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Hi guys, I'm not very good with linux despite being a programmer for a good few years now , just seems like such a hassle when it comes to installing binary packages and just getting any sort of work done. Which is why I need to install windows on a second partition. However, right now I can't figure out how to re partition my slackware boot drive, the current structure of my install is like this
I would like to be able to re partition my sda2 into 2 different ones so I can put windows on the second and be able to run programs that don't work on linux or wine. I'd be very grateful for any help. I tried installing gparted but after I run "installpkg gparted.tgz" I can't find it anywhere. I also tried cfdisk and fdisk but they both don't come up with an option for adding a new partition. I also tried going on a live cd and using fdisk there but it won't even open there.
First, I haven't bought a copy of ms-anything since XP, so this may no longer apply, but back in those days, ms-windows had to be in the first partition on the drive and you had to install it before installing any other operating system, as it trashes the boot sector. Well, I guess you could install it with another OS on the drive and then go back and re-install the Linux boot manager. As I said, this maybe out dated information.
Hopefully, someone will come along and confirm or provide up to date installation instructions.
Last edited by cwizardone; 11-17-2015 at 08:27 AM.
Windows needs it's boot files on a primary partition and you can then install the system to a logical partition if you have no primary available. Not necessary in your case as you only have two partitions. The link below is to the GParted manual which should give you all the information you need to use it after downloading it and burning it as a bootable CD.