That command should have been "fdisk -l" (lower case L) for l
Your setup looks good. Since you have no data you want to save, it
will be easy to install Slackware 'right over the top' so to speak.
You will need to remove GrUB, if you wish to run LiLO which is the
default with Slackware. NB:
You can continue to use your GrUB
bootloader, but I don't know how to setup GrUB, only LiLO; so that
advice will have to come from another source.
You didn't answer whether you have a SATA or SCSI drive, so I assume
I don't think Pat will release Slackware-11.0 by Thursday, but if he does
not, you can just use the mirror-slackware-current script
of Alien Bob's
that I referenced you before. Monday's current (Mon Aug 21 14:54:08 CDT 2006)
is very close to Slackware-11.0, and it will be very simple to upgrade your
box once 11.0 is released.
To install Slackware, boot with CD1 and at the boot:
prompt just enter
since sata.i (for the SATA kernel) is the default now.
Next enter setup
and at the Slackware Linux Setup (version 11.0)
you should first choose ADDSWAP Setup your swap partition(s)
, and the
installer should find your /dev/sda5 swap partition without any problems.
Follow the instructions to setup that as swap, then the installer should
show you other Linux paritions. You should choose /dev/sda3 for your / (root)
filesystem, format it (I choose reiserfs) and it will add / to /etc/fstab.
As you continue, the installer will automatically detect your FAT partitions.
When it asks you about them, select /dev/sda2 and mount it as /WinXP or
other appropriate name. It's your PC, so name it as you like. Don't mount
/dev/sda1 at all, just leave it for Windows to use as it must.
After that you can finish the install. My opinion is to install LiLO to the
MBR, use the expert option, timeout at 5 seconds, and install the Linux
partition /dev/sda3 and the Windows partition /dev/sda2 to boot.
I'm not sure if LiLO is going to overwrite GrUB or not. If it doesn't, and
GrUB loads when you reboot, immediately press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and boot with
the Slackware CD1 again. Then you'll need to issue at the boot:
"sata.i root=/dev/sda3 noinitrd ro" to boot into your Slackware system. When
you get there, to remove GrUB you can search LQ and <Linux> Google for some
HOW-TO. It's probably quite easy. After removing GrUB, if you choose to use
LiLO, just open a terminal and as root issue "lilo" and that will reinstall
LiLO to your MBR and post errors if you have any.
Edit: Add link to Slackware Linux Basics: For Slackware Linux 10.2
, Chapter 5. Installing Slackware Linux.