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Old 08-20-2003, 03:40 PM   #1
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I am new to Linux and would like some guidance on partitioning my hard drive. I recently installed Slack 9 with a / and swap partition and it runs fine. I messed some stuff up when learning Slackware and would like to install everything over again. Where is a good place to learn about partitioning? Does anyone have any reccomendations, I would like to use my computer for:
Slackware only (no Windows)
Campus Ethernet access (email, web)
some mp3s and video
Old 08-20-2003, 08:18 PM   #2
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I to am a linux newb, but I think that I can help. Boot from your slack CD and you will be presented with bash( or something that looks like it)
1) type: fdisk /dev/hda (or whatever you are using as the harddrive) You can find out the name of your disk by typing 'fdisk -l'
2) then use the 'd' command and delete all the partitions on your harddrive.
3) Next use the 'n' command and add to add the two partitions.
4) Then you will need to change the id of one of the partitions to swap( I forget the command for this )
5) then type p and make sure that both partitions exist, they are the sizes you want, and one is of type swat and the other linux.
6) Then type 'w' to save and exit
7) You will be returned to bash, then just type 'setup' and use slack to format both of the partitions.

I hope this helps and good luck
Old 08-20-2003, 08:38 PM   #3
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Two good articles for newer Linux users:
Old 08-22-2003, 11:51 PM   #4
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To get more information about Partitioning n else .. see :


on any linux distro, those documents reside ther in /usr/doc .

Check for the correct spelling of Linux-mini-Howto , am not in slack to point it out ..


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