Trouble Installing Slackware 4.0 on 486
I'm trying to get Linux on an old computer to learn it, i'm a total newbie. I've just reformatted the c: on an old 486 (66Mhz, 8MB Ram, 400MB hd). I'm trying to install Slackware Linux ver 4.0 and I can't get past the partitioning bit.
I deleted the old DOS partition and made a Linux Native one, but when i try to run setup, i get
etc scrolling down the screen by itself until i turn off the computer.
Somewhere, before i typed "root" to login, it said that with low memory, it would be better to create a Linux Swap partition, and to type things like
mkswap /dev /<partition>
swapon /dev /<partition>
but i dont know the name of the partition i've made or whether i should type those things while fdisk is running or not. I managed to change the Linux Native to Swap once, but it asked me what name partition again, which I don't know.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I should be doing?