The general principles of installation Though Linux versions differ, the general methods of installation are as follows: (Per break the hard drive(s) into sections. If you already installed other operating system, you have to make resplitting to allocate a place under Linux.
* Image of bootdisk. It is the file which you write down on a diskette for creation of the loading disk Slackware. If you have a disk drive on 44M (5"), find in the bootdsks catalog. 14 If you have a disk drive 2M (25"), find in the bootdsks catalog. One of the following bootdisk files is necessary for 1 you.
There are following sets of disks: A Basic system. Sufficient to start work also makes available the elvis and comm teams (elvis - a text editor, comm - comparison of the file. Is based on a kernel 9 and the new standard of file system (FSSTND). If you have on hand only a disk drive on 2M, all of you can equally install basic system, having dumped other disks and to install them from the hard drive.
Load means of installation of Linux. Each distribution kit has in any type of means of installation - usually loading (boot) diskette which is used for installation of programs. Loading of these means or will submit you a certain step-by-step program of installation, or will allow to install manually.
* Files from the slakwarea1 catalogs/, slakwarea2/and slakwarea3/. These files create a set of the disk ''A'' of a distribution kit of Slackware. Be convinced also that you received files without points in names. In FTP use team ''mget *" instead of ''mget *. *".
Slackware on CD ROM Slackware can also be received on CD ROM. The majority of CD ROM from Slackware simply contain copies of files which appear in archives of FTP servers. You will have to create boot and root of a diskette from the files taken with CD ROM.
+ bare. gz. It is the loader from diskettes having only the driver of the hard drive IDE. (There is no SCSI, CD ROM or network support). Use if you only have an IDE controler of the hard drive, and installation on a network or with CD ROM is impossible.
The kernel also supports a universal pool of memory for the user programs and a disk cache. Thus for a cache all memory and vice versa, the cache decreases during the work of big programs can be used.
Linux can turn any above-named personal computer into the workstation. Businessmen install Linux in networks of cars, use an operating system for data processing in the sphere of finance, medicine, the distributed processing, in telecommunications, etc.