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The Slackware Internationalization Project

Slint installer allows you to use your prefered language during installation, and add translated administration tools and manual pages to Slackware.

Download and check installer’s ISO image

Directory installers/ contains ISO images of installers for all supported Slackware editions and architectures.

These images are hybrid, meaning that they can be burned either on a CD (to make a bootable CD installer) or on an USB stick (to make a bootable USB installer).

Download the ISO image (ending in .iso) you want and its associated md5 file (ending in .md5), that allows you to check integrity of downloaded ISO image.

For instance to make a polyglot installer of an internationalized Slackware64-14.1, download in the same directory:

  • slint64-14.1.iso

  • slint64-14.1.iso.md5

then issue following command in the same directory:

md5sum -c slint64-14.1.iso.md5 # answer should be: OK

Burn the ISO image on a CD or an USB stick

Make a bootable USB stick

Warning
  • All previous content of the USB stick will be LOST

  • Re-read carefully your command to make sure that you didn’t write the name of a hard disk partition instead of that of the USB stick as this partition’s content would be IRRECOVERABLY LOST

On Linux plug in the USB stick, then check its name with following commands:

cat /proc/partitions
dmesg | tail

If its name is /dev/sdc for instance, type:

dd if=<filename.iso> of=/dev/sdc bs=1M

On Windows use application Rufus that is free and open source.

Make a bootable CD

On Linux type a command like this one:

cat <filename.iso> | cdrecord -v dev=/dev/cdrw speed=10 fs=8m -tao -eject -data -

On Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 use application InfraRecorder that is free and open source.

On Windows 7/8 use Windows Disk Image Burner, shipped with Windows 7 and 8

Use your CD or USB polyglot installer

Just insert the installation media (CD or USB stick) and reboot your machine.

When greeting screen appears, press [F3] if need be to display available languages for installation, and choose one.

During installation you will also need a source media, in other words a media containing Slackware packages, as they are not included in Slint installer. Packages can be installed from a Slackware CD or DVD, a Slackware USB stick, a pre-mounted directory, a hard drive partition, a Samba share, NFS (Network File System), FTP/HTTP server. When choosing the SOURCE in the menu, installer tells you what to do according to the kind of selected media.

To get a source media, follow this link: Get Slack

Tip If need be you can remove the installation CD to insert a DVD containing the packages instead, as at this time the installer will have been already loaded in memory.
Note Installed system contain polyglot administration tools and manual pages, page Slint package lists them.