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conductor 02-22-2005 09:57 PM

A Few Preliminary Slackware 10.1 Installation Questions
 
Hi Folks,

I have a few preinstallation questions regarding installing the Slackware 10.1. downloaded ISO 4 cd set.

I've created a 2nd 8gb FAT32 partition on my harddrive using Partition Magic.

1. Can I install Slackware 10.1 on a FAT32 partition or should I create an Ext2 or Ext3 with an added Swap partition instead?

2. If an Ext2 or 3 with an added swap is recommended, in what order should they be in or does it matter?

3. How big should the Swap partition be? I have 512mb of ram.

I also have some concerns as to whether I can install this OS on my Celeron 566 PentiumIII with the built-in sound & video cards.

Can this OS installation detect USB components (mouse & keyboard)?

Thanks in Advance
conductor

320mb 02-23-2005 12:56 AM

1. Can I install Slackware 10.1 on a FAT32 partition

yes, this is what zipslack is for................

2. If an Ext2 or 3 with an added swap is recommended, in what order should they be in or does it matter?

the swap should be at the end of the drive..........but it really does not matter...........

3. How big should the Swap partition be? I have 512mb of ram.

I have 512 of RAM also..............my swap is 750mb........and it has never given LFS partition any static..............

conductor 02-23-2005 02:24 AM

Thanks 320mb,

What exactly is zipslack? I've already burned the 4 Slackware 10.1 disks to cd's. Is zipslack something to use in conjuction with the disks that allows the OS to be installed on FAT32 or is it a kind of mini version of the complete OS?

blood_omen 02-23-2005 04:31 AM

ZipSlack is a more small version of Slackware designed to run from a Windows/Fat32 partition.

If you downloaded the 4 CDs already, what u could do is go ahead and install Slackware. Use those 8GB to create your partitions. The order usually don't matter.

I always create a 32 MB for my /boot partition; and since this partition is pretty static and don't need journaling, I use ext2.

My second partition usually is /swap. Once you have your boot and swap partitions out of the way, enjoy yourself creating partitions :D

--3. How big should the Swap partition be? I have 512mb of ram.

Usually is double of your ram, but the maximum recommended is 512 MB, however I use 1024MB for my swap (but that's cuz I don't find nothing better to use my HDD space :D). Keep in mind that 512 MB for swap should suffice.

--I also have some concerns as to whether I can install this OS on my Celeron 566 PentiumIII with the built-in sound & video cards.

Try it yourself :D the second CD is also a live CD that you can use to boot up your machine and see if Slackware detect your hardware.

I hope this helps you, enjoy Slackware, have a nice day

conductor 02-23-2005 04:53 AM

Thanks Blood, most helpful:)


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