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Old 01-15-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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want to install Slackware

want to install Slackware distro in my pc with WINDOWS XP SP2

I want to format all my data and create new partition ( C: FOR WINDOWS AND D: FOR SLACKWARE) but I dont know how to ( I ONLY KNOW HOW TO FORMAT )

Can any one tell me a guide or tutorial which will help me install slackware with xp ( I know how to install xp alone ) and tell me how to create a dual boot so i can switch between them

Can any one tell me a guide or tutorial Please

Also am I able to run Slackware with the following pc specs

20/gb for Slackware
Pentium D 2.66ghz proc
512 RAM

AND WILL Slackware support my seagate 40gb hard disk model : ST340015A

Old 01-15-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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slackware linux essentials - book. Full version .pdf

Chapter 3 - Installation (html version):

Install windows xp before slackware. Create a vfat partion (another one) to store your personal data, then both of them, slack or windows will be able to modify data. In partioning hard drive u can use cfdisk command (easier) instead of fdisk.

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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Your specs are fine for running slackware 12.0, I have it running on a 350mhz P3 with 256mb memory.

Your hard drive will work fine too.

I agree with marciobarbalho about installing XP first then installing slackware, its easier that way.

If you run into problems you can email me and I will try to help you with what I can.


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