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Old 05-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #16
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Here's a good place to start:

http://docs.slackware.com/

Especially:

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install
 
Old 05-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #17
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So much information here thank you. Tomorrow I should be getting my new SSD and will attempt and install slackware, really hope theres no surprising errors or difficulties but I guess that's how you learn. Currently Making sure to back everything up on Windows just in case. Usually when something goes wrong with lilo or MBR does the system boot into windows or Slackware post installation? I am kinda afraid of the partitioning part because I have 6 hdd's in total, I'll probably disconnect 2 but need the rest for the windows to function etc. Another thing, when I set the partition size for / (this is file system?) is 30gb enough? It seems I don't need swap as I have 8gb ram and is iteasy to increase or change the partitions in the future? Also I'm assuming the consensus now is for me to use gdisk instead of cfdisk for the proper ssd allocation (4096)?
I was thinking of putting the /home directory on a regular hdd but that might be an unnecessary complication.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Look at this thread for some useful SSD information: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...an-ssd-925789/

Be careful since some information presented is based on old setups for older style SSD. Most present day SSD controllers do support current or new requirements for current Kernels.

Some users still belief wear is a factor for modern SSD. Not so! If you setup or optimize the Gnu/Linux to suit the SSD then a blissfull experience will be had for a long service life. Most new SSD will outlive system design life.

Few useful links;

http://www.ssdwiki.com/

http://www.linuxtoday.com/upload/ena...115100015.html

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives
 
Old 05-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #19
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Is an SSD the same as flash drive? I have not kept up
on the ever changing terminology?
 
Old 05-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #20
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Hi,

No, each uses solid state technology but controllers and interfaces are different.

Look at: USB flash drive & Solid-state drive
 
Old 05-28-2013, 09:42 AM   #21
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Hey I am attempting to do a install on VM right now before I attempt the real install later. I am following the guide HOW TO and installing it at the same time.

Can someone tell me what to type so I see a list of disks in fdisk? also when using fdisk should i specify sector size 4096?

Btw I don't know if this is because of a VM but I tried commands like fdisk -1, fdisk device (unable to open device message).

P.S

I vaguely remember my father using fdisk back in the day, wish I paid attention then

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #22
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Btw I don't know if this is because of a VM but I tried commands like fdisk -1, fdisk device (unable to open device message).
Try fdisk -l. That would be lowercase letter L, not number 1. To open an specific disk you use fdisk /dev/sdX, where X is a letter, shown with fdisk -l.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #23
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When I install which packages should I choose from the available a, ap, d, e, f, k , kde, kdeI, l,n,t,tcl,x,xap,xfce, y
 
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Fun fact, cfdisk works fine on all of my SSDs. You only have to use gdisk if you want to use GPT partition tables, for the older MBR partition tables (c)fdisk is just fine. All you have to do is basic math, at best align your partitions on sectors that are dividable by 2048, so that the partitions are aligned at the SSDs erase unit size to prevent impacts on write-performance and lifetime (although lifetime is not really an issue anymore with modern SSDs).
I just created the first partition starting with 2048 so it the later ones are auto calculated.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:38 PM   #25
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When I install which packages should I choose from the available a, ap, d, e, f, k, kde, kdeI, l,n,t,tcl,x,xap,xfce, y
Just make a full install. This way you won't have to worry about dependencies. Just let alone KDEI.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:48 PM   #26
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Doing expert lilo setup, mbr or root? and before pressing begin press add windows?

I'm thinking root. then use easybcd in win and set it up


Also KDE or XFCE?

Not sure whats going on, if its because VM but when I restarted post install I went back to boot again. Then I turned off the VM and switched it to use system instead of iso slackware disk.

Now when it boots it says: No boot filename received
-Operating system not found.

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:51 PM   #27
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I'm not sure about setup with etc/fstab . Should i select all my hdd's? Sda1, sda 2, sdd1, sde1, sdf5. My windows is on sda1 and user files on sdf
 
Old 05-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #28
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XFCE is lighter weight on resources, but does the same level of work as KDE does.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #29
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If you put your other partitions into your fstab comes down to your personal preferences, we can't make a recommendation there.
 
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Ok i keep forgetting this os linux and i can change the settings later. Will probably go with xfce
 
  


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