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Old 12-30-2005, 06:02 AM   #16
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My simple suggestion is to go to www.slackware.com and read about zipslack.
It has simple, beautiful step by step documentation. By the way, slackware is here to learn about linux...

You need to use fdisk (cfdisk) in order to format "dos C:" "dos E:" and "dos F:" partitions acording to linux types 83 and 82. One type is for linux native partition and the other for swap. To start fdisk use the command:
fdisk /dev/hda1
Than go and install zipslack...

Good luck!

Dan

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Old 01-02-2006, 03:47 PM   #17
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I tried this using the linux kernel that i exited to when the installation failed. it would only show up the first hard disk though.

if i type

#cfdisk /dev/hda2

will that come up with options for the second HD?
 
Old 01-02-2006, 03:49 PM   #18
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You should use "cfdisk /dev/hdb" as hda2 refers to the second partition on the first disk.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 06:25 PM   #19
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ah thanks..will try that tonight then.. i was almost on the point of giving up and re-installing m$ win98 for a few months until my next attempt
 
Old 01-03-2006, 12:03 PM   #20
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Thank-you, I have finally got it running, albeit very slowly (I guess due to low specs). I had re-do the partitions though because it was complaining about logical partitions overlapping, but it's working now, thank-you
 
Old 01-04-2006, 08:37 AM   #21
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It is often a problem that trimming an older system in order to make it useful requires some skill. Everyone can put a heavy distribution on a new box and make it run; making an old one fly, however - that is an artform.
I used a laptop with 600 MHz and 32 MB RAM for a while as my work machine away from home. It required a very slim Slackware system, but eventually it worked quite well.

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Old 01-05-2006, 09:28 AM   #22
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one thing i have found is that on start-up it tries to 'initialing network'. I have no modem, or network card - it is a standalone computer. How can I bypass this?
 
  


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