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Old 08-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question partitioning, swap, file system, and setup on partition


I just started using slackware as it's all command line, it seems very difficult to use and setup partitions and setting up swap partitions and naming file systems and labeling and trying to install slackware?

i've very confused and could use some assistance.
 
Old 08-21-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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If you need some assistance, ask a specific question. You will probably have better luck if you post here under Slackware in Distributions as there are a large number of LQ members who are Slackware users.
 
Old 08-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #3
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Perhaps you should be using something more beginner-friendly?

If you were attracted to Slackware because you were looking for something very reliable, then Salix will give you the Slackware programs with a more friendly installer to set it all up.

If you were told it's the best way to learn Linux, it isn't: you can learn from any distro.

If you're just looking for any distro, then Mint and Mepis are probably the easiest. Read the instructions on the website before installing!

If you are going to keep Windows, defragment it first. You'll be shrinking the Windows partition (that currently occupying the whole disk) to make way for Linux. The installer will have a program to do that and I'd suggest you create
partition 2, say 10GM: for the software (the "root partition"); mount point "/"
partition 3, as much as you can spare: for your files; mount point "/home"
partition 4, the size of your memory: the swap partition
 
Old 08-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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Hello rayceny, welcome to LQ,
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I just started using slackware as it's all command line, it seems very difficult to use and setup partitions
the Slackware-installer doesn't do the partitioning for you, you should use fdisk, it is very easy to use. Read here: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/

You'll need a / (root) partition of about 10GB and a partition for /home and one for the swapspace, be sure to change the partition-id of the swap-partition to 82.
Quote:
and setting up swap partitions and naming file systems and labeling and trying to install slackware?

i've very confused and could use some assistance.
The rest is easy, the installer detects the swap-partition and configures it automatically.

Markus
 
Old 08-22-2011, 04:38 AM   #5
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Or use cfdisk for partitioning, it's a bit more newbie friendly than fdisk. After the installer asks you to sign in as root, enter this at the prompt:
Code:
cfdisk /dev/sda
 
Old 08-22-2011, 05:10 AM   #6
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This 1 made for easy install
http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sys...allation1.html
 
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