Install Slackware

Using the installer

assuming BIOS/legacy/CSM mode

partitioning using fdisk or cfdisk e.g.

    DOS/MBR
    partition 1 -- / -- 25 GiB -- MARK AS BOOTABLE FOR SYSLINUX -- EXT4
    partition 2 -- SWAP -- 7 GiB
    (the rest of the disk e.g. for /data/)

software selection

the slackware installer prompts for install settings, here are some answers

Post-install

if you went for a short hostname then also tune /etc/hosts so it resolves HOST.localdomain.

see postinstall for a full-blown sysprep

Patch

Unless that’s current or you went boostrap, you are outdated already. you need to upgrade your system!

slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all

Got serial?

is your console a shitty one?

then you need to enable SSH password auth temporarily, just to push your public keys over there.

or you got a true console with the advantage of being copy/paste capable?

then just edit authorized keys and switch to SSH already.


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