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Old 03-22-2004, 02:38 PM   #31
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i considered your "installation guide", but I just have no space to spare on my win drive. I just *love* music...
Could you tell me how to partition my Linux drive? I don't know how to make several partitions and "bind" them to home, or /root or /usr
Could you tell me how to do that under slackware?
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Old 03-22-2004, 02:40 PM   #32
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I'm sorry for not being able to tell you if that worked for me or not...
now winxp is on my master drive... anyway thanks
 
Old 03-22-2004, 04:10 PM   #33
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It depends on what you're trying to do. You don't have to make any additional partitions, other than / (root) and /swap. I don't have any, in fact, in terms of /home, or /usr, or /var (though I am considering moving /home to a separate partition).

What I have done is moved my (Windows) data into separate partitions from the OS (I had done this years ago, under Windows, ever since a borked version of Norton Utilities ate my hdd, partition by partition. *shudder*). I (speaking for myself), absolutely never keep anything but the actual OS on the C:\ drive. All my installed (Windows) apps are on a separate partition, and all my data (music files, text files, picture files, etc) are (most definitely!) on yet another partition. Because if Windows goes down (and it will, and it will likely need a reformat and reinstall when it does), I am blasted well not going to lose my data, thank you very much-- and lose my data I surely will, if I use "My Documents", "My Pictures", "My Music", "C:\Program Files" and C:\Documents and Settings\my user name\mozilla\profile\default\random string\Mail". So I don't use them. At all, if I can help it (though some new games seem to like putting their save files in My Documents. Dammit).

So what my guide was about was making these previously-created partitions available easily under Linux, with read-write user access--both local and across the network-- especially if you're booting more than one distro.

But if you have all your stuff in My Music, you can perfectly well access it by mounting the C:\ drive in /mnt/whatever and using your file manager normally. If you have all your stuff on a NTFS drive, then you probably won't have write access (unless you upgrade to kernel 2.6.x where write access is now said to be stable, but I wouldn't know as I don't use NTFS either), but that gets into more complex instructions which may not be relevant, since I don't know what you're trying to accomplish.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 04:17 PM   #34
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No problem. It's tradition. I should pay more attention to the LQ Wiki than here, anyway.

Glad you got it worked (or working) out.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 04:38 PM   #35
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that's the same as me. I have 4 partitions setup for win.
C for win and progs, d for games, e for data, f for setups
so if i have to do a reinstall, i will wipe out c, but before that backup all user data relevant, like favorites, mail, chat buddies, etc.
I do that with a Knoppix CD
yeah, i hate that new games, too. Like MaxPayne
do you know how to make a own partition for /home ???
and could you tell me where to get information about conf files, and meanings of their contents, and how to configure hardware and stuff?
thanks again
 
Old 03-22-2004, 05:03 PM   #36
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Best possible resources:

The Slackware Linux Project: Slackware Linux Essentials

Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

But if you're going to reinstall Slack anyway, the instructions at The Slackware Linux Project: Installation Help give some basic instructions for using cfdisk to create the partitions you want (or you could pre-create them under Windows if you have a partitioning program installed there-- if you do that, make the partitions as ext2 and reformat them to any other fs you might want during Slack install), and then all you need to do is set the mount point for a given partition as / or /home or /usr or whatever normally during the install process.

You might also want to read through Bitbender Forums - Installing Slackware Linux, which is a pretty good walkthru of the install process.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:05 AM   #37
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thanks!! I got it! A dual boot system...that's what I wanted
thanks for the resources, I knew the slackware_essentials.pdf
but thanks for the links
but somehow, I'm cursed. REALLY *BAD* CURSE
Now I can't startx properly, only a black screen....before it worked. I did xf86setup but no matter which combination I tried, it didn't work....
well I gonna make a new thread for that...
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:17 AM   #38
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I can maybe save you the trouble of making a new thread--- if you've just reinstalled Slack, the default init level is 3 (meaning console login).

To get X to start automatically, change the default init level in /etc/fstab to 4. Helps to have a DM (KDM, GDM, XDM installed as well , so if you haven't installed KDE or (Dropline) GNOME yet, you might want to do so).

Hope that helps.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:32 AM   #39
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i know about that, but the xserver is not configured right...
i made a full install.One question to init level4: when I am working in KDE or another window manager, is it right that I can go to text console mode by pressing alt+Fx ?? and return to graphic by alt+F7??
And: could you tell me any console base text editor which is really easy to use? I don't know about vi and emacs at all, and I find them unconfortable to do fast small stuff. I want something like the dos edit. Is there something like that?
thanks
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:19 PM   #40
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You can go to a text console login on another virtual console by pressing CTRL+Alt+F(1-6); use F7 to get back to the original (main) console where X is running.

As for text editors, I think you'll find that nano or pico is the kind of thing you want. Just be aware that the "^" in front of the shortcut keys listed on the bottom of the screen stands for the "CTRL" key. So "CTRL+G" brings up the help, "CTRL+X" exits, "CTRL+O" is Save.

While you're checking out text-based programs, don't forget to try lynx, which is an excellent console web browser.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:43 PM   #41
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thanks
I don't have my inet configured yet. It's kind of difficult, because i have a usb isdn modem...
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:50 PM   #42
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Oh, in case it wasn't clear, when I said "use F7 to get back to the main console, etc", I meant CTRL-ALT-F7 (just replacing the previous F(1-6) with F7, which is always the original console).
 
Old 03-23-2004, 02:51 PM   #43
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i got kde running....i tried out every mode, and ended with 640x480, and than was able to change it using the control center.
Now the only things left are mouse, sound, 3d support, auto mount for my win partitions, my network card, my AVM Fritz USB ISDN, and at the moment, strangely I can't mount cds...
When I try to mount them there is an error like "Not a valid block device"
I added the options "hdc=ide-scsi; hdd=ide-scsi" for my cds
Do you have an easy to follow solution for any of those?
Now that I can work from kde it is lots easier to use a text editor
 
  


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