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December 3, 2016

How to Install Slackel 4.14.21 KDE and Review on VMware

Slackel 4.14.21 KDE
Slackel 4.14.21 KDE Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install Slackel 4.14.21 KDE and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools on Slackel 4.14.21 for better performance and usability. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Slackel KDE on physical computer or laptop hardware.

Slackel 4.14.21 KDE Installation Steps:

  1. Download Slackel 4.14.21 KDE ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Slackel 4.14.21 KDE Review

Installing Slackel 4.14.21 KDE and Review on VMware

What is Slackel Linux?

Slackel is a Linux distribution based on Slackware and Salix. It is fully compatible with Slackware and Salix but the difference is that it includes the current version of Slackware.  So Slackware users can benefit from Slackel repositories. It is available in three editions, KDE, Openbox and Fluxbox.
Slackel Linux Website:

Slackel 4.14.21 KDE New Features and Improvements

Slackel 4.14.21 "KDE Live" is available in 32-bit and 64-bit builds with the 64-bit media supporting UEFI. The 32-bit builds will boot on machines with or without PAE-enabled processors. The new release includes a script which will help users install the distribution on a USB thumb drive as well as several package updates. Slackel is based on Slackware Linux and Salix. Some of the software programs included in the ISO images: Linux kernel 4.4.23, Thunderbird 45.4.0, Firefox 45.4.0esr, FileZilla 3.16.1, gFTP 2.0.19, Pidgin 2.11.0, GIMP 2.8.18, LibreOffice 5.2.2.

For the live environment, standard user is "one" with password "one". User "one" is a super user. This is what you need to use applications that need super user privileges. You can also use the 'dd' command to write the ISO image to a USB stick, but some features like persistence will not be available. Live scripts has been changed and further developed to use the native overlay kernel module which is stable.

Hope you found this Slackel 4.14.21 KDE installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!


  1. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

  2. Yes, but what is the password to access the installation process. I have tried the "live" one, but there is no way to get anymore than the login screen.


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