Published January 15, 2000
by Premier Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||500|
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Brockmeier, Joe. Install, configure, and customize Slackware Linux. Roseville, Calif.: Prima Tech, © This book is designed to get you started with the Slackware Linux operating system. It's not meant to cover every single aspect of the distribution, but rather to show what it is capable of and give you a basic working knowledge of the system. As you gain experience with Slackware Linux, we hope you find this book to be a handy reference. Slackware is an excellent Linux distribution, but many people don’t use it due to how difficult it is to install. Due to how complicated the installation process is, we’ve decided to create a step-by-step walkthrough that will help you install Slackware Linux. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and .
In linux, its the trinity of commands “configure_make_make-install” which you use to install most programs. But before you do that, it is advisable to take a look at the “” file before proceeding because there might be some extra flags or commands one have to add to get it correct. Unlike other Linux distributions which boot you directly into a dedicated installer program, Slackware's installer drops you into a limited Linux distribution loaded into your system's RAM. This limited distribution is then used to run all the installation programs manually, or can be used in emergencies to fix a broken system that fails to boot. The first versions of the ss script relied on a configuration file /etc/rc.d/ for all of your wireless card's configuration. Starting with Slackware , it is also possible to use the generic configuration file /etc/rc.d/ to store wireless parameters. Support for WPA encryption (using wpa_supplicant) was also added, although it would take until Slackware. First, install Slackware Linux onto the first partition of the hard drive as described in Chapter 2, Installation. After Slackware has been installed, booted, and you've confirmed that everything works as expected, then reboot to the installer for the second OS.
The Slackware Linux installation program is a text-based, menu-driven program that's easy to use. After you have defined your partitions, exit fdisk and start the setup program by typing setup at the prompt. # setup. The setup program is quite easy to use and provides help throughout. Here's an explanation of what the various main menu options do. Slackware uses LILO which writes to the MBR, so you need to configure the disk as DOS with MBR and then create at least two partitions for swap (type 82) and linux system (type 83) and set the bootable flag on it, just like in the good old, bad old days. 1. First you need to install the PC with Slackware Linux. Follow my previous article on how to install Slackware in a computer. 2. Login to the Slackware Linux using root or super user! – open and edit the /etc/rc.d/ file to configure the IP address and gateway as follows. Network Setup. Setting up a network connection under Linux is easy with Slackware. You can use the configuration utilities or edit the files by hand. This page explains how to get connected to your network. User Administration. Adding and removing users is easy under Slackware.