A Slackware installation
This is a transcript of a Slackware installation following the
directions in the README provided in the Slackware installation kit.
This is fairly old, but
has run the install under UML with Slackware 8.0 and put a page of
First, the main console:
~/linux/2.3.26/um 1003: dd if=/dev/zero of=root_fs_slackware bs=$((1024*1024))\
100+0 records in
100+0 records out
~/linux/2.3.26/um 1004: linux ubd0=../distros/slackware_7.0/inst_fs_slackware_7_0 \
ubd1=root_fs_slackware ubd2r=/dev/cdrom devfs=nomount rw no-xterm
tracing thread pid = 14162
Linux version 2.4.0-test7-1um (email@example.com) (gcc version \
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Thu Aug 31 11:06:09 \
On node 0 totalpages: 4096
zone(0): 0 pages.
zone(1): 4096 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: ubd0=../distros/slackware_7.0/inst_fs_slackware_7_0 \
ubd1=root_fs_slackware ubd2r=/dev/cdrom devfs=nomount rw no-xterm \
Calibrating delay loop... 444.33 BogoMIPS
Memory: 16116k available
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 1024)
Starting kswapd v1.7
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: registered device at major 7
loop: enabling 8 loop devices
User-mode Linux network interface 0.005 (eth0)
User-mode Linux network interface 0.005 (eth1)
User-mode Linux network interface 0.005 (eth2)
User-mode Linux network interface 0.005 (eth3)
Initializing stdio console driver
Initializing software serial port version 0
serial line 0 assigned pty /dev/ptyp1
ssl receive thread is pid 14168
devfs: v0.102 (20000622) Richard Gooch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
devfs: devfs_debug: 0x0
devfs: boot_options: 0x2
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
INIT: version 2.76 booting
none on /proc type proc (rw)
Virtual console #4 opened on /dev/ptyp2
INIT: Entering runlevel: 4
Then, over to one of the virtual consoles:
Welcome to the Slackware Linux installation disk! (version 7.0.0-text)
###### IMPORTANT! READ THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY. ######
- You will need one or more partitions of type 'Linux native' prepared. It is
also recommended that you create a swap partition (type 'Linux swap') prior
to installation. For more information, run 'setup' and read the help file.
- If you're having problems that you think might be related to low memory (this
is possible on machines with 8 or less megabytes of system memory), you can
try activating a swap partition before you run setup. After making a swap
partition (type 82) with cfdisk or fdisk, activate it like this:
mkswap /dev/<partition> ; swapon /dev/<partition>
- Once you have prepared the disk partitions for Linux, type 'setup' to begin
the installation process.
You may now login as 'root'.
slackware login: root
If you're upgrading an existing Slackware system, you might want to
remove old packages before you run 'setup' to install the new ones. If
you don't, your system will still work but there might be some old files
left laying around on your drive.
Just mount your Linux partitions under /mnt and type 'pkgtool'. If you
don't know how to mount your partitions, type 'pkgtool' and it will tell
you how it's done.
To partition your hard drive(s), use 'cfdisk' or 'fdisk'.
To activate PCMCIA/Cardbus devices needed for installation, type 'pcmcia'.
To activate network devices needed for installation, type 'network'.
To start the main installation, type 'setup'.
# mke2fs /dev/ubd1
mke2fs 1.15, 18-Jul-1999 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
OS type: Linux
Block size=1024 (log=0)
Fragment size=1024 (log=0)
25688 inodes, 102400 blocks
5120 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=1
13 block groups
8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group
1976 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
8193, 24577, 40961, 57345, 73729,
Writing inode tables: done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
# fdisk /dev/ubd1
Device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun or SGI disklabel
Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only,
until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous
content won't be recoverable.
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 25600.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): o
Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only,
until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous
content won't be recoverable.
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 25600.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): n
p primary partition (1-4)
Partition number (1-4): 1
First cylinder (1-25600, default 1):
Using default value 1
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-25600, default 25600):
Using default value 25600
Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
WARNING: If you have created or modified any DOS 6.x
partitions, please see the fdisk manual page for additional
Welcome to Slackware Linux Setup (v. 7.0.0-text)
Linux supports many different keyboard configurations. If you are not
using a US keyboard, you will probably want to remap your keyboard.
Would you like to remap your keyboard?
1 - yes
2 - no
Your choice (1/2)? 2
You have not created a swap partition with Linux fdisk.
Do you want to continue without a swapfile ([y]es, [n]o)? y
The following partition is available for Linux:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 25600 52428784 83 Linux native
If this is the root partition of an existing Linux system, you
may add more software to the existing system, or you may
reformat the partition and install from scratch.
Would you like to [a]dd more software, or [i]nstall from scratch? i
Since you've chosen to install Linux from scratch, we want to be
sure you know how to proceed, and we also want to give you one last
chance to change your mind. When using this option, you must install
to a blank partition. If you have not already formatted it manually
then you must format it when prompted.
Enter [i] again to install from scratch, or [a] to add
software to your existing system.
Install fresh, or add software to your current system? ([i]nstall, [a]dd)? i
If this partition has not been formatted, you should format it.
Would you like to format this partition ([y]es, [n]o, [c]heck sectors too)? n
Mounting your new root partition:
Root partition mounted.
Installing all software on /dev/hdb1.
SOURCE MEDIA SELECTION
1 -- Install from a hard drive partition.
2 -- Install from floppy disks.
3 -- Install via NFS.
4 -- Install from a pre-mounted directory.
5 -- Install from CD-ROM.
From which source will you be installing Linux (1/2/3/4/5)? 5
INSTALLING FROM SLACKWARE CD-ROM
What type of CD-ROM drive do you have?
1 -- Works with most ATAPI/IDE CD drives (/dev/hd*)
2 -- SCSI (/dev/scd0 or /dev/scd1)
3 -- Sony CDU31A/CDU33A (/dev/sonycd)
4 -- Sony 531/535 (/dev/cdu535)
5 -- Mitsumi (proprietary interface, not IDE) (/dev/mcd)
6 -- New Mitsumi (also not IDE) (/dev/mcdx0)
7 -- Sound Blaster Pro/Panasonic (/dev/sbpcd)
8 -- Aztech/Orchid/Okano/Wearnes (/dev/aztcd)
9 -- Phillips and some ProAudioSpectrum16 (/dev/cm206cd)
10 -- Goldstar R420 (/dev/gscd)
11 -- Optics Storage 8000 (/dev/optcd)
12 -- Sanyo CDR-H94 + ISP16 soundcard (/dev/sjcd)
13 -- Try to scan for your CD drive
CD-ROM type (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)? 1
SELECT IDE DEVICE
Enter the device name that represents your IDE CD-ROM drive.
This will probably be one of these (in the order of most to least
likely): /dev/hdb /dev/hdc /dev/hdd /dev/hde /dev/hdf /dev/hdg
Enter device name: /dev/ubd2
CHOOSE YOUR INSTALLATION METHOD
With Slackware, you can run most of the system from the CD-ROM if you're
short of drive space or if you just want to test Linux without going
through a complete installation.
slakware Normal installation to hard drive
slaktest Link /usr->/cdrom/live/usr to run mostly from CD-ROM
Which type of installation do you want (slakware or slaktest)? slakware
These series of packages (and possibly more) are available:
A - Base Linux system
AP - Various applications that do not need X
D - Program Development (C, C++, Kernel source, Lisp, Perl, etc.)
DES - crypt() add-on
E - GNU Emacs
F - FAQ lists
GTK - GTK+ apps and libs (including GNOME)
K - Linux kernel source
KDE - Qt and KDE (the K Desktop Environment)
N - Networking (TCP/IP, UUCP, Mail)
T - TeX
TCL - Tcl/Tk/TclX, Tcl language, and Tk toolkit for developing X apps
X - XFree86 Base X Window System
XAP - X Window Applications
XD - XFree86 X11 server development system
XV - XView (OpenLook [virtual] Window Manager, apps)
Y - Games (that do not require X)
Specify which software series you wish to install on the prompt below. For
example, to install the base system, X, and KDE, you'd enter: a kde x
To install all of the available catagories, just hit enter here.
Which software sets do you want to install? a ap
Next, software packages are going to be transfered on to your hard drive.
If you use PROMPT mode, required packages are installed automatically, but
you'll be asked if you want other packages before they are installed. If you
have enough hard drive space reserved, it's much faster to NOT use PROMPT mode.
When you don't use PROMPT mode, the install program automatically installs
everything from the software series you have selected.
The package defaults are user definable -- you may set any package to be added
or skipped automatically by editing your choices into a file called TAGFILE
that will be found on the first disk of each series. There will also be a
copy of the original tagfile called TAGFILE.ORG available in case you want
to restore the default settings. The tagfile contains all the instructions
needed to completely automate your installation.
NOTE: Software may be added to your system after the initial installation.
A copy of setup will be placed in your /sbin directory. Just type 'setup' to
add software to your system. Another script, PKGTOOL, may be used to add
software packages from the current directory, or to cleanly remove packages
that you want uninstalled.
Do you want to use (slow) PROMPT mode (y/n)? n
PROMPT mode not selected.
Installing all the packages in each selected series.
--- Installing disk series ==>a<==
Auto-installing package ==>aaa_base<== Priority: [required]
aaa_base: Basic Linux filesystem package.
aaa_base: Sets up the empty directory tree for Slackware and adds an email to
aaa_base: root's mailbox welcoming them to Linux. :) This package should be
aaa_base: installed first, and never uninstalled.
Size: Compressed: 6K, uncompressed: 90K.
Installing package aaa_base...
Executing installation script for package aaa_base...
Done installing package aaa_base.
Auto-installing package ==>aoutlibs<== Priority: [required]
aoutlibs: a.out (libc4) shared libraries
aoutlibs: These shared libraries provide support for running Linux binaries
aoutlibs: compiled in the now obsolete a.out binary format. These libraries
aoutlibs: can be found in /usr/i386-slackware-linux-gnuaout/lib.
aoutlibs: Adds crt0.o, libvga.so.1.2.9, libdb.so.1.85.1, libc.so.4.7.6,
aoutlibs: libcurses.so.0.1.2, libm.so.4.6.27.
Size: Compressed: 311K, uncompressed: 1030K.
Installing package aoutlibs...
Executing installation script for package aoutlibs...
Done installing package aoutlibs.
Auto-installing package ==>bash<== Priority: [required]
bash: GNU bash-2.03
bash: The GNU Bourne-Again SHell. Bash is a sh-compatible command
bash: interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input or
bash: from a file. Bash also incorporates useful features from the Korn
bash: and C shells (ksh and csh). Bash is ultimately intended to be a
bash: conformant implementation of the IEEE Posix Shell and Tools
bash: specification (IEEE Working Group 1003.2).
bash: Bash must be present for the system to boot properly.
Size: Compressed: 380K, uncompressed: 680K.
Installing package bash...
Executing installation script for package bash...
Done installing package bash.
Auto-installing package ==>bash1<== Priority: [recommended]
bash1: GNU bash-1.14.7
bash1: The GNU Bourne-Again SHell. Bash is a sh-compatible command language
bash1: interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input or
bash1: from a file. Bash also incorporates useful features from the Korn
bash1: and C shells (ksh and csh). Bash is ultimately intended to be a
bash1: conformant implementation of the IEEE Posix Shell and Tools
bash1: specification (IEEE Working Group 1003.2).
bash1: Some older scripts may need /bin/bash1 instead of /bin/bash.
Size: Compressed: 238K, uncompressed: 450K.
Installing package bash1...
Executing installation script for package bash1...
Done installing package bash1.
Auto-installing package ==>bzip2<== Priority: [required]
bzip2: bzip2 version 0.9.0c (a block-sorting file compressor)
bzip2: Bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block sorting text
bzip2: compression algorithm, and Huffman coding. Compression is generally
bzip2: considerably better than that achieved by more conventional
bzip2: LZ77/LZ78-based compressors, and approaches the performance of the PPM
bzip2: family of statistical compressors.
bzip2: Julian Seward <email@example.com> is the author of bzip2.
Size: Compressed: 87K, uncompressed: 260K.
Installing package bzip2...
Executing installation script for package bzip2...
Done installing package bzip2.
Auto-installing package ==>cpio<== Priority: [required]
cpio: The GNU cpio backup and archiving utility v. 2.4.2
cpio: This is GNU cpio, a program to manage archives of files. This package
cpio: also includes mt, a tape drive control program. cpio copies files into
cpio: or out of a cpio or tar archive, which is a file that contains other
cpio: files plus information about them, such as their pathname, owner,
cpio: timestamps, and access permissions. The archive can be another file on
cpio: the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe.
Size: Compressed: 72K, uncompressed: 200K.
Installing package cpio...
Executing installation script for package cpio...
Done installing package cpio.
Auto-installing package ==>devs<== Priority: [required]
devs: Device files
devs: This package creates special files in the /dev directory that
devs: represent your system's hardware.
Size: Compressed: 57K, uncompressed: 1950K.
Installing package devs...
Executing installation script for package devs...
Done installing package devs.
Auto-installing package ==>find<== Priority: [required]
find: GNU findutils-4.1
find: This package contains the GNU find, xargs, and locate programs.
find: find and xargs comply with POSIX 1003.2. They also support some
find: additional options, some borrowed from Unix and some unique to GNU.
Size: Compressed: 80K, uncompressed: 150K.
Installing package find...
Done installing package find.
Auto-installing package ==>getty<== Priority: [optional]
getty: getty_ps 2.0.7j
getty: /sbin/getty and /sbin/uugetty.
getty: These control the process of logging into your system, and may be used
getty: instead of 'agetty', which is the default getty included with the
getty: util-linux package. getty_ps supports a number of enhancements such as
getty: ringback support.
Size: Compressed: 59K, uncompressed: 150K.
Installing package getty...
Done installing package getty.
Auto-installing package ==>bin<== Priority: [required]
bin: Binaries that go in /bin and /usr/bin.
bin: Various required utilities and programs, such as:
bin: apmd_3.0beta8-1, asapm-2.2, at-3.1.7, banners, bpe, compress,
bin: dcron-2.3.3, ed-0.2, eject_1.5-5, file_3.27-4, gawk-3.0.4,
bin: hdparm-3.5, indent-2.2.0, lha-1.00, makewhatis, mkdosfs-0.4,
bin: patch-2.5.3, rpm2targz, sed-3.02, sharutils-4.2c, splitvt-1.6.3,
bin: time-1.7, todos, unarj230, zoo-2.10.
Size: Compressed: 971K, uncompressed: 1960K.
Installing package bin...
Executing installation script for package bin...
Done installing package bin.
Auto-installing package ==>e2fsprog<== Priority: [required]
e2fsprog: Utilities needed to create and maintain ext2 filesystems under Linux.
e2fsprog: Included in this package are: chattr, lsattr, mke2fs, mklost+found,
e2fsprog: tune2fs, fsck, e2fsck, e2label, debugfs, dumpe2fs, and badblocks.
e2fsprog: These utilities were written by Remy Card (the developer and
e2fsprog: maintainer of the ext2 fs) and Theodore T'so.
Size: Compressed: 234K, uncompressed: 650K.
Installing package e2fsprog...
Executing installation script for package e2fsprog...
Done installing package e2fsprog.
Auto-installing package ==>gzip<== Priority: [required]
gzip: GNU zip compression utilities. (v. 1.2.4a)
gzip: Gzip reduces the size of the named files using Lempel-Ziv coding
gzip: (LZ77). Whenever possible, each file is replaced by one with the
gzip: extension .gz, while keeping the same ownership modes, access and
gzip: modification times.
Size: Compressed: 51K, uncompressed: 100K.
Installing package gzip...
Executing installation script for package gzip...
Done installing package gzip.
Auto-installing package ==>less<== Priority: [required]
less: Less is a paginator similar to more (1), but which allows backward
less: movement in the file as well as forward movement. Also, less does not
less: have to read the entire input file before starting, so with large
less: input files it starts up faster than text editors like vi (1).
less: Less was written by Mark Nudelman.
Size: Compressed: 67K, uncompressed: 140K.
Installing package less...
Done installing package less.
Auto-installing package ==>cxxlibs<== Priority: [required]
cxxlibs: C++ shared libraries
cxxlibs: This package contains the shared libraries needed to run dynamically
cxxlibs: linked C++ binaries.
cxxlibs: Includes libstdc++.so.188.8.131.52,
Size: Compressed: 392K, uncompressed: 1250K.
Installing package cxxlibs...
Executing installation script for package cxxlibs...
Done installing package cxxlibs.
Auto-installing package ==>elflibs<== Priority: [required]
elflibs: Assorted ELF shared libraries
elflibs: This is a collection of shared libraries needed to run Linux code in
elflibs: the ELF binary format. ELF (Executable and Linking Format) is the
elflibs: standard Linux binary format. These libraries are gathered from
elflibs: packages outside of the A series, and are intended to give a fairly
elflibs: complete set of runtime ELF libraries when added to the glibcso
elflibs: package (also in the A series). If you're doing a full installation,
elflibs: these libraries are redundant, but installing them doesn't hurt.
Size: Compressed: 734K, uncompressed: 1790K.
Installing package elflibs...
Executing installation script for package elflibs...
Done installing package elflibs.
Auto-installing package ==>gpm<== Priority: [recommended]
gpm: The general purpose mouse server, or gpm, allows you to use the mouse
gpm: to cut and paste text from the screen. It also acts as a mouse
gpm: server for applications running on the Linux console, such as the
gpm: Midnight Commander file manager and dialog.
gpm: NOTE: This program may cause problems when you start X on systems
gpm: that do not use a serial mouse. If you get an 'unable to open mouse
gpm: device' error from X, disable /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm.
Size: Compressed: 196K, uncompressed: 500K.
Installing package gpm...
Executing installation script for package gpm...
Done installing package gpm.
Auto-installing package ==>elvis<== Priority: [required]
elvis: Elvis is a text editor. It is intended to be a modern replacement
elvis: for the classic ex/vi editor of UNIX fame. Elvis supports many new
elvis: features, including multiple edit buffers, multiple windows, and a
elvis: variety of display modes.
elvis: As elvis is Slackware's default vi, this is a required package.
Size: Compressed: 472K, uncompressed: 1330K.
Installing package elvis...
Executing installation script for package elvis...
Done installing package elvis.
Auto-installing package ==>etc<== Priority: [required]
etc: /etc configuration files
etc: System configuration files. The /etc directory is traditionally the
etc: location where configuration files are found.
Size: Compressed: 212K, uncompressed: 670K.
Installing package etc...
Executing installation script for package etc...
Done installing package etc.
Auto-installing package ==>fileutls<== Priority: [required]
fileutls: These are the GNU file management utilities. Most of these programs
fileutls: have significant advantages over their Unix counterparts, such as
fileutls: greater speed, additional options, and fewer arbitrary limits.
fileutls: These utilities are included:
fileutls: chgrp chmod chown cp dd df dircolors du ginstall ln ls
fileutls: mkdir mkfifo mknod mv rm rmdir sync touch
Size: Compressed: 404K, uncompressed: 1180K.
Installing package fileutls...
Executing installation script for package fileutls...
Done installing package fileutls.
Auto-installing package ==>grep<== Priority: [required]
grep: GNU grep 2.3
grep: Grep searches the named input files (or standard input if no files are
grep: named, or the file name - is given) for lines containing a match to
grep: the given pattern. This is the 'fastest grep in the west' (we hope).
Size: Compressed: 131K, uncompressed: 340K.
Installing package grep...
Executing installation script for package grep...
Done installing package grep.
Auto-installing package ==>isapnp<== Priority: [optional]
isapnp: These programs allow ISA Plug-And-Play devices to be
isapnp: configured on a Linux machine. See the documentation in
Size: Compressed: 89K, uncompressed: 260K.
Installing package isapnp...
Done installing package isapnp.
Auto-installing package ==>floppy<== Priority: [required]
floppy: floppy disk utilities
floppy: Contains fdutils-5.3, tools to test and format floppy disks; and
floppy: mtools-3.9.6, a collection of utilities for using DOS/Windows floppy
floppy: disks with Linux.
Size: Compressed: 365K, uncompressed: 680K.
Installing package floppy...
Executing installation script for package floppy...
Done installing package floppy.
Auto-installing package ==>fsmods<== Priority: [required]
fsmods: Filesystem modules for Linux 2.2.13
fsmods: A kernel module is a piece of object code that can be dynamically
fsmods: loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new kernel functions. These
fsmods: modules support additional filesystems, such as HPFS, HFS, and NTFS.
Size: Compressed: 497K, uncompressed: 1330K.
Installing package fsmods...
Done installing package fsmods.
Auto-installing package ==>hdsetup<== Priority: [required]
hdsetup: The Slackware setup/package maintenance system v. 7.0.0
hdsetup: The full screen and tty versions of setup and pkgtool, two utilities
hdsetup: included with Slackware that allow you to easily install software
hdsetup: packages, remove software packages, and review the installed software
hdsetup: Also contains the command line utilities 'installpkg', 'removepkg',
hdsetup: 'makepkg', 'explodepkg', and 'upgradepkg' that install, remove, build,
hdsetup: examine, and upgrade software packages. Man pages are included.
Size: Compressed: 138K, uncompressed: 700K.
Installing package hdsetup...
Executing installation script for package hdsetup...
Done installing package hdsetup.
Auto-installing package ==>infozip<== Priority: [required]
infozip: Info-ZIP's zip 2.2 and unzip 5.40 utilities
infozip: zip is a compression and file packaging utility for Unix, VMS, MSDOS,
infozip: OS/2, Windows NT, Minix, Atari and Macintosh, Amiga and Acorn RISC OS.
infozip: It is analogous to a combination of the UNIX commands tar(1) and
infozip: compress(1) and is compatible with PKZIP (Phil Katz's ZIP). A
infozip: companion program (unzip(1L)), unpacks zip archives.
Size: Compressed: 227K, uncompressed: 540K.
Installing package infozip...
Executing installation script for package infozip...
Done installing package infozip.
Auto-installing package ==>loadlin<== Priority: [recommended]
loadlin: LOADLIN v1.6a
loadlin: LOADLIN.EXE, a loader (running under DOS) for LINUX kernel images
loadlin: fully supporting the kernel's command line feature.
loadlin: LOADLIN is the safest way to boot Linux from your hard disk, if you
loadlin: have a bootable DOS partition on your machine.
loadlin: LOADLIN is (C) 1994...1995 Hans Lermen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Size: Compressed: 93K, uncompressed: 100K.
Installing package loadlin...
Done installing package loadlin.
Auto-installing package ==>glibcso<== Priority: [required]
glibcso: glibc-2.1.2 runtime support
glibcso: This package contains the shared libraries, binaries, and support
glibcso: files required to run most Linux applications linked with glibc.
Size: Compressed: 749K, uncompressed: 1920K.
Installing package glibcso...
Executing installation script for package glibcso...
Done installing package glibcso.
Auto-installing package ==>ibcs2<== Priority: [optional]
ibcs2: Intel Binary Compatibility Specification module
ibcs2: The iBCS module allows many binaries from other OS's to run on Linux:
ibcs2: i386 BSD (386BSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, BSDI/386) - very alpha.
ibcs2: SVR4 (Interactive, Unixware, USL, Dell etc.)
ibcs2: SVR3 generic
ibcs2: SCO (SVR3 with extensions for symlinks and long filenames)
ibcs2: Wyse V/386 (SVR3 with extensions for symlinks)
ibcs2: Xenix V/386 (386 small model binaries only)
Size: Compressed: 427K, uncompressed: 1290K.
Installing package ibcs2...
Executing installation script for package ibcs2...
Done installing package ibcs2.
Auto-installing package ==>lpr<== Priority: [recommended]
lpr: This is the lpr printing suite ported from BSD. It's the most
lpr: standard UN*X printing system in current use. If you're interested
lpr: in automatic detection of PostScript and DVI files, check out the
lpr: apsfilter add-on in Slackware's AP package series.
Size: Compressed: 74K, uncompressed: 180K.
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Auto-installing package ==>pciutils<== Priority: [optional]
pciutils: pciutils-2.0 (Linux PCI utilities)
pciutils: lspci displays detailed information about all PCI buses and devices
pciutils: in the system, replacing the original /proc/pci interface.
pciutils: setpci allows reading from and writing to PCI device configuration
pciutils: registers. For example, you can adjust the latency timers with it.
pciutils: See manual pages for more details.
Size: Compressed: 50K, uncompressed: 130K.
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Auto-installing package ==>umsprogs<== Priority: [required]
umsprogs: Various utilities needed by Jacques Gelinas' UMSDOS filesystem.
Size: Compressed: 21K, uncompressed: 60K.
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Auto-installing package ==>ide<== Priority: [recommended]
ide: Linux kernel version 2.2.13, without SCSI support
ide: A Linux kernel for computers that do not need SCSI support. You MUST
ide: install a kernel image in order for your system to boot. This kernel
ide: supports IDE hard drives and IDE CD-ROM drives. Other drivers (such
ide: as for CD-ROM drives on proprietary interfaces, or ethernet cards)
ide: may be loaded as modules. See /etc/rc.d/rc.modules for examples.
Size: Compressed: 792K, uncompressed: 990K.
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Auto-installing package ==>ldso<== Priority: [required]
ldso: ld.so 1.9.9, the dynamic linker/loader
ldso: ld.so completes the final process of linking all necessary references
ldso: to sharable objects and unreferenced symbols in an impure executable,
ldso: (usually a dynamically linked executable), to produce a runnable file.
ldso: Nearly all Linux binaries are 'incomplete' and require further linking
ldso: at run time. ld.so's job is thus to complete the linking process
ldso: started at compilation. ld.so was written by David Engel,
ldso: Eric Youngdale, Peter MacDonald, Hongjiu Lu, Linus Torvalds,
ldso: Lars Wirzenius and Mitch D'Souza.
Size: Compressed: 195K, uncompressed: 470K.
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Auto-installing package ==>lilo<== Priority: [required]
lilo: LILO 21
lilo: Generic Boot Loader for Linux ('LInux LOader') by Werner Almesberger.
lilo: LILO boots Linux from your hard drive. It can also boot other
lilo: operating systems such as MS-DOS and OS/2, and can even boot DOS from
lilo: the second hard drive. LILO comes with utilities and documentation
lilo: that make it easier to install, such as 'liloconfig' and 'QuickStart'.
lilo: NOTE: Installing boot loaders is inherently dangerous. Be sure to have
lilo: some means to boot your system from a different media if you install
lilo: LILO on your hard disk.
Size: Compressed: 153K, uncompressed: 530K.
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Auto-installing package ==>man<== Priority: [required]
man: The man package is a collection of tools used for searching and
man: reading the online system documentation. In fact, on most UNIX-like
man: operating systems it is the primary means of finding out how programs
man: on the system work. For example, 'man man' will display the
man: documentation for man itself.
man: Man requires the groff text processing package.
Size: Compressed: 117K, uncompressed: 290K.
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Auto-installing package ==>kbd<== Priority: [recommended]
kbd: Load and save keyboard mappings. Needed if you are not using the US
kbd: keyboard map. This package also contains utilities to change your
kbd: console fonts - if you install it you'll get a menu later on that lets
kbd: you select from many different fonts. If you like one, you can make it
kbd: your default font. A new default font can be chosen at any time by
kbd: typing 'fontconfig'. This package also includes fonts from the
kbd: kbd_fonts.tar.gz package uploaded to metalab.
Size: Compressed: 763K, uncompressed: 1760K.
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Auto-installing package ==>minicom<== Priority: [recommended]
minicom: Minicom 1.82-3
minicom: Minicom - a full featured menu-driven communications package similar
minicom: to the DOS program 'Telix'. Also includes sz/rz - utilities used to
minicom: upload and download files using the Zmodem protocol.
Size: Compressed: 122K, uncompressed: 290K.
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Auto-installing package ==>modutils<== Priority: [required]
modutils: Utilities to use kernel modules. These tools are used for loading
modutils: and unloading chunks of kernel code on the fly, to add support for a
modutils: CD-ROM drive or ethernet card, for instance.
modutils: Many Linux drivers are provided as kernel modules, and some packages
modutils: (like the PCMCIA package) require the module utilities to work, so you
modutils: probably want to install these.
Size: Compressed: 113K, uncompressed: 290K.
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Auto-installing package ==>procps<== Priority: [required]
procps: procps-2.0.2, psmisc-18, procinfo-16
procps: Utilities for displaying process and memory information written by
procps: Michael K. Johnson, Werner Almesberger, Charles Blake, Branko
procps: Lankester, Robert Nation, David Engel, Larry Greenfield, Roger Binns,
procps: Sander van Malssen, and Brian Edmonds.
Size: Compressed: 209K, uncompressed: 560K.
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Auto-installing package ==>sysklogd<== Priority: [required]
sysklogd: Sysklogd 1.3-33
sysklogd: Dr. Greg Wettstein and Stephen Tweedie's syslogd/klogd.
sysklogd: This package contains a modified version of syslogd for the Linux
sysklogd: environment. An additional utility, klogd, is included which allows
sysklogd: kernel logging to be directed through the syslogd facility.
sysklogd: Syslogd and klogd are started when your system boots.
Size: Compressed: 57K, uncompressed: 130K.
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Auto-installing package ==>libc5<== Priority: [required]
libc5: Linux libc5 ELF shared libraries
libc5: These libraries, found in /usr/i386-slackware-linux-gnulibc1/lib, are
libc5: needed to run pre-glibc Linux ELF binaries.
Size: Compressed: 958K, uncompressed: 2580K.
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Auto-installing package ==>sh_utils<== Priority: [required]
sh_utils: GNU sh-utils-1.16
sh_utils: This is a package of small shell programming utilities. They are
sh_utils: mostly compliant with POSIX.2, where applicable.
sh_utils: The programs in this package are:
sh_utils: basename chroot date dirname echo env expr false logname nice
sh_utils: nohup pathchk printenv printf sleep stty tee test true tty
sh_utils: uname who whoami yes
Size: Compressed: 224K, uncompressed: 620K.
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Auto-installing package ==>modules<== Priority: [required]
modules: Linux kernel modules for 2.2.13
modules: A kernel module is a piece of object code that can be dynamically
modules: loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new kernel functions. Most
modules: of these modules provide support for devices such as CD-ROM drives,
modules: tape drives, and ethernet cards. You can choose which modules to load
modules: by editing /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
Size: Compressed: 1177K, uncompressed: 3110K.
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Auto-installing package ==>pcmcia<== Priority: [recommended]
pcmcia: Card Services for Linux is a complete PCMCIA support package. It
pcmcia: includes a set of loadable kernel modules that implement a version of
pcmcia: the PCMCIA Card Services applications program interface, a set of
pcmcia: client drivers for specific cards, and a card manager daemon that can
pcmcia: respond to card insertion and removal events, loading and unloading
pcmcia: drivers on demand. It supports ``hot swapping'' of PCMCIA cards, so
pcmcia: cards can be inserted and ejected at any time.
Size: Compressed: 489K, uncompressed: 1320K.
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Auto-installing package ==>shadow<== Priority: [required]
shadow: Shadow password suite (shadow-19990607)
shadow: This set of login related programs utilizes an alternate, non-readable
shadow: file to contain the actual encrypted passwords. This is presumed to
shadow: increase system security by increasing the difficulty with which
shadow: system crackers obtain encrypted passwords. It was written by
shadow: Julianne Frances Haugh and the Linux port is maintained by Marek
Size: Compressed: 338K, uncompressed: 930K.
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Auto-installing package ==>sysvinit<== Priority: [required]
sysvinit: System V style init programs by Miquel van Smoorenburg that control
sysvinit: the booting and shutdown of your system. These support a number of
sysvinit: system runlevels, each with a specific set of utilities spawned. For
sysvinit: example, the normal system runlevel is 3, which starts agetty on
sysvinit: virtual consoles tty1 - tty6. Runlevel 4 starts xdm. Runlevel 0 shuts
sysvinit: the system down. See the documentation in /usr/doc/sysvinit and the
sysvinit: scripts in /etc/rc.d for more information.
Size: Compressed: 218K, uncompressed: 520K.
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Auto-installing package ==>tcsh<== Priority: [recommended]
tcsh: tcsh 6.08
tcsh: tcsh is an enhanced but completely compatible version of the Berkeley
tcsh: UNIX C shell, csh(1). It is a command language interpreter usable both
tcsh: as an interactive login shell and a shell script command processor. It
tcsh: includes a command-line editor, programmable word completion, spelling
tcsh: correction, a history mechanism, job control, and a C-like syntax.
Size: Compressed: 249K, uncompressed: 480K.
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Auto-installing package ==>scsi<== Priority: [recommended]
scsi: Linux kernel version 2.2.13, with SCSI support
scsi: A Linux kernel for computers with SCSI and/or IDE. You MUST install a
scsi: kernel image in order for your system to boot. This kernel supports
scsi: IDE and SCSI hard drives and CD-ROM drives. Other drivers (such as
scsi: for CD-ROM drives on proprietary interfaces, or ethernet cards) may
scsi: be loaded as modules. See /etc/rc.d/rc.modules for examples.
Size: Compressed: 1082K, uncompressed: 1300K.
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Auto-installing package ==>txtutils<== Priority: [required]
txtutils: GNU textutils-1.22
txtutils: These are the GNU text file (actually, file contents) processing
txtutils: utilities. Most of these programs have significant advantages over
txtutils: their Unix counterparts, such as greater speed, additional options,
txtutils: and fewer arbitrary limits.
txtutils: The programs in this package are: cat, cksum, comm, csplit, cut,
txtutils: expand, fold, head, join, md5sum, nl, od, paste, pr, sort, split,
txtutils: sum, tac, tail, tr, unexpand, uniq, and wc.
Size: Compressed: 180K, uncompressed: 410K.
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Auto-installing package ==>scsimods<== Priority: [required]
scsimods: Linux SCSI, RAID, and CD-ROM kernel modules for Linux 2.2.13
scsimods: A kernel module is a piece of object code that can be dynamically
scsimods: loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new kernel functions. These
scsimods: modules support SCSI interface cards, RAID (both IDE and SCSI), and
scsimods: non-SCSI CD-ROM drives (like the kind that attach to sound cards).
Size: Compressed: 945K, uncompressed: 2190K.
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Auto-installing package ==>tar<== Priority: [required]
tar: GNU tar 1.13
tar: Tape ARchiver - adds and extracts files and directories to/from tape
tar: or archive files. This version of tar also supports archive
tar: compression using GNU zip or bzip2.
Size: Compressed: 295K, uncompressed: 650K.
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Auto-installing package ==>util<== Priority: [required]
util: util-linux 2.9v - A huge collection of essential utilities
util: agetty arch banner cal cfdisk clear clock col colcrt colrm column
util: ctrlaltdel cytune ddate dmesg fdformat fdisk fsck.minix getopt hexdump
util: hostname hwclock ipcrm ipcs jaztool kbdrate last logger look
util: losetup mcookie mesg mkfs mkfs.minix mkswap more mount namei rdev
util: readprofile renice reset rev script setfdprm setserial setsid setterm
util: sfdisk sln strings swapon tsort tunelp ul umount update wall whereis
util: write ziptool
Size: Compressed: 751K, uncompressed: 1820K.
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Auto-installing package ==>zoneinfo<== Priority: [required]
zoneinfo: time zone database
zoneinfo: This package allows you to configure your time zone.
zoneinfo: This database comes from glibc-2.1.2, and is based on the tzdata1999e
zoneinfo: package by Arthur David Olson et.al. The latest version and more
zoneinfo: information may be found at ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/
zoneinfo: Use the timeconfig utility to set your local time zone.
Size: Compressed: 234K, uncompressed: 1730K.
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Auto-installing package ==>apsfilt<== Priority: [recommended]
apsfilt: Apsfilter is a printer input filter. With apsfilter installed and
apsfilt: configured, you can print many different file types (like ASCII,
apsfilt: PostScript, and DVI, as well as compressed versions of all of these)
apsfilt: directly with 'lpr', and apsfilter will automatically handle the
apsfilt: conversion process on the fly.
apsfilt: To configure apsfilter, run the SETUP program in /usr/lib/apsfilter.
Size: Compressed: 186K, uncompressed: 600K.
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Auto-installing package ==>ash<== Priority: [optional]
ash: Kenneth Almquist's ash shell.
ash: A lightweight (62K) Bourne compatible shell. Great for machines with
ash: low memory, but does not provide all the extras of shells like bash,
ash: tcsh, and zsh. Runs most shell scripts compatible with the Bourne
ash: shell. Note that under Linux, most scripts seem to use at least some
ash: bash-specific syntax. The Slackware setup scripts are a notable
ash: exception, since ash is the shell used on the install disks. NetBSD
ash: uses ash as its /bin/sh.
Size: Compressed: 51K, uncompressed: 100K.
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Auto-installing package ==>bc<== Priority: [optional]
bc: GNU bc 1.05a - An arbitrary precision calculator language.
bc: bc is a language that supports arbitrary precision numbers with
bc: interactive execution of statements. There are some similarities in
bc: the syntax to the C programming language.
Size: Compressed: 89K, uncompressed: 210K.
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Auto-installing package ==>cdutils<== Priority: [optional]
cdutils: Tools for mastering and writing compact discs.
cdutils: Contains these utilities:
cdutils: cdwrite -- burn discs in some CD-R drives from Philips/IMS/Kodak,
cdutils: Yamaha, and HP.
cdutils: cdrecord -- burn discs in most ATAPI and SCSI CD-R drives.
cdutils: mkisofs -- create ISO9660 filesystem images.
cdutils: mkhybrid -- create hybrid ISO9660/HFS/Joliet CD-ROM images.
Size: Compressed: 465K, uncompressed: 1170K.
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Auto-installing package ==>diff<== Priority: [recommended]
diff: GNU diffutils-2.7
diff: The GNU diff utilities - finds differences between files. (to make
diff: source code patches, for instance)
Size: Compressed: 110K, uncompressed: 200K.
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Auto-installing package ==>enscript<== Priority: [optional]
enscript: GNU enscript 1.6.1
enscript: Enscript converts text files to PostScript and spools the generated
enscript: output to a printer or saves it to a file. If no input files are
enscript: given, enscript processes standard input. Enscript can be extended to
enscript: handle different output media and it has many options for customizing
Size: Compressed: 334K, uncompressed: 1430K.
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Auto-installing package ==>ghostscr<== Priority: [recommended]
ghostscr: Ghostscript version 5.10
ghostscr: Preview, print and process PostScript documents on both PostScript and
ghostscr: non-PostScript devices. If you need X11 support, you should also
ghostscr: install the package 'gs_x11' found on the XAP series. It contains a
ghostscr: /usr/bin/gs with support for X11.
Size: Compressed: 1195K, uncompressed: 3530K.
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Auto-installing package ==>groff<== Priority: [required]
groff: GNU troff 1.11a document formatting system.
groff: The groff package provides versions of troff, nroff, eqn, tbl, and
groff: other Unix text-formatting utilities. Groff is used to 'compile' man
groff: pages stored in groff/nroff format into a form which can be printed or
groff: displayed on the screen. These man pages are stored in compressed
groff: form in the /usr/man/man? directories.
Size: Compressed: 992K, uncompressed: 3200K.
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Auto-installing package ==>gsfonts<== Priority: [recommended]
gsfonts: Fonts for the Ghostscript interpreter/previewer.
gsfonts: These fonts come from ghostscript-fonts-other-5.10.tar.gz and
Size: Compressed: 2193K, uncompressed: 3810K.
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Auto-installing package ==>ispell<== Priority: [optional]
ispell: Ispell is a fast screen-oriented spelling checker that shows you your
ispell: errors in the context of the original file, and suggests possible
ispell: corrections when it can figure them out. Compared to UNIX spell, it
ispell: is faster and much easier to use. Ispell can also handle languages
ispell: other than English. Ispell has a long history, and many people have
ispell: contributed to the current version -- some of the major contributors
ispell: include R. E. Gorin, Pace Willisson, Walt Buehring, and Geoff
Size: Compressed: 417K, uncompressed: 1030K.
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Auto-installing package ==>jed<== Priority: [optional]
jed: John E. Davis's JED 0.98-7 editor.
jed: JED is an extremely powerful but small emacs programmer's editor that
jed: is extensible in a C-like macro language and is able to perform color
jed: syntax highlighting. Among the many features:
jed: Emacs, wordstar, EDT emulation;
jed: C, Fortran, TeX, text editing modes; Full undo;
jed: GNU Emacs compatible info reader, and lots more.
jed: 8 bit clean, so you can even edit binary files!
Size: Compressed: 430K, uncompressed: 1470K.
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Auto-installing package ==>joe<== Priority: [optional]
joe: Joe text editor v2.8
joe: Joseph H. Allen's easy to use text editor, similar to WordStar[tm].
Size: Compressed: 122K, uncompressed: 300K.
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Auto-installing package ==>jove<== Priority: [optional]
jove: Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs (4.14.10)
jove: A mostly Emacs compatible text editor, with man pages and the
jove: 'teachjove' tutorial program. If you'd rather have the real thing,
jove: the actual Emacs editor/environment is available in series 'E'.
Size: Compressed: 117K, uncompressed: 290K.
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Auto-installing package ==>manpages<== Priority: [recommended]
manpages: Man-pages 1.24
manpages: Man pages are online documentation for Linux. This package includes
manpages: many section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 man pages for Linux.
manpages: The man-pages distribution is maintained by Andries E. Brouwer with
manpages: the help of more writers, editors, and other contributors than we
manpages: can name here. (See the list in /usr/man/man-pages-1.24.Announce)
Size: Compressed: 941K, uncompressed: 1670K.
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Auto-installing package ==>mc<== Priority: [optional]
mc: The Midnight Commander is a Norton Commander clone, a program that
mc: manipulates and manages files and directories. Useful, fast, and has
mc: color displays on the Linux console. Mouse support is provided
mc: through the gpm mouse server. This is a lightweight compilation of
mc: mc for use on the text console or in an xterm.
mc: mc was written by Miguel de Icaza and Mauricio Plaza.
Size: Compressed: 1238K, uncompressed: 3250K.
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Auto-installing package ==>mt_st<== Priority: [optional]
mt_st: mt-st-0.4 - controls magnetic tape drive operation
mt_st: This mt originates from BSD NET-2. Some Linux SCSI tape-specific
mt_st: ioctls have been added to the original source and the man page has
mt_st: been updated. Although this mt program is tailored for SCSI tape, it
mt_st: can also be used with the QIC-02 driver and hopefully with other Linux
mt_st: tape drivers using the same ioctls (some of the commands may not work
mt_st: with all drivers).
Size: Compressed: 10K, uncompressed: 30K.
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Auto-installing package ==>quota<== Priority: [optional]
quota: Linux disk quota utilities (1.70)
quota: An implementation of the diskquota system for the Linux operating
quota: system -- keeps those greedy users from gobbling up 100% of the hard
quota: drive space. Should work for all filesystems because of integration
quota: into the VFS layer of the operating system. This system is a heavily
quota: modified version of the Melbourne quota system by Robert Elz, which
quota: uses both user and group quota files. Edvard Tuinder <email@example.com> and
quota: Marco van Wieringen <firstname.lastname@example.org> are responsible for the
quota: additional code and porting effort to make quotas work on Linux.
Size: Compressed: 35K, uncompressed: 100K.
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Auto-installing package ==>raidtool<== Priority: [optional]
raidtool: Utilities required to support RAID-1/4/5. Its main goal is to group
raidtool: several disks or partitions together, making them look like a single
raidtool: block device. For updated information on the RAID-1/4/5
raidtool: personalities, please read the QuickStart.RAID in
Size: Compressed: 33K, uncompressed: 100K.
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Auto-installing package ==>rpm<== Priority: [optional]
rpm: RPM is a tool from Red Hat Software used to install and remove
rpm: packages in the .rpm format. When installing RPM packages on
rpm: Slackware, you may need to use the --nodeps and --force options.
rpm: Before installing any binary package, it's wise to examine it to
rpm: see what it's going to do, and if it will overwrite any files. You
rpm: can use rpm2tgz to convert .rpm packages to .tgz packages so you
rpm: can look them over. (in fact, it might be safer to install the
rpm: resulting .tgz with 'installpkg')
Size: Compressed: 1006K, uncompressed: 2640K.
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Auto-installing package ==>sc<== Priority: [optional]
sc: The 'sc' spreadsheet. (v. 6.21)
sc: This is a simple spreadsheet program.
Size: Compressed: 101K, uncompressed: 240K.
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Auto-installing package ==>seejpeg<== Priority: [recommended]
seejpeg: Seejpeg is an image viewer which uses SVGAlib. In spite of the name,
seejpeg: it understands the JPEG, GIF, PPM, BMP and TARGA formats. One nice
seejpeg: feature of seejpeg is that it automatically decides on the best video
seejpeg: mode to use based on the image being displayed and the video card
seejpeg: being used.
seejpeg: Evan Harris is the author of seejpeg.
Size: Compressed: 52K, uncompressed: 120K.
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Auto-installing package ==>sox<== Priority: [recommended]
sox: Sox is a universal sound converter, player, and recorder. It can
sox: play, record, and convert between several sound file formats such as
sox: .au, .snd, .voc and .wav.
Size: Compressed: 82K, uncompressed: 190K.
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Auto-installing package ==>sudo<== Priority: [optional]
sudo: 'sudo' is a command that allows users to execute some commands as
sudo: root. The /etc/sudoers file (edited with 'visudo') specifies which
sudo: users have access to sudo and which commands they can run. 'sudo'
sudo: logs all its activities to /var/log/ so the system administrator
sudo: can keep an eye on things.
Size: Compressed: 87K, uncompressed: 210K.
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Auto-installing package ==>texinfo<== Priority: [recommended]
texinfo: GNU texinfo-3.12
texinfo: 'Texinfo' is a documentation system that uses a single source file to
texinfo: produce both on-line information and printed output. Using Texinfo,
texinfo: you can create a printed document with the normal features of a book,
texinfo: including chapters, sections, cross references, and indices. From the
texinfo: same Texinfo source file, you can create a menu-driven, on-line Info
texinfo: file with nodes, menus, cross references, and indices.
texinfo: This package is needed to read the documentation files in /usr/info.
Size: Compressed: 405K, uncompressed: 770K.
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Auto-installing package ==>vim<== Priority: [optional]
vim: Version 5.5 of Vim: Vi IMproved
vim: Vim is an almost compatible version of the UNIX editor vi. Only the
vim: 'Q' command is missing (you don't need it). Many new features have
vim: been added: multi level undo, command line history, filename
vim: completion, block operations, etc.
Size: Compressed: 1263K, uncompressed: 3830K.
Installing package vim...
Executing installation script for package vim...
Done installing package vim.
Auto-installing package ==>workbone<== Priority: [optional]
workbone: Workbone 2.31-5
workbone: Text-based audio CD player.
Size: Compressed: 10K, uncompressed: 30K.
Installing package workbone...
Done installing package workbone.
Auto-installing package ==>zsh<== Priority: [optional]
zsh: zsh version 3.0.6
zsh: Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells
zsh: most resembles the Korn shell (ksh), although it is not completely
zsh: compatible. It includes enhancements of many types, notably in the
zsh: command-line editor, options for customizing its behavior, filename
zsh: globbing, features to make C-shell (csh) users feel more at home and
zsh: extra features drawn from tcsh (another 'custom' shell). Zsh was
zsh: written by Paul Falstad.
Size: Compressed: 358K, uncompressed: 610K.
Installing package zsh...
Executing installation script for package zsh...
Done installing package zsh.
INSTALLING A LINUX KERNEL
Now you should verify that a Linux kernel is installed to your new Linux
system. If you've already installed a generic Linux kernel from the A series,
then you can skip this step. Be advised, however, that your best option is
probably to install the kernel from your installation bootdisk. If it got
you this far without problems, you know it will work. If additional driver
support is required after installation, it can be added in the form of loadable
kernel modules by editing your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file.
1 - Install the kernel from the installation bootdisk.
2 - Install a ZIMAGE, BZIMAGE, or VMLINUZ kernel image from an MS-DOS
formatted floppy disk.
3 - Install a kernel from the Slackware CD-ROM.
4 - Skip this step -- do not install a Linux kernel. (NOTE: A Linux kernel
must have already been installed, or you'll have to use your installation
bootdisk or LOADLIN to start your system)
Which option would you like (1/2/3/4)? 4
It is recommended that you make a boot disk.
Would you like to do this ([y]es, [n]o)? n
A link in /dev will be created from your callout device (ttyS0, ttyS1,
ttyS2, ttyS3) to /dev/modem. You can change this link later if you put
your modem on a different port.
Would you like to set up your modem ([y]es, [n]o)? n
A link will be created in /dev from your mouse device to /dev/mouse.
You can change this link later if you switch to a different type of
Would you like to set up your mouse ([y]es, [n]o)? n
Do you have a CD-ROM ([y]es, [n]o)? n
Would you like to try out some custom screen fonts ([y]es, [n]o)? n
LILO (the Linux Loader) is the program that allows booting Linux directly from
the hard drive. To install, you make a new LILO configuration file by creating
a new header and then adding at least one bootable partition to the file. Once
you've done this, you can select the install option. Alternately, if you
already have an /etc/lilo.conf, you may reinstall using that. If you make a
mistake, just select (1) to start over.
1 -- Start LILO configuration with a new LILO header
2 -- Add a Linux partition to the LILO config file
3 -- Add an OS/2 partition to the LILO config file
4 -- Add a DOS partition to the LILO config file
5 -- Install LILO
6 -- Reinstall LILO using the existing lilo.conf
7 -- Skip LILO installation and exit this menu
8 -- View your current /etc/lilo.conf
9 -- Read the Linux Loader HELP file
Which option would you like (1 - 9)? 7
Configuration of 'gpm':
"gpm" is a program that allows you to do cut and paste on the
virtual consoles using a mouse. If you choose to have it run at boot
time, the line "gpm -m /dev/mouse -t none " will be added to
Running gpm with a bus mouse can cause problems with XFree86.
If XFree86 refuses to start and complains that it cannot open the
mouse then you might want to comment the line out of /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm.
Would you like to add "gpm -m /dev/mouse -t none " to /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
so that gpm will load at boot time ([y]es, [n]o)? n
Would you like to configure your timezone ([y]es, [n]o)? n
WARNING: NO ROOT PASSWORD DETECTED
There is currently no password set on the system administrator account
(root). It is recommended that you set one now so that it is active the
first time the machine is rebooted. This is especially important if
you're using a network enabled kernel and the machine is on an Internet
Would you like to set a root password (y[es]/n[o])? y
Changing password for root
Enter the new password (minimum of 5, maximum of 127 characters)
Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
Bad password: too short.
Warning: weak password (enter it again to use it anyway).
Re-enter new password:
Press [enter] to continue:
Linux installation is complete.
You may now reboot your computer by pressing control+alt+delete.
If you installed LILO, remove the boot disk from your computer
/var/adm/mount: Read-only file system
# cd /mnt
# tar xpf /initfiles.tar
Broadcast message from root (tty1) Thu Aug 31 16:56:08 2000...
The system is going down for system halt NOW !!
Back to the main console for the shutdown:
passwd: password for `root' changed by `root'
INIT: Switching to runlevel: 0
INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal
INIT: Sending processes the KILL signal
INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel