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Old 02-14-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Smile installing both xp and slackware

I was using slackware, because of the startx problem, I deleted it and
installed XP. Now again I want to install Slackware and configure X.
But I don't want to delete XP.

Can anybody guide me to install Slackware so that I'll be able to boot
both Slackware and XP.
Old 02-14-2009, 06:58 AM   #2
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There are various ways you could go about this, but here is one:
Old 02-14-2009, 07:26 AM   #3
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Use a gparted live cd to downsize your windows partition(s) and create Linux partitions in the freed space, then install Slackware.
Old 02-14-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
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disable the page file on XP
resize XP partition using GParted or QtParted on a live CD. Leave free space unallocated
re-enable page file on XP
use cfdisk during Slackware installation to create new partitions.
Old 02-14-2009, 07:53 AM   #5
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errorsunknownp, try to take a look here:

Maybe it can help.


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