Installing Slackware Linux from SSH


Using a french keyboard, it can be complicated having to type in US layout through the VNC connections of Cloud VM providers or a virtualisation software console.

Here’re a couple of shell commands that permit installing Slackware Linux using the SSH daemon that ships on the installer image.

After booting on the Slackware Install DVD, select the keyboard map and login as root. Set a root password for better security:

# passwd root

Acquire an IP address:

# dhcpcd eth0

Start the SSH built-in daemon:

# /etc/rc.d/rc.dropbear start

You can now login to the machine using SSH and the configured IP.