Two Configuration Questions
I just finished my first install of Slackware 8.1. This is the first time I manually partitioned the harddrive so I want to find out if I did this correctly. Using fdisk I made hda1 hda2 hda3 partitions. Hda1 is designated as a linux partition (83) and it is +32 megabytes ( That was a recommendation I got off a howto.). Hda2 is my swap space and it's linux swap partition(82). I read somewhere that you should make it twice your ram size. Is this true? I have 384mb of ram, so I made it double. Finally I made hda3 a linux partition(83) and made that the remaining size of my hard drive. I followed the installation instructions that someone posted and that went well except for two things: I set up lilo to mount the boot partition, but when I boot this up I just get a grub prompt. But if I use the boot disk I created, and use the parameter: root=/dev/hda3 then it boots up fine. Should I just boot from a floppy disk, and scrap my first partition?
I haven't configured X yet, but everything else is working great from the terminal. Thanks for your help.