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Old 01-09-2004, 03:08 AM   #16
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Now it should make sense you should create an extra mount for personal stuff and call it whatever you want.
/ --- root
/usr --- usr
/myname --- me

Use GUI Install. Saves headaches
Old 01-09-2004, 03:11 AM   #17
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ok, right now i have.
On HD1, 80gig total


Swap: 1gig
Root: 10gig
home: Remaining Space

on HD2 also 80gig

fat32 : All 80, to be shared with Both OS's

How does this Look
Old 01-09-2004, 03:23 AM   #18
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Your NTFS will become a dual boot yes?
Now you are installing Linux over a new to be formatted drive partition.


Hope you backed up your bookmarks!
It should be clear.

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Old 01-09-2004, 03:26 AM   #19
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We're just used to assuming people are not familiar with partitioning and other more indepth things.
I've never played with Slack myself but from what i hear the install is pretty good. It just cant resize NTFS partitions yet. For that you'll need a third party app or something windows. I'm sure you have that.
I just looked up the slack forum here and it looks like this could help some since you now have an idea of the partitions you'll need.

You'll need minimum a / (which is root) and a /swap
The extra partitions are for extra security and data safety. One partiton can go down and you can make a new one to replace it or just reformat it and reinstall just that partitions stuff. Yes you can totaly wipe out the whole OS and just by reinstalling it you'll have almost everything back the way you had it before.
I don't know if slack needs the /root partiton but I know mandrake doesn't. It just makes it a directory inside the / partition.
Each distro has a slightly different demand for the partitions and sizes and of cource what you install determines the size needed also. But in the end they are close to each other.
Old 01-09-2004, 03:29 AM   #20
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posted slow.

But that looks good for testing and playing. You can eventually make the other partitions in some empty space, transfer the data and mount them. Thats an advanced thing but you'll get there soon now.


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