Slackware 10.2 Install - Formatting
I recently purchased the SlackPack with 10.2 and the Slackware Fundimentals book. I've got a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop I'm attempting to install it on.
I got through the fdisk just fine, made the swap partition and the linux ext3 partition.
On setup I activated the swap and then activated the linux partition - and it gave me the option of formatting and checking for bad blocks.
26 hours later, it's still formatting. The box is responsive, I hit enter and the blue screen moves down a line and the hard drive activity has been constant. Having never formatted a drive (using the 'slow' version) on Linux before - is it normal to take this long?