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    Slackware 11.0 is released!

    I've been running current for a few weeks. Its nice. Very nice.

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    I'll be downloading it once I get home in the morning...
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    Ok, I installed slackware 11 onto my external usb hard drive. Now I need to know how to add it to Debian's grub list.

    First time using something other than IDE hard drives so what do I add to the current grub to boot slackware? Slackware still uses Lilo, which I added to the root partition of /dev/sda2...

    The usb drive has two partitions

    /dev/sda1, which is a fat32 partition

    /dev/sda2, which has slackware 11 installed.

    Thnx.
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    I added this to debian's grub and rebooted but got an error message about not finding the root device. I forget the exact message but will try again later and post it.

    title Slackware 11 Linux (on /dev/sda2)
    root (hd1,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz
    savedefault
    boot

    Any ideas on how to get this to work?

    Thnx.
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    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=472451

    Hopefully that will be able to help you.

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    well, CP

    How is the new slackware? I havent been around linux for a while but when i do use it i use slack 10.

    Is it worth it to download and use or should i just keep 10?

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    I like it.

    Honestly, I cant tell much difference between this a 10.2. I immediately installed the 2.6 kernel, and I'm running the CVS version of enlightenment. Its stable, fast, and does everything I need.

    Install is as simple and easy as always. X works with no issues. Dropline is available if you're a Gnome user, and KDE is included.

    All in all, I like it. But to be perfectly honest, I'm just a lazy user, who doesn't really look too much into the underlying system. I don't use Slack for any reason other than its simple, and I don't have to waste my time fighting through systems designed to make things "easier"

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    I'm thinking about downloading it when I get back next month. I will probably put it on my HP laptop. We'll see how that goes.

    I guess I'm getting back to the point where I much prefer simplicity over "simplifying". While I love Ubuntu, Slack still holds a special place in my heart. I guess it comes from having moved from "easy to install" versions of Linux (Corel, Mandrake, Caldera, Redhat) to so-called "hard to install" versions like Debian or Slack. I really love how easy it is to install just what you want instead of all the extra crap that gets added. Years ago I wouldn't think twice about installing an easy distro. Then I went the other way with Slack and Debian. Then I discovered the ease of use that is Ubuntu. Now I might just be swinging back to the other end of the spectrum. Who knows?

    Anyone else moving back to Slack after one of the other "easy" versions?
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    Thats exactly the reason I went back to Slack Stryder.

    I was using Ubuntu, and I wanted to trim down my install a little. Remove Gnome, run fluxbox. Just a nice, clean simple install. I found I couldn't remove half of the software I didn't want to use, because one or another vital parts of the system depended on some obscure thing I never needed.

    I realise that Ubuntu and these other "easy" distro's are really just designed for users who want them to work, and not for someone who wants to do a little tweaking, which is why I'm back where I am now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryder144 View Post
    I'm thinking about downloading it when I get back next month. I will probably put it on my HP laptop. We'll see how that goes.

    I guess I'm getting back to the point where I much prefer simplicity over "simplifying". While I love Ubuntu, Slack still holds a special place in my heart. I guess it comes from having moved from "easy to install" versions of Linux (Corel, Mandrake, Caldera, Redhat) to so-called "hard to install" versions like Debian or Slack. I really love how easy it is to install just what you want instead of all the extra crap that gets added. Years ago I wouldn't think twice about installing an easy distro. Then I went the other way with Slack and Debian. Then I discovered the ease of use that is Ubuntu. Now I might just be swinging back to the other end of the spectrum. Who knows?

    Anyone else moving back to Slack after one of the other "easy" versions?

    I started off with redhat. Then i went to mandrake and used that for a while but when slackware 9 came out i used that then i upgraded to 10, i just wanted to make sure they didnt go and make an Ubuntu style os. I dont think slackware was hard to install, it may not be as easy as say Mandrake 10 but it's not debain!!

    I'm just getting back into using Linux after a long lay off of using the computer all together.

    Thanks for the interesting reads guys

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