protocoder wrote:Not sue why only install cd did not do the same thing.
It did, but you said no and we respect your no.
protocoder wrote:it did not ask me more than a screen of yes or no but live install cd made me feel that Lilo is doing something
Yes, it's doing something. Otherwise there wouldn't be much use in having it. Anyway the CLI installer might be somewhat more intimidating as it's actually just a modified Slackware installer. For additional user-friendliness there's the live installer.
What exactly was the problem for you?
BTW, actually just launching lilosetup (it's on the desktop I think, but definitely in the applications menu) would have been enough too.
protocoder wrote:Now I am struck in the same situation I was looking for other distributions.. ndiswrapper does not recognize the hardware when I point to same inf file which I copied from the windows drivers. I ensured I did blacklist b43,bcm43xx etc. I still do not get connected to net. Please can some one pass me the relevant driver for BCM4311, chipset id 14e4:4319 (rev o2) please.
According to this page your chipset should be supported by the native b43 linux driver: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drive ... ed_devices
So why not use that driver? It does not work out of the box because broadcom doesn't permit to redistribute the firmware. Therefor we are not allowed to include it in our installation images or make it otherwise available. But you can download and install it yourself. Just redistribution is not permitted.
Here are the instructions that should get your wireless up and running: http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/H ... less_cards
Don't forget to at least unblacklist the b43 driver!
protocoder wrote:2. Is there a way I can skip the prompts of login and password please. I am lone user in home so I would like to switch on and have all ready. I used to configure like that in Ubuntu9.10.
I guess you've got GDM as login manager. There's a menu entry somewhere under Settings or System for configuring the login (manager), I think. I'm not at a Salix box atm so can't check the exact location.
If you start that application you should be able to simply change the relevant setting.
protocoder wrote:3. I am using full version, is it just my observation that boot time is same or may be little longer than Ubuntu9.10 .. Is there something I can do about it.
Possibly. Not sure whether 9.10 uses systemd already. That makes a huge difference but I don't expect Slackware to adopt it any time soon. Apart from that I think Ubuntu uses dash to execute the startup scripts. That can make some difference too but can cause some incompatibilities as well. So that's not a change you can simply make either.
The one or other seconds can be gained by some minor tweaks to the startup scripts, but I wouldn't recommend those unless you know what you're doing.