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i am a linux newbie and slackware was my first distro. i had a pre built slack system. now i want to try to install to my laptop.. however i know nothing of partitions.. i have and 80 gig harddrive with sixty 60gig free space. i want to partition this right down the middle forty window foty for slack. i am requesting advice with specific commands)on how to partition this correctly and how to partition in general
If you are asking how the free space on the drive should be partitioned for a Slackware laptop, I'd say it doesn't matter much. I use a 25mb ext2 partition for /boot, a Reiser logical partition for / and a swap partiton, of course. If you plan to use suspend the swap needs to be big enough to hold your RAM plus video RAM since suspend uses swap to copy to.
Lots of different ways to slice & dice, but for a home desktop or laptop it's not worth the effort. Keep it simple.