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Old 03-30-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Few questions about Slackware


Hello everyone out there. I'm new on this forum, and fairly new to using Slackware Linux, well, new from practical side, theoreticaly I know some things..
So I wonder here, before I install Slackware on my machine with other OS.
First my question would be, I know that Slackware already provides built in Desktop Environments such as, KDE, X Windows Manager, FluxBox, BlackBox, and so on.
I was wondering, can I already doing "first touches" to Slackware make my own, or download some other that I seem to like?
And the second..
Right now I have partitioned my HDD into two pieces, it's Disk C:/ and Disk D:/. These were created a long time ago, when writing Windows. In near future I will formate my HDD, and on one of them I will write Windows OS, and on another one Slackware.
To make it more clear - right now I have 500GB HDD, partitioned into half, I will formate it to be one full 500GB again, and then re-partiotion that, let's suppose C:/ would be Windows and it's 300GB, and other partition is D:/ which is 300GB and then I will create, already with Slackware cfdisk partitions for Slackware root and swap. Is this a good way to do the job or will I do something bad with this method..?

I can say that very glad to join the forum, and hope that here I will find the answers for questions about Slackware and Linux distributions.. Cheers!
 
Old 03-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Yes you can roll your own from source or download a prebuilt package.

For a home systems, I would partition it like you mentioned. C:, /, and swap.

You will find the Slackware users here are very helpful. This is the place I heard about Slackware and learned much from the users here. Welcome.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, for welcome, I've heard, that Linux users are very helpful to each other..

But should I make partitions with the Windows, I mean when I install Windows on my machine, during this first I come to the moment where it askes about formating and partitioning my HDD, is this the moment where I should do the partitioning..?
 
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You only need to make a partition for Windows, just leave the space you want to use for Linux unpartitioned. You can do the rest of the partitioning with cfdisk.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Install Windows first. Create your Windows partition and leave the rest of the dist as free space. Then when you install Linux, use that free space.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
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Oh i thought so.. Thank you both..
 
Old 03-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Oh i thought so.. Thank you both..
The Slackware installer is very smart, it will see your windows partition and guide you through setting up your windows/slackware dual boot.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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The Slackware installer is very smart, it will see your windows partition and guide you through setting up your windows/slackware dual boot.
Right, thanks!

Eeeh, I forget to mention something, about the partitioning job.
Let's suppose that I want that in my Windows OS there would be C:/ as main and D:/ for other stuff HDD partitions, and the third one, free space for Linux.
So in the sence I should for example install Windows in C:/ , already created partition, leave all space free, than install Slackware, and take as much as I need, and all other left place would go as partition D:/ in Windows.. am I right?
 
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Then create D: after you install Linux.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 09:04 AM   #10
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Then create D: after you install Linux.
Usin' fdisk or something from Windows?
 
Old 03-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #11
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Windows would be the easiest.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #12
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Be careful, because I remember from long ago when I dual booted, Window$ will easily format other unrecognized partitions that it finds as NTFS without much prompting.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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All right, I'll remember that, thank you all for such help..
 
Old 03-30-2012, 05:31 PM   #14
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With 500 GB of free disk, I would do something of this sort -

C: for Windows installation - 80 GB
D: for common data files/music/movies - 220 GB

Rest 200 GB would be partitioned for Slackware - /, /home, swap.

Just my opinion.

Regards.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 01:39 AM   #15
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With 500 GB of free disk, I would do something of this sort -

C: for Windows installation - 80 GB
D: for common data files/music/movies - 220 GB

Rest 200 GB would be partitioned for Slackware - /, /home, swap.

Just my opinion.

Regards.
Wouldn't 200GB's for Slackware be, little too much..?
 
  


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