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Slackware discs

Postby GMouse » 2007-04-08 21:44

I have the three install discs to Slackware in with my other discs, but I don't know what to do with them. I burned them so that I could try out the distribution, but found it not to my taste, so I'm trying to find a new home for them, rather than consign them to my box of defunct, obsolete, or otherwise junked discs. Any ideas? If somebody wants them, I could ship them out for the cost of shipping.

Oh, and there are a few Ubuntu and Kubuntu 6.06 discs that need homes as well. I was thinking of leaving them out in a place that many people pass each day, kinda like AOL discs used to be, but don't know where would be good.
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Postby Pobega » 2007-04-08 21:49

From what I've heard the Slackware install CD makes for a good system rescue CD, so I'd keep it if I were you.
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Postby Noven » 2007-04-08 22:35

I use old cd's and cds I dont use no more as costers for my desk so I dont get the glass surface all wet from my drinks =)
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Re: Slackware discs

Postby <(DmC)> » 2007-04-08 23:01

GMouse wrote:I have the three install discs to Slackware in with my other discs, but I don't know what to do with them. I burned them so that I could try out the distribution, but found it not to my taste, so I'm trying to find a new home for them, rather than consign them to my box of defunct, obsolete, or otherwise junked discs. Any ideas? If somebody wants them, I could ship them out for the cost of shipping.

Oh, and there are a few Ubuntu and Kubuntu 6.06 discs that need homes as well. I was thinking of leaving them out in a place that many people pass each day, kinda like AOL discs used to be, but don't know where would be good.


i like your idea of distributing the cds among the people.spread the word. a school or university would probably be a good place to leave the cds for anyone interested to take them...
i used to be interested in slackware but now i think i'll save myself the troubleand just stick with debian, because i would probably come back to it sooner or later anyway :D
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Postby benuski » 2007-04-09 00:38

This is why, when I decided I wanted to try lots of distros, the first thing I did was to go out and buy a pack of CD-RWs instead of CD-Rs. I just keep burning over stuff.
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Postby ghostdawg » 2007-04-09 02:34

Yes that is a good idea to give the discs away, especially to someone without broadband or a burner.

Slackware does make a great rescue disc, it will boot just about any distro that won't boot if the bootloader is messed up or whatnot.

I keep slackware around because it and Debian where the only distros in my early days of using linux that I could install without issues.
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Postby GMouse » 2007-04-09 04:18

ghostdawg wrote:Yes that is a good idea to give the discs away, especially to someone without broadband or a burner.

Slackware does make a great rescue disc, it will boot just about any distro that won't boot if the bootloader is messed up or whatnot.

I keep slackware around because it and Debian where the only distros in my early days of using linux that I could install without issues.


The thing is, isn't Knoppix a far more useful recovery platform? For instance, if X decides that it no longer wishes to load and you need to get online to IRC or some forums to find an answer.

<(DmC)> wrote:i like your idea of distributing the cds among the people.spread the word. a school or university would probably be a good place to leave the cds for anyone interested to take them...


Seeing as I haven't yet been able to escape university life.... :-D But that's for the Ubuntu discs. I think I would be doing everyone a disservice if I left the Slackware discs out for the business kids (my college). But if I were to try to leave some out at the university, where would be good? I think if I just left them out, they'd be picked up... by the janitor and tossed.
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Postby <(DmC)> » 2007-04-09 04:31

Seeing as I haven't yet been able to escape university life.... :-D But that's for the Ubuntu discs. I think I would be doing everyone a disservice if I left the Slackware discs out for the business kids (my college). But if I were to try to leave some out at the university, where would be good? I think if I just left them out, they'd be picked up... by the janitor and tossed.


yes, you have a good point there. maybe the janitors are interested in linux!? :D --- i suppose a business college is not perfect for this. i was rather thinking of a computer science department where people would actually be interested... i know that there was a "free stuff" table at my former university , where people left stuff like this. never found any linux cds though... only guides for programming and such.
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Postby ghostdawg » 2007-04-09 06:10

The thing is, isn't Knoppix a far more useful recovery platform? For instance, if X decides that it no longer wishes to load and you need to get online to IRC or some forums to find an answer.

Well yes, I guess you have a point. I am talking about more hands on approach at fixing your borked installation.

But I guess more livecds would be a much better choice now days to get online and such.

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Postby plb » 2007-04-29 02:13

ah slackware...brings back memories.
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Postby GMouse » 2007-04-29 07:26

This old thread. :)

Got an update for all interested. The organization that I'm in (on my way out out out! ) has taken a slight interest in my discs. I gave them the remainder of my (K)Ubuntu discs, my GParted disc (along with an explanation of what it is, with Knoppix, it's redundant for me), and a copy of the Open CD. All that's left are the three Slackware discs and KnoSciences.
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