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Old 08-07-2003, 11:35 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm totally new to Linux, let alone Slackware, but not Windoze or computers. Anyways I only have one OS drive (WD) (one for storage(Maxtor), which I am not going to poop around with) which I would like to put Slackware 9.0 on, which I have a CD of...

System Specs:
AMD XP+2100
PC2700 512MB DDR RAM CL 2.5
Maxtor 60GB 2Mb Cache @ 7200rpm
WDW800J 80GB 8Mb Cache @ 7200rpm
MSI geForce 4 Ti 4600 128MB DDR RAM
MSI KT3 Ultra ARU 333MHZ Mobo

So. I have Windows on this HD with a partition covering all 80 gigs with NTFS. I would like to get away from the lame windows for awhile and learn linux... So I have read around a bit. Based on my system, I should use something like Parition Magic, (or fdisk ) to make a swap partition sized at around 1024megs and... say, room for the Slack OS, around 15 gigs.

I just don't really want to mess anything up too badly, which I doubt. But I was wondering if there was a comprehensive tutorial on getting it all set up (2 partitions w/ os loader selection at startup, etc.)

Old 08-07-2003, 11:45 PM   #2
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partition magic will do the trick - very easily (no walkthrough required, just tell it you're installing linux), and upon installing slackware you will have lilo - an OS chooser at boot.

Hope that helped,
Old 08-08-2003, 01:11 AM   #3
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Awesome man. Thanks. You da pwnage.
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