Install Slack 10, resize partitions w/o losing data
On seeing Slackware 10 on the front of a Linux Format mag, I decided to give it a whirl (no more rpms!!). Just wondering on how I should install it.
I have two hard disks, both 20gb.
On one is XP, the whole lot has been formatted NTFS.
(hdc1)On the second, I have partition "Bridge" which is 3gb FAT 32, so I can move files between OSs.
(hdc2)Then I have my boot partition for RedHat 9 which is 102mb.
(hdc3)On my / of RedHat I have 14.8gb of space, I have ~11gb which is free.
(hdc4)Then I have something which is about 760mb of Win95 Ext'd (LBA) . Don't know what that is, I think RedHat did it.
(hdc5) I have Linux swap, not sure how big it is though, but Slack could share it as it is volatile?
I also have something which isn't on any fs, and is on /dev/shm. It isn't very helpful that most of the things I use to check how much space I have give different answers. Like df, KDE Control Panel, fdisk -l. But I deduce that about 1337mb (sighs) is shared between the swap and "/dev/shm".
Currently I am going through on bootup "Select OS (etc etc) Windows or RedHat. I select Windows, boots straight into it. Select RedHat, and I get (LILO? - it doesn't look like GRUB) RedHat or DOS. Select RedHat....uncompressing vmlinuz etc etc.
So I am really asking for two things, can I split up my / partition non-destructively, and allocate a partition to Slackware and one to RedHat? How would I set up something to boot into Slackware, and not muck up XP?
Sorry about the "verbosity" but I see a lot of "More information needed" replies, and I guess you might as well get it right the first time.