First time to install Linux.
I try to install Slareware 12 on an old thinkpad 770 (233MHz, 64MB, no CD or 1.44 disk) from Windows NT 5.0 OS which alreay exists. I made four partitions in the IDE hard drive:
/dev/hda1 (C:\) (primary) for windows nt (fat32)
/dev/hda2 (primary) for linux /root (ext3)
/dev/hda5 (logical) for linux /user/local (ext3)
/dev/hda6 (logical) for linux swap
I downloaded Slackware 12 to C:\slackware folder and extracted the two files bzImage and intird.img and put them into C:\boot folder
I used GRUB to load kernel and initrd like below
title Slackware installation
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/ram load_ramdisk=1
I tried a couple of kernels, only huge.s bzImage can let me into the setup interface (other kernels froze while loading). In the setup interface, everything worked fine. it could detect all the partitions for root, usr, swap and fat32, etc. But I found I did not enter the configure (kernel selection, timezone, etc...) menu like the Slackware essentials installation instructin shown,
It just told me I can reboot the computer and install. But after I rebooted, It did not start to install. I still had to select between Windows and GRUB.
I am an experienced MS Windows user and a C/C++ programming amateur but a totally newbie in GNU/Linux world. Could you please give me some help? Thank you very much!