Originally Posted by Björk's Disciple
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,
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;
~#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.