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Old 04-01-2004, 02:56 PM   #31
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Well, if i just wanted to use the setup partitioner, would i make /swap and / logical or primary?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:59 PM   #32
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If you have Partition Magic, use it to create the free space. I'm not too sure how the Linux partitioner (cfdisk) is on Windows partitions - esp. NTFS.

Just create freespace, use cfdisk to create /, /swap and poss. /home (but that's your choice) and in the install, you will be asked which is /swap and which is /
 
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I'm at that step, but before I make it, I have to make it either a logical partition or a primary, can anyone tell me which one to use?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:03 PM   #34
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Primary, as I recall (if you already have Linux partitions on there - which you may have, don't I recall you trying Fedora? - just reuse them). You don't need to do any partitioning, simply allow Slack to format the partitions.
 
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No, I used to used SuSE, but I reformatted /dev/hdb.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:11 PM   #36
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aah, go with primary, set up your partitions and then don't forget to use the "write to disk" option to 'fix' them in place. Then type setup and you're ready to roll.
 
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one final question (i hope)

do i make the / or the /swap drive the bootable one?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:16 PM   #38
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The / (or root) partition.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:23 PM   #39
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I got it installed, thanks for all the help guys.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:28 PM   #40
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The use of logical vs. primary is sort of dictated by how many paritions you want. If you are only putting 4 and not more, go all primary. IF more than that you have to make some of them logical.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:07 PM   #41
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That wasn't too hard now, was it??
 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:58 AM   #42
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Cool Squall - glad to hear you have finally successfully installed Linux.

Suggestion, for an easy life, do this:
as root, run updatedb
go to www.swaret.org and download swaret
cd to the directory you have stored it in
type in: installpkg swaret(hit tab to autocomplete)
when it has installed, still as root, copy swaret.conf.new to swaret.conf
edit swaret.conf to not exclude anything (add # where you see the word exclude)
save it and, still as root, run: swaret --update
then, when it's done that, run: swaret --upgrade -a (this will bring 9.1 up to date)
if you are feeling especially brave, re-edit swaret.conf to change your version number from 9.1 to current (overwrite the 9.1 near the top of the page with the word current)
do swaret --update, then swaret --upgrade -a

Note: the upgrade to current isn't entirely necessary, 9.1 has kde 3.2 and a host of other new files, incl. Gimp 2

Enjoy.
 
  


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