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Old 12-21-2007, 02:38 AM   #1
Björk's Disciple
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Question XP/Slackware Partition Question


Hey e'erbody...

In most places I have found which mention dual boot with XP and creating partitions, none say whether the partition can be created using the Disk Management tool in XP. (they either mention separate HDs or using some other partition tool)

I already created a 10GB partition using XPs DM tool and am DLing the Slackware ISOs now, but am unsure if it will work and I definitely don't want to "pork the pooch"...if you know what I mean.

So, can I use that partition to install SW without any problems?

Thanks in advance,

Björk's Disciple

Note: I am new to the world of Linux and Slackware seemed to be the best distribution for what I need/want to learn. And the name is catchy.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 02:50 AM   #2
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For creating partition u can use any tool u want ex: partition magic is most the easy way to creating partitions( Slackware too has its own partition tool)

As u said , u have created partition, that fine . Yes u can install Slackware without any problems but rather ( which i recommend ) u must go through the installation guide before installing Slackware.

Greetings
 
Old 12-21-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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Check out the below link might be help full to u:

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Old 12-21-2007, 03:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link and info!

As soon as these ISOs are done I'm on my way.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 07:25 AM   #5
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Hey e'erbody...

In most places I have found which mention dual boot with XP and creating partitions, none say whether the partition can be created using the Disk Management tool in XP. (they either mention separate HDs or using some other partition tool)

I already created a 10GB partition using XPs DM tool and am DLing the Slackware ISOs now, but am unsure if it will work and I definitely don't want to "pork the pooch"...if you know what I mean.

So, can I use that partition to install SW without any problems?

Thanks in advance,

Björk's Disciple

Note: I am new to the world of Linux and Slackware seemed to be the best distribution for what I need/want to learn. And the name is catchy.
Welcome to LQ and Slackware!

You can use the partition you create with the XP tool.

Since you downloaded the cd/dvd iso then be sure to check the md5sum for the original iso. From the cli;

Code:
~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5 

~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
This will check the download iso with the known md5sum that you also get with the iso.

You could have a bad burn, to check the cd/dvd with the original iso md5, use this CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning.

A little work on your part to check the cd/dvd to original iso but worth the effort.

I would suggest that when you begin your install to choose a reliable file system. My preference is ext3. Some may suggest other file system. Each has its' advantages.

In the Get Slackware section of the 'Slackware-Links' you will find a lot of useful information. You will find loads of other links to assist you in your endeavor.

Slackware is a very dependable distribution and yes the name is cool.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 09:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the links and info...I am finding almost too much information...

My installation of SW 12.0 started this evening and I am making it as far as cfdisk.(yes, definitely LOL) yet I am determined to exhaust all my resources before I explain what's happening and ask for help.

I guess I am at the very bottom of the learning curve and it's a humbling experience.

I have read that SW 12.0 is and isn't x86_64 compatible. Is there a definitive (and correct) answer for this?

I hope you are all enjoying your Winter Solstice!

Peace.

Last edited by Björk's Disciple; 12-23-2007 at 09:49 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 11:49 PM   #7
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I hope you also created a swap partition!

Brian
 
Old 12-26-2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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I did create a swap partition and I now have Slackware up and running (cfdisk was only recognizing my cdrom and SW installation disk but fdisk worked fine) but am having a hell of a time with tar.gz files for my audio drivers.
 
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Hi,

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I did create a swap partition and I now have Slackware up and running (cfdisk was only recognizing my cdrom and SW installation disk but fdisk worked fine) but am having a hell of a time with tar.gz files for my audio drivers.
What problems are you having? Maybe we can help.
 
  


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