This page walks through the process of downloading Slint, verifying the ISO image with a checksum, writing the ISO to an installation medium, partitioning your hard disk, and briefly describes the installation process.
You can find the Slint64-184.108.40.206 ISO (most recent version) on this page.
You can also download the fileand its associated checksum directly with these commands:
wget http://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/slint-14.2.1/iso/slint64-220.127.116.11.iso wget http://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/slint-14.2.1/iso/slint64-18.104.22.168.iso.sha256sum
To verify the integrity of the downloaded image on Linux type in a terminal this command:
sha256sum -c slint64-22.214.171.124.iso.sha256sum
The result should be : OK
Else, redo the downloads.
This is a brief description of the process of creating a Slint installation medium on a DVD or USB stick.
Linux system, plug in the USB stick, and check it's name with the following command:
lsblk -o model,name,size,fstype,mountpoint
Let's assume that the name of the USB stick be /dev/sdb/. It could be named otherwise, so don't copy blindly the following comand. The command syntax to write the Slint ISO to a USB stick that resides at /dev/sdb is as follows:
dd if=slint64-126.96.36.199.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M status=progress && sync
Windows use an application like Rufus. It is free and open source.
Linux system insert the DVD and type the following command:
growisofs -speed=2 -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0=slint64-188.8.131.52.iso
Be sure to enter the full path to the Slint ISO on your filesystem.
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 system you can write to a DVD using the application InfraRecorder. It is free and open source.
Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 system you can use the Windows Disk Image Burner utility that is shipped with Microsoft Windows.
Slint requires a minimum of 30 gigabytes (30 G) of free space on a hard disk or solid state drive, that we will just name “device” in what follows.
You can dedicate a device to Slint, which will make installation easier and is thus recommended, or you can share a device with an already installed operating system like Windows, Mac OS, *BSD, or another Linux distribution.
To share a device with an existing operating system, you will need to make room on it for Slint, freeing at least 30 G.
You can do this two ways:
disk management. For Windows, click the
Run, and type in the prompt
diskmgmt.msc, then hit
You can create partitions for Slint either before or during installation.
If you are not accustomed to Linux you will probably find easier to do it before installation. We suggest to use gparted to do that. Gparted can shrink existing partitions to make room, as well as create new partitions in the freed space. If you do not have a system that supports Gparted (Microsoft Windows) you can use Gparted Live.
The commands cfdisk, fdisk, gdisk, cgfdisk and parted are available from the installer. You can use theme to partition the whole device or make the partitions for Slint in its freed space.
If you dedicate a device for Slint, the installer will propose to partition it for you. When done you can still tune the partitions' layout using one of the aforementioned commands.
Installing Slint needs:
EFI System(code ef00) size at least 100M. Even if you will boot in Legacy mode it won't hurt to have one.
swap. This is recommended especially if you want to hibernate your machine and if you have less than 8G of RAM. However, you can instead set up a swap file after installation.
You can also dedicate a partition for /home (but this is not mandatory, I don't) and other partitions for specific use cases.
downarrow keys and then hit [Enter] to begin the installation.
Please read the The illustrated installation process if you need detailed instructions. These instructions include screen shots.