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Old 01-23-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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Help in Installing Slackware Over SuSE


OK. I have SuSE 9.1 Home dual booted alongside Windows XP Home. I've used Mandrake, Fedora Core, and SuSE. I want to try Slackware however because all these distros have their own little annoyances. I want to install Slackware 10 over SuSE, which used GRUB. I tried the installer, but when it comes to installing in the chosen partition, I am confused. It only recognizes Windows (the NTFS partition). It doesn't show my SuSE or swap partitions. It just shows a "---" void space. Can someone please help me installing. Also, will my Microsoft MN-520 PCMCIA wireless notebook adapter work under Slack? I've gotten it working under all the above mentioned distros, just want to make sure it'll work under Slack.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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did you remove the suse-partitions ?
if so, use fdisk or cfdisk to create partitions before you start " setup "

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Old 01-23-2005, 01:21 PM   #3
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No, the SuSE partitions are still intact. Can't I write over them? How?
I want to have the partitions the same size and leave Windows alone.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:35 PM   #4
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well...then you should just choose those partitions as target to install...
is that not possible ?

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Old 01-23-2005, 01:45 PM   #5
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No, they're not listed. It only sees the Windows NTFS partition.
/dev/hda5 = swap partition }
/dev/hda6 = SuSE partition } They are not shown, however.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #6
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what if you removed and zero filled the suse partition while in windows with partition magic or some thing, creat another partition and then installed slack in the new partition
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:54 PM   #7
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I don't have partition magic though, that's the problem. And don't you have to pay for it? I know their might be a demo version of it... idk w/e. I always used the partitioner that came with mandrake or SuSE and never had a problem. Let me try something in the installer. I'll try to mount something with different parameters and see if it works. Before when I tried to mount the partitions it gave me some error about it being in some config file. I'll be back. Let me try something, and if it doesn't work, I'll come back with the error message.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:57 PM   #8
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doesn't the installer ask you where to put your " / " partition ?
...the you should fill in " /dev/hda6 "

same for the swap .

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Old 01-23-2005, 02:00 PM   #9
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i googled partition magic and found this . It should be fine if you just need to use it once. However if you really plan to use it i would by the full version.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:50 PM   #10
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OK, I fixed it. It just wasn't recognizing some crap I don't remember. First I accidently installed LILO in the root directory and so I had to reinstall and install it under the MBR. Now I run into some other problem. I set up Fluxbox as the default WM. I have no mouse. The cursor appears but it's not moving. I use the touchpad on my laptop and the other little ball thing on the laptop keyboard which also serves as a mouse, and then I tried a USB mouse and a regular mouse. They don't work. I remember seeing something during the install about a mouse being unser a serial port or something, CMOS or something like that, but that was only under LILO setup. How can I fix this?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 04:52 PM   #11
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C'mon people. Why doesn't my mouse work? I have tried modprobing usbcore, usb-o/uhci, input, busmouse, msbusmouse, yet with no success. I don't really care if my touchpad doesn't work; I just want my Logitech Wireless mouse to work. It has worked on all the other distros without me having to do any configuring.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 05:26 PM   #12
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well...what do you have in the xorg.conf file for your mouse ?

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Old 01-23-2005, 06:29 PM   #13
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Never mind I fixed it. I just have a crapload of other problems now that I have to deal with. Does Slackware have a tool like YaST or MCC to configure the system?
 
  


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