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Old 03-10-2008, 11:57 PM   #31
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just stay with your XP..
btw.. try Slackware.

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Old 03-11-2008, 12:54 AM   #32
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Ebay has got slackware on a DVD for 6 bucks. I'm not putting out 60 bucks on the Slackware site. Not with the luck I'm having. I sent the Ebay seller a question "What happens to my copy of XP when I install Slackware?" Let you know what he says later. Thanks for keeping your cool - dam sure lost mine!
 
Old 03-11-2008, 01:00 AM   #33
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I got Ubuntu 7.0 on a CD that I have not tried on my machine. It was the one that took me 5 tries to get running on the old clunker machine.

Because it is only a CD will it go out to get tons of updates like SUSE and Debian did??????
 
Old 03-11-2008, 06:20 AM   #34
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Ebay has got slackware on a DVD for 6 bucks. I'm not putting out 60 bucks on the Slackware site. Not with the luck I'm having. I sent the Ebay seller a question "What happens to my copy of XP when I install Slackware?" Let you know what he says later. Thanks for keeping your cool - dam sure lost mine!
I can tell you that I live with XP and Slack installed for 7(seven) years just well.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 05:40 PM   #35
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Ebay has got slackware on a DVD for 6 bucks. I'm not putting out 60 bucks on the Slackware site. Not with the luck I'm having. I sent the Ebay seller a question "What happens to my copy of XP when I install Slackware?" Let you know what he says later. Thanks for keeping your cool - dam sure lost mine!
what happens to your xp is up to you, you set up your partitions yourself, it doesn't do it for you, slackware does not hold your hand
 
Old 04-08-2008, 02:29 AM   #36
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slowlane reply partition dilema

Having read the thread, if you add 'em up ther are more Gigs here than on the 250 drive so it must be affecting more than the D drive, to my simple logic! I would want to know exactly was likly to happen before going to happen but can't help much further.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 03:10 AM   #37
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Well this is quite strange, but it doesn't seem to be anything that you can't handle slowlane. When you posted the output of the expert options for partitioning, it showed that it was trying to shrink a windows partition on /dev/sdb. sdb means the second drive found on the SCSI/SATA interface on your mobo, which im guessing is your D: drive. So maybe your windows is installed on your D: drive, or maybe SUSE is trying to put itself there. If you want to put SUSE on C:, you'll have to run fdisk as a few people mentioned earlier. Try hitting ctrl+alt+F2 instead of F1, this should take you to a command prompt instead of seeing the code or blank screen of the X server on tty1. If that works, login as root and run the fdisk -l command. If not you might be stuck having to configure your partitions through the SUSE installer, which will be more difficult. And in response to your frustration earlier, people here only ask questions to help answer your original question thoroughly. Please try not to get angry with people who are helping you, or else we won't be quite so inclined to do it anymore :-).

Please let us know how everything goes.

Cheers
 
Old 04-08-2008, 11:48 PM   #38
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I got Slackware installed - dont like it - I quit.

At least I tried - and - tried. It werent you guys' fault.

Thanks for hanging with me. Slowlane

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