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Before I start with this I figure I should state that I am very very new to linux. I used to have a red hat distro but barely worked with it. With that out of the way on to the problem. I am attempting to install Slackware 9.0. I boot up okay with the CD and login as root but then it tells me I have to set up partitions before I run setup. I am okay with the I try to run either fdisk or cfdisk and it tells me they arent' there. Why aren't they there and how do I find them.
Also we seem to have a miscommunication. The problem is not that I am not using fdisk correctly it is that it cannot find fdisk. I have fixed it so that the drives are in proper order and I have tried the various commands for fdisk all give me filename not found which tells me it is that fdisk is missing. How can I either do ther before booting with the slackware CD or get it on a floppy and access the floppy when I boot with the CD
Sounds like a bad cd burn/ or download to me. I understand what you're saying. cfdisk or fdisk should be all the command you need anyway (it's all I ever type during install or otherwise). If the command can not be found I would check the md5sum against the ISO you downloaded to see if it's ok. If it isn't, download it again. If it is, try burning the ISO again and make sure to use error checking.