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Old 11-17-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question Slackware Linux 9 with Windows 2000

Hi there! I have a one question about Linux install. I want to install Slackware Linux 9 on computer with already installed Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. Unfortunately, there're already two primary partitions (NTFS and FAT32). I know that Linux needs at least three primary partitions (Boot, Swap and Root). But max limit for primary partitions is 4 I don't know what to do. Please help! How can I successfully install Linux without reinstalling Win2k? Thank a lot.

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Old 11-17-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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A couple of things.. for Slackware you only need a Root and Swap partition..also - your 4th "main" partition would usually become an extended partition which contains logical partitons inside.. - this is typical in multibooting.
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You need to get a win app called Partition Magic, with this app you will be able to reduce the space of your win partitions.
After you do this all you need to do is install slackware, you just need a root partition and a swap, if you got high mem, like 512mb, you dont need the swap partition.
in the slack install you will be asked to put windows in LILO ( The Linux Loader ), just say yes and everything goes fine.
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