2. Salix, first try
To download, you can use a direct download or a download via torrent.
Because there are very few seeders, downloading from Sourceforge is
the way to go.
I downloaded the Salix64 Xfce 14.2 DVD ISO (x86_64, 64-bit).
2.2. Install in VirtualBox
Because I do not want to rush into things and I like to get a feeling
before I totally commit myself, I first installed on VirtualBox.
The installation is smooth. It requires some manual answers and it
has the simplicity of a Slackware install. The installation itself
gave no problems.
After the installations, I wanted to use the full-screen mode and for
that you need to install Vbox guest additions. To install them, you
need the kernel source. However, the kernel source package is of
a newer date than the actual kernel.
The solution is to bring all the kernel packages to the latest version.
Salix has the idea, that you need to update the kernel, and some other
packages, conscientiously. That mean that you cannot do it via the GUI.
Updating the kernel proved to be rather simple. First update
from the command line:
slapt-get -i glibc
next, for all kernel packages in
For me (clean Salix 14.2), that meant:
slapt-get -i kernel-firmware
slapt-get -i kernel-headers
slapt-get -i kernel-huge
slapt-get -i kernel-modules
slapt-get -i kernel-source
was not installed, but it was needed for the guest additions. To be sure, do a
and reboot. Then it all should work.
In fact: it is the simplest way to initialize the system.