Slackware Setup Instructions

Here are a list of all the general things I did after installing Slackware Linux 8.0 on the eBox. These are somewhat obsolete now that 8.1 is out (see my current page for 8.1 instructions). I make a lot of assumptions here, so you'll probably need to know at least roughly what you're doing (ie. don't just follow these blindly). Anyway, here we go:


Tune startup



To get quite a few things working you will need to upgrade the kernel (Slackware 8.0 uses either 2.2.19 or 2.4.5, both of which are fairly old).


ext3fs is a journalling file system. Basically, when you write to the hard drive, it also writes to a journal drive. If it gets interrupted during writing (eg. by a power cut) your drive won't get trashed and most of the time you won't lose any data. The great thing about ext3fs is that it runs on top of ext2, so you don't have to reformat to use it, and also it's now a standard part of Linux (in the kernel and util-linux). Anyway, to set it up all you need to do is this:

XFree86 4.2.0

XFree86 4.2.0 is required by the latest nVidia drivers, and is worth having. Just grab the packages from slackware-current and install them.

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