Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - Installation
User Name
Slackware - Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Slackware.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-10-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: LA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1, FC 1, RH 9
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Slackware Installation Help!

Hello Guys!

This is my issue:

1) I am runnig wins2kpro=9gb/mandrake9.1=10gb on a 30gb hd

2) I create extra partions to save my personal files 5gb

3) the other 5gb I want to try installing slackware 9.1 since I here is very
good the only problem is I have never used a non graphical installation!
I know it must not be easy but not impossible....since some of guys use!

4) Now the I have 5gb to use do i still have to create a swap partion for
slackware? since I already have one for mandrake?

5) I am using LILO which installed with mandrake...I see in slackware
installation guide that i have to install the Lilo, now do I have to
re-install it during slackware installation? and if I do it is save on the

Thanks for your help!
Old 02-10-2004, 12:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2000
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Distribution: Ubuntu @ Home, RHEL @ Work
Posts: 3,892
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 67
You can use Mandrakes lilo to load slackware, but make sure you edit your lilo.conf in Mandrake and run lilo in Mandrake. As for the swap partition, they can use the same swap partition, it gets cleared when you do a swapon anyway.
Old 02-10-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
Registered: May 2003
Location: LA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1, FC 1, RH 9
Posts: 30

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I dont know what happened....but i lost my mandrake installation, and slackware doesnt boot neither. What went wrong?

After the installation I got a gray screen and the mouse was an "x" and it gave me the folling message: Kde could not start! and a botton that said click ok...and my monitor kept trying to do something and it gave me a message saying something about resuming in 5 minutes, any idea what happened here?

Old 02-11-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 568

Rep: Reputation: 30
Can you post your XF86Config here?
This can be done by opening /etc/XF86Config.

Where is this error? In Slack, or in Mandrake?
Old 02-12-2004, 11:15 PM   #5
Registered: May 2003
Location: LA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1, FC 1, RH 9
Posts: 30

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
this happened right after i installed slackware 9.1 as far as i know mandrake was running fine.....but it totally disapeared so i dont know if it got something to do with the partions or what....

by any chance how much do you know about college linux for what i read it is very similar to other words i got the distro and made work fine with wins as dual boot....

can you also give me some advice in how setup a dsl connection using the command line...

thanks a million!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware installation sparky853 Slackware 5 02-22-2004 03:42 PM
slackware installation, or package installation?? mipia Slackware - Installation 1 12-15-2003 07:54 PM
Slackware 9.0 Installation bige Slackware 8 05-02-2003 07:11 AM
slackware installation knueven7 Linux - Software 2 04-04-2003 10:32 AM
Slackware Installation Ed-Slack Slackware 6 12-16-2002 05:51 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration