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Old 12-12-2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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slacware12.2 installation alongside windows xp

i am using windows xp and wanna install slackware 12.2.i have my hard disk partitioned as C,D and E.both C and D are almost full while e is empty wiyh size 50 GB.After booting from my first slackware disc i get this:
this requires me to partition the disc using fdisk or cfdisk.But if i do that it enters Standard mode and it just mentions "1st disc".i guess thats my c drive.howsoever even when i choose options of "create partition" or "delete partition",all i get is this message "Cannot do the operation in standard mode".how do i change the mode?
i want to install slackware in my E drive.How do i go about this?Also i want to keep my windows intact.Kindly reply if you know the would be of great help.
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Welcome to LQ!

The current stable version is Slackware 13.0. You can choose X86 or X86_64 for the arch. If you want to get the DVD from 'The Slackware Store' then you have media options.

Back to your Slackware 12.2 query;

You will need to know the device that is going to be used. You say the M$ assignment is 'e', when you boot the install CD do a 'fdisk -l' from the 'cli (command line)' to identify the drive assignments. The hdd could be '/dev/hda,/dev/hdb or /dev/hdc'. This could vary as to the type of drive with 12.2 plus how the 'CD/DVD' are configured for the system. You should be able to identify via the 'fdisk -l'. Post the output within vbcode tags to aid us in diagnosis/selection.

You could look at the 'Slackbook', 'Slackware Basics' or even '/Slackware-Howto' to get a detailed idea as how you should continue.

Do a search here on LQ for this very subject as I know this has been covered many times.

Just a few more links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!



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