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Old 01-22-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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First question I am thinking about installing Ubuntu as a second OS I am wondering what I would have to do to get my system ready for this. Second question how would I go about resizeing my partitions. Third Question since ubuntu uses grub how would I configure grub to boot slackware?

wnaLinux, In advance I appreciate the help!
 
Old 01-22-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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First question I am thinking about installing Ubuntu as a second OS I am wondering what I would have to do to get my system ready for this.
Nothing special, really, except some free space on the harddisk.

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Second question how would I go about resizeing my partitions.
If you need to, there are tools like qtparted which can help you. You can find those on Live CDs, and it's probably easiest to do it from a Live CD rather than the existing Slackware. Only NTFS and ReiserFS can be resized, though. If you have a different file system, google for the relevant info.

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Third Question since ubuntu uses grub how would I configure grub to boot slackware?
Big question is: what are you going to keep?
If you'll keep Slackware anyway, do not install GRUB but configure your LILO from Slackware to boot Ubuntu.
If you are more likely to keep Ubuntu, install GRUB and add Slackware to it.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 08:28 PM   #3
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First of all, don't do it.

Second of all, if you do, make sure you pick 'expert install' - type 'expert' at the boot prompt or whatever. As far as I can tell, it tried to install grub automatically and barfed - which is good because I'd have been extremely pissed if it had succeeded. Then when you pick expert, you'll have to answer a lot of stupid questions and still not get some of the basic stuff you'd like but you'll at least be able to duck the boot loader install. Then just set up Slack to boot it.

It's a dumbass installer - it glues the partitioning, formatting, and fstab assignment together in a really stupid way. I *had* my partitions and they *were* formatted - lemme write my frigging fstab and dump packages on them.

Also, make sure you create your partitions using Slack's fdisk - I have *no* idea what the hell the installer tried to do but it created freaking *gaps* between every partition it made when I let it do it itself the first time. Had to redo it myself.

People complain about Slack's installer. Pff.

Anyway - good luck!
 
  


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