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I really can't delete Windows off of the computer unless my father allows me too =x because it is really his computer, he doesn't use it anyway though. Anyway, I have all of the partitions deleted, except for the Windows one, now you said that I can make a 500M partition for the Linux Swap, but for the third partition (the rest) what would that be? Would I choose 'logical' and then make it 'Linux'? And would I use 'primary' for the 'Linux Swap'? Sorry for all of the questions, I'm just afraid that I'm going to fuck up the computer.
Edit: I have 256mb of RAM and 8gb of HD space, without Windows installed, so like half of that, 4gb, maybe.
Last edited by PnkFloyd27; 03-09-2007 at 02:15 PM.
just download the 3 *install* cd .isos, or the one dvd .iso (if you have a dvd player to install from)
sorry, i was a bit to general in the first list of directions. I will fix it now. Thanks simcox1.
@Pinkfloyd27 - No simple answer:
If you have another computer to access the internet and look for & ask questions with, I would ditch the windows because in a practical sense with 4gb windows and 4gb Linux you won't be able to do much.
If you don't have another computer then just create a 250mb swap partition, and a 3750mb linux partition. Both partitions can primary, AFAIK any IDE HD can have up to four primary partitions.
Then definitely just do a newbie install but skip the kde components, I don't think it will all fit otherwise.
If you take some time to read up on other packages, you might omit them as well to save space.
Right. You can have up to 4 primary partitions. So swap and / can both be primary. If you need any more, then you turn the 4th primary into an extended, and put logical partitions within that. But you shouldn't need to do that. With 4gb max to work with, assuming you've downloaded at least the first 2 cds, go for a full install, but uncheck the box for kde (using the space bar). That will save you quite a lot of disk space. About 500mb. Gnome is not included with slack 11.0, but you will have XFCE which will be familiar if you used gnome with ubuntu.
For a good walkthrough of a slackware install, see this link.
I put in the second CD and it is installing KDE without prompting me, should I let it run or is there a way to exit it?
Edit: I made the boot floppy. It seems to be taking a long time to create the SYSLINUX bootdisk, is this normal?
Last edited by PnkFloyd27; 03-09-2007 at 03:37 PM.
Okay, I think I may be having a problem installing GNOME. I am compiling it from source. I downloaded the garnome.2.16.0.tar.gz file and did:
or something like that. It is running in the Konsol, but it has been running for the past 2-3 hours. I have the feeling that it is looping itself because every once in a while, I will check on it and sometimes I see it saying "checking..." and it checks a bunch of files or something and then it says yes or no at the end of each. Could it possibly be looping itself and should I start it over again? Or should I just let it keep on going?
I am compiling it from source. I downloaded the garnome.2.16.0.tar.gz ...
I applaud your effort, but a couple of things.
1. you're likely out of disk space if you installed KDE and are using the 4GB partition idea. If you're going to fit another desktop environment on there you're likely going to have to remove some packages (man removepkg). BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU REMOVE
2. On your machine, I'd HIGHLY recommend something besides gnome or kde - both are kind of big IMO. before you go and install gnome- try the other windowmanagers that come with slack11. (I'd endorse fluxbox - see prev thread on how to change)
3. not to demean you, but I doubt you really want to start compiling huge packages like GNOME from source just yet. If you still (given #2) insist on installing gnome you should probably start first with dropline, freerock or <someone else append that other one> All can be found by googling, reading and then installing.