Ok, I got a 180GB HD that had WinXP/Ubuntu and I wanna install Slack onto the XP partition.
Problems; this HD I bought used with XP on it, first I just wanted to dual-boot XP/Ubuntu; but somethings wrong with XP-so I'm gonna install slack in it's place.
The issue is the HD itself-seems something went astray when I installed Ubuntu-the first 2MB of the HD are "unallocated", then hda1(win), then another "unallocated" 2MB, followed by Ubuntu and swap.
Don't know why, as it was a auto-install by Ubuntu-never seen it do that before...
Anyway-so I'm gonna install slack and I need advice on two things-
1) Possible to fix the unallocated spaces or leave it be?( I don't wanna lose Ubuntu/re-install)?
2) Need advice on Lilo install- will lilo,etc freak out about the partition layout?
Here is the info-
root@bz-desktop:/home/bz# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 164.6 GB, 164696555520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20023 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xedaaedaa
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 9868 79260742+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 9869 20023 81570037+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 9869 19740 79296808+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 19741 20023 2273166 82 Linux swap / Solaris
But Gparted says this-screenshot
So, what gives?
And, how to set up lilo to boot both slack and ubuntu and will lilo accept that partition layout?