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Old 04-20-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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slack 11 cfdisk partition


hello, here is the setup

hdc - hd of my linux

hdc5 - /root of slackware 10.2

hdc6 -/boot

hdc7 -/swap

hdc8 -/usr

hdc9 -/var

hdc10 -/tmp

hdc11 - /home

since they are used .. and i want NOW to install slack 11 using the same partitions.. is it still possible? -- i tested installing slack 11 yesterday.. when i chose the option TARGET - i prompted "where i would like to mount /" so i chose /dev/hdc5 -- NOW after doing so, IT DID Not anymore ask on where i would want to place the other partitions (such as boot,home,usr,var,tmp), the next prompt that i saw is where will i install /etc/fstab - so obviously i will still choose hdc5. after this -- the "install" install slackwre from a CD..etc.appeared.


just a verification.. is this because i should first erase the current partitions and install slack 11 in a clean manner OR something is wrong?
 
Old 04-20-2007, 03:07 AM   #2
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As far as I remember (haven't installed Slackware for a few months) it should be possible to reuse the partitions without wiping them out first. I think there's an option in the install menu to set up additional partitions/mount points. Just keep looking!
 
Old 04-20-2007, 03:18 AM   #3
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yes actually i also know that it can be overwritten.. just wondering why it did not ask for another option

i have been reading this since yesterday to be sure :

http://www.slackbook.org/html/installation-setup.html
 
Old 04-20-2007, 05:35 AM   #4
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Assuming all those partitions exist, you should have been able to use them. They should all have appeared in the menu.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 07:18 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by simcox1
Assuming all those partitions exist, you should have been able to use them. They should all have appeared in the menu.
yes but i just wondered bcause after asking where i should place my "/" and etc/fstab, it did not ask again for other partitions to be specified.. it jumped to the "install" option.. ok but i will double check again the process.. then i'll update this thread.. thanks for the support much appreciated. .

---on the sidenote i have been reading the link i posted.. AND I KNOW that in the TARGET option I MUST BE ABLE TO SPECIFY the partitions already..


--got to check the process again.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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The setup screens in "TARGET" are:
- Select Linux installation partition
- Format partition /dev/sda1
- Select filesystem for /dev/sda1
- Add other partitions
- Done adding Linux partitions to /etc/fstab
Check http://www.slackbasics.org/html/inst...n.html#fscheck
 
Old 04-21-2007, 12:35 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Road_map
The setup screens in "TARGET" are:
- Select Linux installation partition
- Format partition /dev/sda1
- Select filesystem for /dev/sda1
- Add other partitions
- Done adding Linux partitions to /etc/fstab
Check http://www.slackbasics.org/html/inst...n.html#fscheck


yup.. you guys are right.. maybe i was just confused .. bad for me.. 10.2 already re-installed just to check the md5sum of my burned slack 11 in order to be sure IF they are copied correctly

hats off to all
 
  


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