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Ok so my laptop hd crashed yesterday and theyre sending me out a new one. I would like to install win xp on a partition and slack on the other.
I would like to install windows first, acctually I think you have to cause windows likes to be first on the hd. I read this somewhere. Is this true? This would also be great because I could use partition magic from my windows install and partion my disk easily.
NTFS is supposed to be a faster file system. But I dont think linux can only read an NTFS fs. It cant read/write. If this is true, I should use FAT32 fs if I want to read/write? I am thinking for security reasons it might be better to only be able to read my windows partiton...
In red hat the partitioning of / /usr and /home were done for you given the space for the entire linux partition during the initial set up. What will I have to look forward to when using slack? Will it automatically configure my partitions for / /usr /home and swap space or is it going to be manual maddness? And if it is manual what should I use as my set up on a 10 to 13 gig slack partition?
Thanks for the help you guys are great! Kudo's to the mods.
you're better off installing windows first. If you don't want to write to the win partition, then use ntfs - it is faster than fat32.
slackware requires you to manually setup the partitions. I think the latest install routine came with a step where you run a linux partitioning tool (non-gui). Have a swap partiton somewhere between 250 and 500mb, a / partition and /home. I think a 'full' Slack installation needs about 4GB so your / should be at least that big.