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This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.
In fact, Slackware is one of the few distros still in existence from Linux’s early days, right along with Debian, Su SE, and Red Hat.
Because of this decision to keep things as UNIX-like as possible, Slackware has a reputation for being somewhat difficult to install and confusing to use.
After that you choose mouse type (default should be fine) and whether or not to include (recommended).
Network configuration in most situations can be left automatic with DHCP.
They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
If you’re looking to save on space, some of those can be removed without negatively affecting your installation.
While GRUB works well and includes some features that LILO does not, LILO handles all the essential tasks of a boot loader reliably with a proven track record.
Our example partitions are quite simple so we’ll proceed with the automatic.
Slackware has an installer built into the install DVD, which you can launch by typing As long as the partitioning has been done correctly, you’ll be taken to the opening screen of the installer.
The first thing we’ll do is set the target partition. There’s no right or wrong choice here, there are pros and cons to most of the filesystem options. When asked to choose the installation source, pick and let it scan for the drive.