LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-25-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
w00
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
installation and fdisk help


Hey, i want to install slackware 11.0, i have a drive that i partitioned a while ago. Its a dual boot, the one has Windows and the other partition has an old slackware version. I dont use that OS anymore cause it doesnt boot right. So i thoguht i might aswell install a new version.

But i need help with installing slackware. Cause i have to tell it somehow that i can use the old partition that already has slackware, and not the partition that has Windows on it.
But how do i do this? Do i have to use fdisk for this, and if so can you please exlpain how to do this in steps. Cause im pretty new to Linux.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 09:44 AM   #2
samac
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Westray, Orkney
Distribution: Slackware64-14.1 (multi-lib) KDE 4.11.4
Posts: 1,422

Rep: Reputation: 137Reputation: 137
Welcome to Slackware

The partitions already exist, so you should not have to use fdisk. Just boot your computer with disk one in the drive, and you will be given the option of where to install to.

/dev/hda1 is probably going to be windows, so install to another partition.

If you are not sure you can cancel before you format the partition and you should be OK.

If you are really new to Linux, I would use a live cd for a bit to get used to the partitioning info and filesystems.

Samac
 
Old 03-25-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
nutronix
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: montreal
Distribution: Slackware and XUbuntu
Posts: 110
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 17
welcome to the L.Q. forum w00 ;

The slackware installer will give you the choice as to what partition to install to.
Try and do some reading first , there are great tutorials on this here forum and on the net.

You will have to get acustommed to use ; http://www.google.com/linux and
this is worth reading also ; http://www.slackersbible.org/

have fun

Last edited by nutronix; 03-25-2007 at 09:48 AM.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 11:33 AM   #4
w00
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the info, but i just noticed that i have a bad sector(s) on my HDD, so thats kinda a problem right now.
Im trying to fix that first
 
Old 03-25-2007, 02:24 PM   #5
bobaye
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Riverside CA
Distribution: Slackware first, then everything else
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 15
You could try "cfdisk" w00 - it should give you a good graphical idea of how you hard drive is laid out with partition #'s and file system type.
Make some notes and then hit "q" to exit without making any changes if it looks useable for what you want.
 
  


Reply

Tags
fdisk, installation, slackware


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weird fdisk problem (Fdisk unable to see winxp partitions) khidot Slackware - Installation 5 04-07-2007 09:26 PM
fdisk not available charlest Fedora 1 07-17-2006 08:45 PM
fdisk-udeb. Having trouble finding it during installation. microsoft/linux Debian 2 06-14-2005 11:10 AM
Installation help - can't fdisk xlinuxSlayer Slackware 3 09-25-2003 04:08 PM
Slackware 9.0 installation - can't fdisk xlinuxSlayer Linux - General 2 09-25-2003 04:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration