slackware can't install

cody churst35 at
Sat Aug 25 19:53:56 EDT 2007

 suggest a lot of the documentation on a lot of subjects like this be 
rewritten from scratch since a lot of it is out of date.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 1:51 PM
Subject: re: slackware can't install

> Because the speakup.i kernel was removed.  It used to be there at one
> time.  I think a determination was made that the speakup.s kernel would
> work for ide disks too and that freed up some space on the CD for other
> software. One note that should maybe be added to the speakup documentation
> for slackware is about swap partitions needing to be twice the ram size
> that's on a computer.  With slackware, it's possible to create a swap
> partition first then create the remaining partitions after that.  A note
> about shadowconfig on might help some, and a note about slapt-get could go
> a little way towards helping new users keep up with new updates.  None of
> this stuff is mentioned by Patrick in the welcome message.  The hosts.deny
> and hosts.allow files would be another good topic to cover even if all
> that's done is to suggest new installers read their man pages.
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