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Mojojo 07-01-2003 09:38 AM

Installing Slackware
I want to install slackware 9.0 on my system and right now I have Mandy 9.1 on a 30gig hardrive. Before I go installing it I wanted to ask what would be the best way to create a partition for slackware. thanks for any help.:confused:

Azmeen 07-01-2003 09:43 AM

During setup, you will be prompted to make partitions for your installation. I believe the recommended program for that is cfdisk, although you can use plain old fdisk if you want.

However, I find the cfdisk interface to be very easy to understand and simple to navigate through.

trickykid 07-01-2003 09:44 AM

If your planning on keeping the existing OS to have a dual boot, you'll need some sort of partition splitting software, like fips.

If you plan on installing Slackware over Mandrake, just use the cfdisk tool during installation to create your partitions.

Mojojo 07-01-2003 10:04 AM

I would like to dual boot with mandrake 9.1 and just resize my ext3 partion an add a ext2 partition of about 4gig for slack. Will fips work.

rol1 07-01-2003 05:00 PM

Can't you compile and boot different kernels without having to re-partition? Like booting with a new kernel.

robna24 07-02-2003 06:16 PM

Upgrade from Suse 8.1 to Slackware 9
I have a question I recently downloaded Slackware and wanted to install it over my Suse, I cant seem to get my Slackware Cd to boot from Bios, Is there a way to install from inside Suse? I cheched the cd on another machine and it booted fine. So I'm stumped.

hemp4fuel 07-02-2003 06:46 PM

you probably need to go into your bios at boot time and make sure it is set to boot from cd.

Tinkster 07-02-2003 07:03 PM


Originally posted by rol1
Can't you compile and boot different kernels without having to re-partition? Like booting with a new kernel.
Heh ... the kernel is probably the "most common factor"
amongst different distros ... trying to install Slack over
SuSE would most likely render the machine useless,
just consider the BSD and SysV approach on the
boot-scripts... and the chances of having compiled
stuff against different glibc's ;)


robna24 07-02-2003 10:46 PM

I already have the bios set to boot to cd, since thats how I installed Suse.

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