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ANNOUNCE.10_2 13-Sep-2005 10:55 8.7K
BOOTING.TXT 06-Apr-2002 22:51 18K
CHECKSUMS.md5 13-Oct-2008 12:17 425K
CHECKSUMS.md5.asc 13-Oct-2008 12:17 197
COPYING 10-Jun-1994 00:00 18K
COPYRIGHT.TXT 28-Feb-2004 17:32 15K
CRYPTO_NOTICE.TXT 06-Apr-2002 22:48 602
ChangeLog.txt 13-Oct-2008 12:00 162K
FAQ.TXT 21-Jun-2004 05:38 32K
FILELIST.TXT 13-Oct-2008 12:15 567K
GPG-KEY 26-Feb-2003 23:34 1.5K
PACKAGES.TXT 22-Feb-2007 20:40 238K
RELEASE_NOTES 13-Sep-2005 12:23 5.3K
SPEAKUP_DOCS.TXT 18-Jun-2002 00:41 14K
SPEAK_INSTALL.TXT 18-Jun-2002 00:43 15K
Slackware-HOWTO 13-Sep-2005 04:30 71K
UPGRADE.TXT 13-Sep-2005 04:34 4.2K
bootdisks/ 24-Sep-2005 03:54 -
extra/ 25-Feb-2007 03:34 -
isolinux/ 24-Sep-2005 03:49 -
kernels/ 24-Sep-2005 03:48 -
pasture/ 25-Feb-2007 03:34 -
patches/ 11-May-2008 03:33 -
rootdisks/ 24-Sep-2005 03:48 -
slackware/ 25-Feb-2007 03:34 -
source/ 25-Feb-2007 03:34 -
testing/ 11-May-2008 03:33 -
zipslack/ 30-Sep-2005 03:37 -
Welcome to Slackware 10.2!
Slackware 10.2 is a complete distribution of the Linux operating system.
This version contains the 2.4.31 Linux kernel, plus recent versions of these
(and many more) software packages:
- C compiler gcc-3.3.6 and gcc-3.4.4
- Binutils 22.214.171.124.2
- GNU C Library glibc-2.3.5
- X Window System X11R6.8.2 from X.Org.
- KDE 3.4.2
- Xfce 4.2.2
For installation instructions, see the file 'Slackware-HOWTO'.
These are some of the important files and directories found on the Slackware
If you're reading this on a CD-ROM, these directories will probably be
split across several discs.
|-- BOOTING.TXT Tips for troubleshooting boot problems.
|-- CHECKSUMS.md5 MD5 format file checksums.
|-- COPYING The GNU Public License.
|-- COPYRIGHT.TXT Slackware copyright and trademark information.
|-- CRYPTO_NOTICE.TXT Legal information about encryption in Slackware.
|-- ChangeLog.txt Log of system changes from Slackware 10.1 to 10.2.
|-- FAQ.TXT Frequently asked questions and answers.
|-- FILELIST.TXT List of files on the Slackware FTP site.
|-- GPG-KEY The GnuPG key used to verify Slackware packages.
|-- PACKAGES.TXT A detailed list of the core Slackware packages.
|-- SPEAKUP_DOCS.TXT Documentation for the Speakup speech synth software.
|-- SPEAK_INSTALL.TXT How to install with Speakup speech synthesis.
|-- Slackware-HOWTO Instructions for installing Slackware from CD.
| If you're new to Slackware, start with this.
|-- UPGRADE.TXT Instructions for upgrading from earlier versions.
|-- bootdisks/ Bootdisks for installing without a bootable CD-ROM or
| | for starting a Linux system from floppy disk. See
| | also the rootdisks/ directory below.
| |-- RAWRITE.EXE The "RAWRITE" programs are used to write a floppy
| |-- RAWRITE12.DOC image under DOS or Windows. Because there are a lot
| |-- RAWRITE12.EXE of versions of DOS and Windows, there are several
| |-- RAWRITENT.DOC versions of RAWRITE, and you may have to try a few
| |-- RAWRITENT.EXE before finding one that works with your version of DOS
| |-- RAWRITEXP.EXE or Windows.
| |-- README.TXT Detailed descriptions of all the boot floppies.
| |-- adaptec.s Adaptec bootdisk.
| |-- ataraid.s Bootdisk with ATA (IDE) RAID support.
| |-- bare.i Standard IDE/ATAPI bootdisk (default kernel).
| |-- bareacpi.i IDE/ATAPI bootdisk with ACPI power support.
| |-- ibmmca.s IBM PS/2 Microchannel bus bootdisk.
| |-- jfs.s Bootdisk with IBM JFS support.
| |-- lowmem.i Bootdisk for machines too low on RAM to boot bare.i.
| | This is also the only kernel that supports a 386.
| |-- old_cd.i Old non-SCSI non-IDE CD-ROM drive support bootdisk.
| |-- pportide.i Parallel port IDE bootdisk.
| |-- raid.s SCSI RAID bootdisk.
| |-- scsi.s Supports some SCSI cards (see bootdisks/README.TXT).
| |-- scsi2.s Supports some SCSI cards (see bootdisks/README.TXT).
| |-- scsi3.s Supports some SCSI cards (see bootdisks/README.TXT).
| |-- speakup.s bare.i + Speakup speech support. Also AIC7xxx SCSI.
| `-- xfs.s Bootdisk with support for SGI XFS and AIC7xxx SCSI.
|-- extra/ Extra packages for Slackware like:
| | k3b-0.12.4a and k3b-i18n-0.12.4 (CD/DVD burning
| | software), a collection of ham radio related
| | packages, INN 2.4.2 (a USENET news server),
| | grub-0.97 (an alternate boot loader), 3dfx Glide
| | libraries, extra word lists for the aspell spell
| | checker, mpg123-0.59r (an MP3 decoder),
| | emacspeak-20.0 (speech support for the Emacs
| | editor), xcdroast-0.98alpha15 (another CD burning
| | program), libsafe-2.0.16 (a library to add
| | additional security checks to C library functions),
| | kfiresaver3d-0.6 (a KDE screensaver), brltty-3.6.1
| | (Braille terminal support), dip-3.3.7p (a
| | communications program for using the SLIP protocol),
| | jdk-1_5_0_04 (the Java(TM) Development Kit),
| | slackpkg-1.5.2 (a program to help keep your
| | Slackware system updated), emu-tools-0.9.4 (tools
| | for using Creative sound hardware),
| | bash-completion-20050721 (adds additional command
| | completion features to the bash shell),
| | bittornado-0.3.12 and bittorrent-4.1.3 (programs
| | for using the popular BitTorrent file sharing
| | system), checkinstall-1.5.3 (a tool to help build
| | Slackware packages), btmgr-3.7_1 (a boot manager
| | program that can help boot a CD on machines that
| | aren't able to do that directly), parted-1.6.22
| | (an advanced disk-partitioning tool),
| | slacktrack-1.26 (a tool to make Slackware packages
| | by tracking installation from source code),
| | linux-wlan-ng (additional wireless drivers),
| | openmotif-2.2.2 (a graphical toolkit),
| | blackbox-0.70.0 (a newer version of the blackbox
| | window manager), and bison-1.875d (an alternate
| | version of the GNU bison parser generator).
| `-- source/ Source code for the extra packages.
|-- isolinux/ The ISOLINUX loader and initrd.img used to install
| | Slackware from a CD-ROM. You'll also find the
| | PCMCIA and network images (these can be loaded
| | from the installation CD-ROM), and a README.TXT
| | describing how to create a Slackware installation
| | ISO image and burn it to CD-R.
| |-- README.TXT How to burn a Bootable Slackware CD-ROM.
| |-- initrd.img Installation initrd (can also be loaded with Loadlin)
| |-- network.dsk Image containing network modules.
| `-- pcmcia.dsk Image containing PCMCIA modules.
|-- kernels/ Many precompiled Linux 2.4.31 kernel images.
| |-- adaptec.s/ Adaptec kernel.
| |-- ataraid.s/ Kernel with ATA (IDE) RAID support.
| |-- bare.i/ Standard IDE kernel.
| |-- bareacpi.i IDE/ATAPI kernel with ACPI power support.
| |-- ibmmca.s/ IBM Microchannel kernel.
| |-- jfs.s/ IBM Journaled Filesystem +aic7xxx SCSI kernel.
| |-- loadlin16c.txt Loadlin README file.
| |-- loadlin16c.zip Loadlin boot loader (used to boot Linux from DOS)
| |-- lowmem.i/ Kernel that uses very little memory.
| |-- old_cd.i/ Old non-SCSI non-IDE CD-ROM support kernel.
| |-- pportide.i/ Parallel port IDE kernel.
| |-- raid.s/ SCSI RAID kernel.
| |-- scsi.s/ Supports some SCSI cards (see bootdisks/README.TXT).
| |-- scsi2.s/ Supports some SCSI cards (see bootdisks/README.TXT).
| |-- scsi3.s/ Supports some SCSI cards (see bootdisks/README.TXT).
| |-- speakup.s/ bare.i + Speakup speech support. Also AIC7xxx SCSI.
| |-- test26.s/ A "test kernel": 2.6.13 with support for nearly all
| | filesystems, SCSI controllers, and SATA. This may
| | be useful for getting Slackware installed on some
| | hardware that's not supported by the 2.4.31 kernel.
| | If you do decide to use this, you may want to then
| | go to ftp.kernel.org and grab the latest 2.6 kernel,
| | as the 2.6 kernel series is under heavy development.
| | At the very least you'll want to install the
| | kernel modules packages (alsa-driver and
| | kernel-modules) found in:
| | testing/packages/linux-2.6.13/.
| |-- xfs.s/ Bootdisk with support for SGI XFS and AIC7xxx SCSI.
| `-- zipslack.s/ Kernel with Iomega and other SCSI support.
|-- pasture/ These are packages that have been removed
| from Slackware, but are useful enough to
| keep around. Might not be secure.
| Packages currently found here include apsfilter-7.2.5
| (not usually used with CUPS), LPRng-3.8.28,
| ifhp-3.5.18, the old XFree86 3.3.6 servers, db1-1.85,
| db2-2.4.14, db4-4.1.25, devfsd-1.3.25,
| fvwm95-2.0.43ba, gnu-pop3d-0.9.8, ipchains-1.3.10,
| links-0.98, modutils-2.4.25, pop3d-1.020i,
| pcnfsd-93.02.16, and wu-ftpd-2.6.2.
|-- rootdisks/ Slackware installation and rescue floppy images.
| |-- RAWRITE.EXE The "RAWRITE" programs are used to write a floppy
| |-- RAWRITE12.DOC image under DOS or Windows.
| |-- RAWRITE12.EXE
| |-- RAWRITENT.DOC
| |-- RAWRITENT.EXE
| |-- RAWRITEXP.EXE
| |-- README.TXT This README.TXT file explains the various choices.
| |-- install.1 install.1 and install.2 are the install floppy images.
| |-- install.2 If you will be starting the install using a boot
| | floppy, then you will need to load both of these.
| |-- install.zip install.zip is a version of the installer that
| |-- install.zip.README runs from a DOS partition. See the README.
| |-- network.dsk This is used also with install.1 and install.2
| |-- network.dsk.README to do installation from an NFS server.
| |-- pcmcia.dsk This is used to activate PCMCIA devices (laptop
| |-- pcmcia.dsk.README cards) needed during installation.
| |-- rescue.dsk A simple rescue floppy you can load with a
| |-- rescue.dsk.README bootdisk.
| `-- sbootmgr.dsk A small image containing a simple boot manager.
| In some cases this can be used to boot a CD in a
| machine that otherwise couldn't support it.
|-- slackware/ This directory contains the core software packages
| | for Slackware 10.2.
| |-- a/ The A (base) package series.
| |-- ap/ The AP (applications) package series.
| |-- d/ The D (development) package series.
| |-- e/ The E (GNU Emacs) package series.
| |-- f/ The F (FAQ/Documentation) package series.
| |-- k/ The K (kernel source) package series.
| |-- kde/ The KDE package series.
| |-- kdei/ The KDE internationalization package series.
| |-- l/ The L (libraries) package series.
| |-- n/ The N (networking) package series.
| |-- t/ The T (TeX) package series.
| |-- tcl/ The TCL (Tcl/Tk and related) package series.
| |-- x/ The X (X Window System) package series.
| |-- xap/ The XAP (X applications) package series.
| `-- y/ The Y (BSD games) package series.
|-- source/ This directory contains source code for the core
| | software packages in Slackware.
| |-- a/ Source for the A (base) series.
| |-- ap/ Source for the AP (applications) series.
| |-- d/ Source for the D (development) series.
| |-- e/ Source for the E (GNU Emacs) series.
| |-- f/ slack-desc files for the F (FAQ) series.
| |-- k/ Source for the K (kernel source) series.
| |-- kde/ Source for the KDE series.
| |-- kdei/ Source for the KDEI series.
| |-- l/ Source for the L (libraries) series.
| |-- n/ Source for the N (networking) series.
| |-- rootdisks/ Source for utilities on the rootdisks.
| |-- t/ Source for the T (TeX) series.
| |-- tcl/ Source for the TCL (Tcl/Tk and related) series.
| |-- x/ Source for the X (X Window System) series.
| |-- xap/ Source for the XAP (X applications) series.
| `-- y/ Source for the Y (BSD games) series.
`-- zipslack/ This is ZipSlack, a small (under 100MB) Slackware
| system packaged as a Zip file. Installation
| is as simple as unzipping zipslack.zip on a FAT or
| FAT32 partition, or Zip disk. It does not come
| with X, but is otherwise fairly complete, including
| many networking tools. The package management tools
| allow you to add as much extra software as you need
| (such as X) once you boot the system. For more
| information, see the README.1st file.
|-- ChangeLog.txt Changes to ZipSlack.
|-- FAQ.TXT ZipSlack FAQ.
|-- RAWRITE.EXE The "RAWRITE" programs are used to write a floppy
|-- RAWRITE12.DOC image under DOS or Windows.
|-- README.1st ZipSlack README and installation instructions.
|-- README.ppa Information about parallel port Zip drives.
|-- bootdisk.img A bootdisk you can use to boot ZipSlack.
|-- fourmeg.txt README for the 8MB swapfile package for ZipSlack.
|-- fourmeg.zip An 8MB swapfile useful on machines with low RAM.
|-- split/ ZipSlack split into floppy-sized chunks.
`-- zipslack.zip ZipSlack as a single Zip archive.
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