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Old 05-08-2004, 09:35 PM   #16
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Use the "pipe" (usually the shift character above the bacward slash found above your enter key)

dmesg <space> | <space> less

You'll have page by page viewing.

OR you could direct the output to a file
Code:
dmesg >> dmesg.txt
Voila! A text file with your dmesg output in it. Neat, eh?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 09:41 PM   #17
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Ok vectordrake I will give that a try, THANKS!

Demonbane, ok so I have a 2 memory cards, 512MB+256MB so I'll make my swap partition 232MB

Ok, so my swap partition is 232MB and my boot partition is 50GB, does that sound right? The main partition (my / "root" partition) does need to be a boot patition right?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 09:48 PM   #18
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But it wouldn't hurt to go with 256MB for my swap partition would it? I guess I am aiming for that b/c it sounds better than 232MB, oh well LOL....

....also I should note that my windows OS is installed on /dev/hde and I was planning on installing linux on /dev/hdf and also that on /dev/hdf I have hdf1, hdf2, hdf3 (linux swap), hdf4 (linux Boot)

hdf1 and hdf2 are partitions I created that I could download stuff to, etc... both of which are also 50GB

Is that a bad idea to have those? Just thought I should mention that.

or if I left /dev/hde (the 80GB drive with only windows on it) as the boot partition then would it also search hdf to find that linux was on there, or would I still keep the Linux partition on /dev/hdf a boot partition as well?

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Old 05-08-2004, 10:01 PM   #19
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Looks good so far. I'd make a small change in what you're gonna partition. Make a smaller root partition. Reserve about 5-10G for "/" and the rest for "/home". Your programs won't take up nearly as much space as your files and if you make a seperate partition for the files, you protect yourself better from any filesystem corruption that may occur. Also, you might want to try other distros and you can keep your files by seperating them from the operating system.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 10:04 PM   #20
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yea using 256mb is ok
Don't worry about boot partitions or whatever, create 2 partitions, one for swap and one for / , thats all you need. If you already have these 2 partitions on hdf then you can install Slackware in there.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 10:11 PM   #21
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Vectordrake that makes tons of sense! I will surely do that next time, right now I cannot b/c you are only able to create 4 primary partitions, anything afte that is unusable. Next time I will merge the 2 partitions I had for downloads and files so I can create 3 for linux. For now I have one swap and one linux patition, I'm gonna write them now.

BRB
 
Old 05-08-2004, 10:26 PM   #22
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Well I am doing the FULL install, and so far everything seems to be going quite well... After it is done I am worried about configuring LILO... I am reading a little from http://www.slackware.com/book/index....urce=x209.html and I'm hoping that will help me with LILO. (I have seen LILO before when I unsuccessfully installed Debian Linux and I had no idea what I was doing)

Well, Thanks EVERYONE especially Demonbane and Vectordrake (actually you two were the only people so lol oh well) you have helped me get further with this than I ever thought I would.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:11 PM   #23
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....................Now I can't figure out how to boot into the KDE environment, I am on the Slackware 9.1 bootable Linux CD-ROM (CD 2) b/c when I removed the discs It tried to boot straight into Windows XP Pro (on /dev/hde) and when I tried putting the floppy disk I created for a boot disk it said something about an error. I logged in as root and all I get is a command line. I want KDE! LOL I'm sure I have to type something in but I don't know what.........
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:17 PM   #24
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Where did you install LILO, and what's the error when you use a bootdisk?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:21 PM   #25
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Well I told it to do the simple install of LILO so it would do it automatically. The error I get from my bootdisk is "Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue"
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:28 PM   #26
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So in a nutshell here is what I have:

I have 2 hdd's on my Ultra-ATA card, both are western digital. I have an 80GB (/dev/hde) and a 200GB (/dev/hdf) hard drive. Windows XP is installed on the 80GB drive, on the 200GB drive I already had 2 partitions, for downloads and files for my Windows OS. Then I created 2 more partitions, one for the swap partition and the other for Slackware itself. I chose the simple automatic install of LILO and when I boot up without any discs in my drives then it boots automatically to Windows XP, and if I boot up with the bootdisk that Slackware made for me it gives me the following error - "Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue."
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:30 PM   #27
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How did you login as root if you can't boot Slackware at all?
but anyway take a look at /etc/lilo.conf and see what "boot=" is set to.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:39 PM   #28
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I kept the CD2 of Slackware in my drive after the installation was complete and rebooted and at the top of the screen it said "Slackware 9.1 bootable Linux CD-ROM"

And it allowed me to login as 'root' or as 'guest' and when I logged in as root it said I had mail, and it also gave me a random quote (or joke) and left me at the command.

On the CD I am logged in as root but when I try to switch over to /dev/hdf4 (the linux boot directory) it says "Permission denied" and when I just type /etc/lilo.conf it says "No such file or directory"
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:47 PM   #29
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Is there some way I can back to the screen I had before that asked me how I would like to set LILO up? I chose the Simple option before but now I wish I would have chose Expert so that I could actually have looked at the lilo.conf file.
 
  


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