stuck on the partitioning stage of install
I've tried partitioning multiple ways, but whenever I go into the slackware setup it tells me no linux partitions have been set up.
I have a 200 gb drive with windows xp installed on the first 20 gbs. With fdisk, anything I haven't already partitioned with the windows installer doesn't show up. So I tried it with my windows partition, and then an extended partition on the rest, but fdisk said it was unable to read that.
I also tried making the partitions with the windows installer, but then fdisk doesn't seem to give me any tools to format those so the slack installer will recognize them.
Also looked into parted and fips, but slack doesn't seem to come with them and I see a lot of instructions about how to make a linux boot disk *from inside linux*.
cfdisk errors and i can't use it. maybe my ata controller card gets in its way. i have a promise ultra tx2.