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I tried to install slackware 10.1 into a second partition so i can dual boot it with the existing windows partition. I go through the wizard, and the lilo, but when i restart, i never get prompted to choose slackware over windows. bottom line, how hard is slackware to simply install? is there a better how-to? also i want the latest version of kde cause i am new to linux. any help?
I didn't find Slackware that hard to install, there's an installation guide available which isn't that hard to follow. You can find it here. I don't know about upgrading KDE, you probably have to upgrade all the packages and that will take a while. Did you install LILO to the MBR? I'm assuming you're still getting Windows' bootloader (that's what it sounds like).
I do agree with "Nylex"
if its not prompting for slackware along with windows then it indicates that its bootloader ( lilo ) is not in MBR.
If its the problem then using the first cd of slackware, go to rescue mode and install bootloader.
when you do your slack install it asks where to place lilo, I always choose mbr, but thats just me....others may do things different. As far as kde 3.4 this is how I do it again, again your mileage may vary. http://www.linuxpackages.net/
download packages then cd into dir and do a
and dont forget to install the pkgs that dont start with a k.....I believe there is a cyrussasl or something.......hope this helps.
you should have been asked to install a root password.....login as root and imediately following add yourself as a user account with
at terminal and as root
follow the questions then log out and log back in as a your user account. It is ok to just accept the defaults for password expiration and everything else when adding you r new account, just make sure to set a password.......
then type startx and you are good to go....
I suggest before typing startx as normal user to configurine your window manager to be kde....
type as normal user
follow instructions and there you go.
well, when i try "startx", no error messages are seen, it just looks like it loads some things, and then looks like it is going into the graphical screen, but then stays black. if i type statkde, then it gives me an error with kd personalizer or something saying, cannot connect to x server. it runs again and again, etc, i can type, but cannot stop it from displaying this logn chain of cannot connect.
Sounds to me like X needs to be configured for your video card. This can either be easy or hard, depending on a multitude of variables. What video card do you have? If you don't know, typing "lspci" will give you the goods on your system.
ok currently i have two, but i disabled one(the onboard vid card) and am using a gforce 4 mmx 64mb. i tried to run startx under root, and it gave me this error "XIO: fatal IO error 104(connection reset by peer on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining