2016/12/11 Slackware 14.2
This install was done on a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox 5.02) so it includes installing the VBox Guest Additions.
+boot the DVD +hit
+prepare the harddisk
+I used the blkid command to list all the disks but interestingly it did not list the harddisk only the CDROM
# blkid /dev/sr0: UUID="2016-06-30-18-21-58-24" LABLE="SlackDVD" TYPE="iso9660" PTUUID="5f274497" PTTYPE="dos"
+lets try fdisk
# fdisk -l
+after the 16 RAM disks we can see the harddisk is called /dev/sda
+Use fdisk to partition the disk. I am not using a swap partition so in my case I just used the entire disk as one partition.
# fdisk /dev/sda n - for new p - for primary 1 - for partition number <enter> - default first sector <enter> - default last sector w - for write
+now we run the setup program
+in my case I did not read HELP, or need to change the KEYMAP or use ADDSWAP
+select TARGET to start the install.
TARGET - <enter> to start Select Linux Installation partitiion - /dev/sda1 FORMAT - Format for quick format /dev/sda1 - picked this one ext4 - I always use Ext4 ADDING LINUX PARTITION TO /etc/fstab - <OK>
+and with that the disk is ready, on to installing the software
SOURCE MEDIA SELECTION - DVD <OK> SCANNING FOR DVD DRIVE - auto scan <OK> PACKAGE SERIES SELECTION - I de-selected a couple bits GNU Emacs - VIM forever!!! KDE - not my cup of tea TeX - no typesetting required SELECT PROMPTING MODE - select "full" and <OK>
+and wait for a bit whiile the software is installed
+now we have a few configuration prompts
MAKE USB FLASH BOOT - select "Skip" <OK> INSTALL LILO - select "simple" <OK> CONFIGURE LILO TO USE FRAME BUFFER CONSOLE - select "standard" <OK> OPTIONAL LILO kernal parameters - leave blank <OK> USE UTF-8 TEXT CONSOLES - safe answer <No> SELECT LILO DESTINATION - Install to Master Boot Record <OK> MOUSE CONFIGURITION - imps2 <OK> GMP CONFIGURATION - load gmp at boot <Yes> CONFIGURE NETWORK - <Yes> ENTER HOSTNAME - slackvm <OK> ENTER DOMAINNAME - lockett.ca <OK> CONFIGURE TYPE FOR - DHCP <OK> SET DHCP HOSTNAME - leave blank <OK> CONFIRM SETUP COMPLETE - <Yes> CONFIRM STARTUP SERVICES TO RUN - take the defaults, select <OK> CONSOLE FONT CONFIGURATION - take the default <No> HARDWARE CLOCK SET TO UTC - take the default NO <OK> TIMEZONE CONFIGURATION - in my case Canada/Atlantic <OK> SELECT DEFAULT WINDOW MANAGER - xinitrc.fluxbox <OK> NO ROOT PASSWORD - <Yes> to set a password SETUP COMPELETE - <OK>
+and the last step, select EXIT, remove the DVD and reboot
+enjoy your new Slackware
+update the software
# cd /etc/slackpkg # vi mirrors ..... uncomment your favorite mirror site # slackpkg update gpg # slackpkg update # slackpkg install-new # slackpkg upgrade-all
+need to add a regular user account using the "adduser" command # adduser
-user name: i.e. john -userid: <enter> for next available -initial group: <enter> for default of "users" -additional groups: <up arrow> to get default list audio cdroom floppy plugdev video power netdev lp scanner ... add wheel to the list audio cdroom floppy plugdev video power netdev lp scanner wheel -home directory: <enter> for default i.e. "/home/john" -shell: <enter> for default "/bin/bash" -expiry date: <enter> for never -new account review: <enter> to make the account .... Creating New Account -Other User Information Full Name : <enter> Room Number : <enter> Work Phone : <enter> Home Phone : <enter> Other : <enter> -and finally set the account password
And, with a startx you now have a very plain but working fluxbox setup.
If you are not using VirtualBox you can skip this step.
+I am useing VirtualBox 5.0.2 and it comes with VBox Guest Additions 5.04. I have found 5.0.4 did not support resizing the screen under my host OS (Linux Mint 17.2). I downloaded newer version 5.0.30 of Guest Additions at the Oracle website.
There were newer 5.1.x versions available, but my guess was that I should not mix 5.0 Virtual Box host with 5.1 Guest Additions.
+Insert the VBoxGuestAdditions_5.0.30.iso into the VMs CDROM. +find the name of the with the "blkid" command, in my case it was /dev/sr0 + mount the CD
# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom
+install the guest additions
# cd /mnt/cdrom # ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
+And, it fails, cannot find the headers for the current kernal. I forgot to reboot after the upgrade. +reboot, logon as root, mount CD to /mnt/cdrom, execute VBoxLinuxAdditions.run, watch the output to make sure there are no errors, and reboot
+Interestingly the screen resolution will not adjust when you resize the window like my other linux VMs. We have to adjust the resolution using xrandr. $ xrandr --output VGA-1 --mode 1750x960 $ xrandr --output VGA-1 --mode 1650x960 $ xrandr --output VGA-1 --mode 1280x960
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