Ok, I decided to go ahead and try to partition using fdisk. I first used Partition Magic to delete all partitions except my Windows partition. Then I used the Linux fdisk provided on the Slack 9 CD to set up the following:
/dev/hda1: Windows (FAT32)
/dev/hda2: Linux Swap
/dev/hda3: Linux Native
From my research online, I found that most sites and posts said that LILO would recognize Linux even if its partition extended past the 1024 boundry, and that a /boot partition was not necessary, so this is the way I've set it up.
Now, the Slack CD told me to type pkgtool for instructions on how to mount my partitions under /mnt. Following the instructions, I typed the following:
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt -t ext3 (since I wanted it to be ext3, not ext2, like the sample said)
And received the error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda3, or too many mounted file systems
I then tried:
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt -t ext2
and received the same error. The only thing I can think of is that I never actually "formatted" the partitions or did anything where I set the Linux Native partition to ext2/ext3. Is this my problem? If so how do I go about doing this? Also, do I only need to mount my /dev/hda3 and not also my swap space?