available. Download SLAX and install it:
    Quote:
    Quote Originally Posted by markds on the slax forums
    http://backtrack.serveftp.com/backtr...6-install.kmdr

    Its a kmdr script, so download it to where you want, say /usr/share/slax/, then run it using the following :

    /usr/bin/kmdr-executor /usr/share/slax/slax6-install.kmdr
    Ignore the portion on the "live" version install, use the "real" version install.
    Then install slapt-get (although slackpkg seems better, I haven't tried it with this, so do it at your own risk), sync with the Slackware repos, and upgrade. There will be some packages to reinstall using slapt-get (or maybe slackpkg), make sure you get everything on SLAX reinstalled.

    This is a rather nasty way of installing Slackware, and you should definitely do things normally to get a real taste, but I like this method because it's fast and doesn't require too much downloading.

    EDIT: A quick warning (I'm really enthusiastic about this, aren't I?): this isn't conventional, and you're on your own if you try it. I make no guarantees, and most Slack experts will just flame you for being dumb enough to try this.

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    Re: Do I need to download all 6 CDs?

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Do I need to download all 6 CDs?

    CD 1 to 3 will give you the whole base System and KDE.

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