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jmut 06-05-2006 04:30 AM

Howto - Parition. Kernel install/upgrade. Looking for pointers.
 
Hi,
This is not necessarily slackware problem but since I am using slackware I decided here is the place.
I would like some pointers(links,tutorials or smth) about these topics:
- partitioning - howto partition multi OS system/swap etc etc.
- kernel - How these vmlinuz|System.map|config in /boot directory work to make backup of my current working kernel so I can experiment. Running different slackware installations with same kernel etc.

Those are core susbjects I cannot yet understand. I would really appreciate if you could share some links, ideas about these problems.

Ultimately my goal now is to be able to freely set single/multiOS (linux,windows systems) and build kernels and experiemnt without worrying this will crash my system irrevertably.

Thank you in advance for spending time. Happy coding.

oneandoneis2 06-05-2006 05:50 AM

Partitioning: Well, there's QTparted for a nice GUI partitioner. I like cfdisk myself. . .

To backup your kernel files, just copy them to something like vmlinuz.backup, System.map.backup, and config.backup. Create a new entry in your bootloader that duplicates the existing one, but points to the backed-up kernel instead. That should be all you need..

onebuck 06-05-2006 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmut
Hi,
This is not necessarily slackware problem but since I am using slackware I decided here is the place.
I would like some pointers(links,tutorials or smth) about these topics:
- partitioning - howto partition multi OS system/swap etc etc.
- kernel - How these vmlinuz|System.map|config in /boot directory work to make backup of my current working kernel so I can experiment. Running different slackware installations with same kernel etc.

Those are core susbjects I cannot yet understand. I would really appreciate if you could share some links, ideas about these problems.

Ultimately my goal now is to be able to freely set single/multiOS (linux,windows systems) and build kernels and experiemnt without worrying this will crash my system irrevertably.

Thank you in advance for spending time. Happy coding.

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