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The Slackware Linux installation program is a text-based, menu-driven program that's easy to use. After you have defined your partitions, exit fdasd and start the setup program by typing setup at the prompt.
# setup
The setup program is quite easy to use and provides help throughout. Here's an explanation of what the various main menu options do.
Displays the Slackware Setup HELP file. This option is recommended for new users and even experienced users. It offers the latest information about the Slackware Linux distribution.
Attempts to detect any swap partitions/devices you have attached to the system. Gives you the option of not using any or all of them. Also gives you the option of not running the "mkswap" command against them if any are detected to already be in use by the system.
Selects the target directory. Most of the time this is /, but sometimes it is something else. This option scans for partitions and allows you to format (put a file system on) them as well.
Selects the source media for the Slack/390 Linux distribution. You can install from another DASD partition, an NFS mount, a pre-mounted directory, or from a Windows SMB/CIFS server.
This is where you pick which series you want to install. A checklist is displayed with a description for each series. You check the series that you want to install.
Installs the selected series to the target directory. You are given several prompting options. Each is geared towards different levels of experience. Below is a listing of the different prompting options.
full Install everything (up to 3GB of software)
newbie Use verbose prompting (and follow tagfiles)
menu Choose groups of packages from interactive menus
expert Choose individual packages from interactive menus
custom Use custom tagfiles in the package directories
tagpath Use tagfiles in the package directories

An option is also given to display the prompt mode help file, which may not be a bad idea if you don't understand the prompting modes.

This option takes you through the most important parts of the configuration process. That is, the root password, zipl configuration, network configuration (using netconfig), kernel installation, X setup, timezone, and a few other settings.
Exits the setup program.
After installing Slack/390 Linux and exiting the setup program, you can issue the
shutdown -h now
command to shutdown your new Slack/390 system. After that, re-IPL it from the HMC or the z/VM virtual console from the device number where the /boot directory resides.

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