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New - Partitioning Help (was "can't boot installation disk")
I changed the BIOS settings to make it load from CD first, it does *try* to read it,because the light of the reader flashes. This is my first experience with Linux, so I don't know, should I have a .iso on the CDs or separate files?
Right now, I have something like:
As folders in CD1, and some files like "README", "ChangeLog","Packages" and "FAQ" as files.
It goes just before the booting of the OS, and displays the flashing " _ " in the black background (Which it normally doesn't do), yet it always goes to Windows, no promptingor anything.
What am I doing wrong? I haven't done any partitioning or anything, just changed the BIOS so far.
Anything else I need to do?
I just downloaded that .dsk file for the floppy, and copied it to a floppy disk. Rebooted, and it said "Incorrect disk, change disk and press any key to continue"
But what is making me unable to boot from the CD's?
maybe your smb-image is bad or so ? ( or that floppy ...did you try another floppy ? )
to use the boot- an root-images from the cd ( like " bare.i " is a boot-image),
just juse rawritewin to write those to a floppy ( you need 3 in that case )
read the README.TXT-files in /bootsidisks and /rootdisks on your cd.
if there's nothing on that disk, just use fdisk to remove the old and make the new partitions
if you want to shrink existing partitions: there's lots of programs around
" able " to do that ; just google for " partition shrink " or so.
( i never used them and they don't promise it'll work ok, so backup data )
Ok, used Partition Magic (my father's copy) to resize the main partition (Windows, has stuff) to 41.582,3MB, and unpartitioned (Slack-to-be) 36.577,7MB
I'm confused at Slack's installation using fdisk though, about the starting cilinders and everything >.>
I only know I want like...29GB for me to use, and I know there are other things I need (Like /usr and /opt and such) and that0s where I want the other 6 GB to go.
Don't know what it wants when it talks about cilinders though, I only found a tutorial that talked about them, but it was about the author's own installation, not about what to do with the cilinders etc...
Tried to do it myself, and thank god it doesn't write automatically @_@
Can anyone tell me what I should do there? >.< Thanks!