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Old 05-19-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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Talking college linux install what partions needed??

hi i was going to give up on linux since i had trouble burning and booting...but now thats all done and i got collage linux to work and i urgently deleted winXP and started to install...meanwhile i was guided with an installation on and they are installing with Windows as a partion and i dont want that!!

i also heard its very same as slackware so anyone expert on either this or slack then what partions DO i need??? ive got 20gb space and i have formatted my cpu so its all whiped and cleaned !!
PS:there is a menu popping up after keybord setting with 4 options:

Help thingy

help thingy is just a thing that says "PRESS PARTION OR F**K OFF!" so i press partions and it starts to scan and found a 0:/dev/hda so i press 0 and cfdisk 2.12 and i can see no more then

Heads: 255 Sectors per track: 63 Cylinders: 2432

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size(MB)
Pri/Log Free space 20003.89

well now i figured out i need a NEW PARTION but it seems i need more then just 1 so plz share knowledge!!! im so closed getting linux after months
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:52 AM   #3
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Try install it might set up the partitions,those thingys,for you,otherwise you will need how to use fdisk or cfdisk,good luck david
Old 05-19-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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sirpimsalot after reading that twice from up to down even taking notes it does not tell me how i make full installation on 20gb...allthou that page is thery handy so thx thou
Old 05-19-2004, 12:21 PM   #5
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You only need two partitions, a swap partition and a root partition. Other partitions are optional. Use cfdisk to partition your hard disk before you start (it's on the College CD - very handy to be able to partition your hard drive with a bootable CD).
Old 05-19-2004, 01:35 PM   #6
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ill try that thx all!!


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