Back in the linux world again

Doug Sutherland doug at
Sun Aug 26 22:48:56 EDT 2007


It may take some playing around in the final steps, but slackware 
packages are simple tar gzip files with directories relative to root,
and each package has an install script inside the archive. So you 
should be able to create a partition for slackware, extract the 
files there, and run the scripts. If you use the chroot command 
you can "change root" to the target partition and fool linux into
believing it is root. For further inspiration on this, see how the 
linuxfromscratch process creates a new linux system in this 

  -- Doug

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