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Well, it is not really the installation that is a problem, but how to install. I have read the online installation guide from slackware.com but it is less than informative, especially since I have downloaded an ISO image, and this case never comes up in the guide.
My question is, how do I install Slackware when I have a CD? I already have RedHat 9.0 and Windows ME installed. Can I install Slackware to a seperate partition from RH and ME, or do I have to anyway, or what? I have no idea what to do!!!!
I'm not sure I understand your question(s). Can your computer boot from the Slackware CD that you have? If it does not try to go into the BIOS settings of your computer and set the boot order so that it boots from the CD. Then restart your computer with the install CD in the drive.
> I already have RedHat 9.0 and Windows ME installed.
So then you have a dual boot system already set up and you can choose which to use at boot time right?
> Can I install Slackware to a separate partition from RH and ME, or do I have to anyway, or what?
Yes, you will need to create another partition. I've always started out with an empty harddrive, then created the partitions in unpartitioned space and then installed the various OSes (Windows, Linux, ...). Unless you have unpartitioned space available for your slackware install, you will have to use something like Partition Magic to create a new partition.
You might want to look into ZipSlack (?) if you've got a spare FAT partiton.....
Haven't really tried to have more than 1 distro at a time but I think that you have to add partitions and put Slackware on those...
It should work just you keep in mind which partitions belong to what OS.
When I try to install from the CD, I have tried the install everything and the choose packages options, and every time, when it is installing the very first set of packages, it comes up with
"Fatal Error while installing: ..."
I hit enter at the OK button, and it does it with the very next package. At that point, I just Ctrl+C and reboot. Has anyone ever experienced this sort of thing?
I am still getting the exact same errors in the exact same places. This is definitely strange. I have downloaded the two ISOs two times each, to make sure it was not the ISO itself. I downloaded them from the link on LQ, at http://iso.linuxquestions.org/version.php?version=1 under the x86 (not BitTorrent) header. Has anyone else had problems with these particular files? Well, I can not figure this one out. I would expect it to have worked by now. I am going to try some of the other download mirrors.