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Old 09-26-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Question slax iso and windows 98 dual booting


Hi,

I have a windows 98 box.
I have a slax ISO and a slax TAR.
My slax TAR has all the modules I want.
My windows 98 hard drive has only 1 partition and is fully formatted.
I have used windows 98 to download my TAR.
I want to dual boot slax and windows 98.
How do I go about this?
So do I have to repartition?
If so then how?

Kind Regards,

Robert. ( complete newbie to linux )
 
Old 09-27-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
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Boot from slax cd/dvd and while partitioning the HDD for slax installation resixe the C drive.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 12:34 AM   #3
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And this links will be useful for you

http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action...parentID=20957

http://gr8idea.info/os/tutorials/slax/install.html
 
Old 09-27-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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Angry Failed big time

I started with an 80GB hard drive with fat32 and win98 installed.

I now have a 12GB hard drive with a 6GB partition and win98 installed on 6gb partition.

I have lost 68GB down the drain.

i tried gparted. it would not even start. I tried to qtparted it was embarrassingly poor. it did not do anything i asked and broke my 80 gb hard drive.

all in all a complete failure.

what i need is a partitioning tool that works on slax!
 
Old 09-27-2010, 07:49 PM   #5
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you could use my ClutchOS SCR (Slackware Current Rescue)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4062341

its just like slax but better for rescue
 
Old 09-28-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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Arrow A bit better

I have now successfully found and restored 75GB of my hard disk in ext2.
I have now successfully installed slax on the hard drive.
I have now successfully booted slax from hard drive.

now my problems are:

i have 100 modules stored on my usb drive that I want on boot up activated.

the most important of these is openoffice3.2.

When I activate using "slax module manager" it does not work.

always saying:

"some error occurred while activating module"

I just want to copy these files into /slax/modules folder which does not exist!
 
Old 09-28-2010, 07:47 AM   #7
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you mean /slax/modules folder on hdd doesnt exist?

how did you install slax to hdd?
is it still like the livecd or is it like a real hdd install?
 
Old 09-29-2010, 12:07 AM   #8
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I have created a HDD installation of slax.
by using a slax livecd then running slax6-install.kmdr
 
  


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