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Old 02-17-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Trying to install Slackware 14.1 on my Toshiba laptop with Intel i3


My Toshiba laptop has the following

64-bit Intel i3 4025U @1.9Ghz
6GB RAM
500GB

MS Win 8 pre-installed

Inside the hard disk I made an empty space of 20GB

At first it looked like this

[ 200GB with Win 8 ] [250GB data ]

And after setting aside some space for SlackWare and SWAP it looks like this

[ 190GB with Win 8 ] [ 3GB Linux SWAP ] [ 17GB unformatted space ] [ 240GB ]

And then using a partition program for Win 8, I created a Linux swap partition of 3GB, and now 17GB left,

I tried to install Slackware 14.1 with USB stick

But it is not recognizing the swap and it is telling me install the SWAP first.

What is the correct fdisk command to create a swap of 3GB?

And why isn't it recognizing the SWAP of 3GB I created?

Last edited by puppymagic; 02-17-2015 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2015, 06:19 AM   #2
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Doesn't Slackware install offers to make a swap partition?
 
Old 02-22-2015, 01:43 AM   #3
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Doesn't Slackware install offers to make a swap partition?
The only thing Slackware installation told me to do was leave the installation process, run the fdisk and install the SWAP

When I did run fdisk it was not able to run fdisk and demanded me to run "parted" instead.

I RTFM ( Read that fine manual) on "GNU Parted" provided by Oracle

http://oracle-base.com/articles/linu...wap_partitions

and it did give me a very solid idea of what to do to have proper partitions. Thank you uncle Larry.

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Old 02-22-2015, 05:58 AM   #4
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This question would be better in the Slackware - Installation forum. Perhaps you could use the Report button and request that this thread be moved.

I suspect that you have a disk with GPT partitioning (fdisk does not work with this, hence the request to use parted). The installation procedure in this case can be found in the README_UEFI.TXT file in the root directory of the installation media.
 
  


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