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Old 06-25-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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Need Assistance


this comp is a 333Mhz 256MB comp
I want to put slackware 9 on it
I have the disk, i changed the bios to boot from cd first

From there i get confused

in the boot: i put scsi.c

This machine used to have rh but i deleted it
Know my problem is this Partiotion phase
Dont really know what to do

I went to slackware site, didnt really helped me

I know i go to fdisk /dev/hda

then i deleted all of them
press d then the number
till the 3 are deleted

Know this is were i am stuck

Some Help would be great

Plz Try to Explaine as easly as possible
 
Old 06-25-2003, 05:37 PM   #2
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Could you write more about your hardware? Do you have a scsi drive?

During the partitioning you need to create no less than 2 partitions: for / and for swap. If there was Linux installed before, the sizes may be OK. You can see current partitioning scheme when you're in fdisk after you press 'p'.

What sizes of the partitions you'd like to have? And how many partitions?
 
Old 06-25-2003, 05:44 PM   #3
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i just want Slackware on this, nothing else
all other partitions were deleted

I am not very good at linux but i know when i enter

scsi.s it takes me the other screen
and i dont really know how big swap and / should be
 
Old 06-25-2003, 05:49 PM   #4
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If you said /dev/hda , then thats NOT a scsi drive.

Use the bare.i kernel.

Then when it takes you to the screen, just type "cfdisk"

and create a swap partition (make it the first one, for speed) and a "linux" partition, # 82 or 83 I believe for the rest of the drive. Its all relatively easy.

When you are done, "write out" and type "setup" and continue.


PS. Read the installation part of slackware.com/book , as it will prepare you for everything.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 05:57 PM   #5
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how big should the swap be and linux be ??
not really sure on that part
 
Old 06-25-2003, 06:08 PM   #6
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depends on how much ram you got. if you got less than 128mb then the swap should be twice the size of your ram. 128mb is large enough but i still place a 500mb swap partition for the "just in case" clause.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 06:14 PM   #7
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so is this right

I have



hda1 boot Primary Linux swap 131.61
hda2 Primary Linux 10108.87
 
Old 06-25-2003, 06:50 PM   #8
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Well, that should run fine, but I suggest adding maybe another 50-70MB more of swap.

Also, I suggest you format your main partition as ReiserFS. I (and many others) have found it much better w/ space and speed. You should really only use ext3 if you need compatability w/ ext2.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:31 PM   #9
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k the install went smoothly
but what is this

Grub version 0.92
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:18 PM   #10
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GRUB is a bootloader. It loads on your masterbootrecord and is the first thing you see when you boot your computer. It allows you to choose what OS to boot into.

But Slackware comes w/ LILO (LInux LOader). Which I like better anyway.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 09:07 PM   #11
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Okay I picked WindowMaker
Lilo poped out, picked my os (the only on there)

I have no interface thou
Its all black
I can log in root but dont know what to do next
 
Old 06-25-2003, 10:10 PM   #12
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type "xf86config" (w/o quotes).

That will take you through setting up X. This includes keyboard,mouse,monitor, and video card.

A tip: If you dont know your monitors H-Sync, you can enter a range of numbers, like 40-80, and it will automatically pick it. Same goes for the V-Sync, but you probobly know that (its your refresh rate).

Once you done configuring X, type "startx" and Window Maker will start.

Did you create another user besides root during install?

If not, type "useradd username " . Because you shouldn't run as root all the time.
 
  


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