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Old 09-26-2016, 06:34 PM   #1
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Installing 14.2 to new SSD


Never had this question before. Device does not contain a recognized partition table. Select label type. WHich one?
gpt
dos
sgi
sun
 
Old 09-26-2016, 06:52 PM   #2
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Go with GPT. 'GUID Partition Table'

Here's some links to help you understand.
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...t_without_uefi
https://www.linux.com/learn/using-ne...ye-ancient-mbr

Installing Slackware with GPT partition table
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-table-860957/

This guide should help.
http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/
http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/whygdisk.html

GPT Advantages:
http://www.howtogeek.com/193669/what...oning-a-drive/

Happy partitioning-
 
Old 09-26-2016, 07:34 PM   #3
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well while attempting to do it right I ended up with dos. Can't seem to change it. But everything I read about gpt started talking windows, forgive my dumb question but why would i want that? If I wanted windows I would just point and click and be done.
 
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If your machine is a UEFI machine than GPT is what you would want from what I understand.
GPT is more modern, and is required for booting Windows systems in UEFI mode. GPT is also used if your HDD or SSD is larger than 2 TB.

-::-You didn't mentioned what size your ssd was.-::-

http://www.disk-partition.com/gpt-mb...-gpt-1203.html

The whole reason to use dos, mbr, gpt and others is because your disk's has to be initialized first. I've never used dos so I can't say if Linux will work with that and I don't have experience with that; sorry.
 
Old 09-26-2016, 08:06 PM   #5
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Ok so could not change it. Have DOS with 7.9G swap, 25G / and 200G /home, so far so good.
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Samsung EVO 850 250GB

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Old 09-26-2016, 08:29 PM   #6
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Ok managed to strip it back down and set a GPT table. Have no partitions. I understand I want a swap 8200, linux /home 8302 but which root? System is only capable of 32 bit I think.
 
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A 7.9 Gig swap is OVERKILL:- You only need 1 or 2 G's for the swap partition.

You should only need to create 2 partitions. Make your swap first and than use the rest of the space on your ssd for your Slack install.
Make a / EXT 4 journaling file partition and make it 'bootable'.

https://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:install
 
Old 09-27-2016, 05:36 AM   #8
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If you are booting in uefi mode you are going to need an ESP (EF00) partition also. This is where the UEFI boot loaders are stored, such as elilo used by Salkware. I suggest a 300M, this will give you enough room for multiple boot if you so desire.
 
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Well I stayed up until midnight but finally got this. Never would boot in GPT, would end up in kernel panic and freeze and it no matter what I did it kept adding a small free space to my partitions. Wiped it for like the fifth time, fdisk to a DOS table and was able to have it MY way. Swap, root and home. Little trouble with the broadcom apps, but went back to old posts and voila! Wireless, ethernet all working. Hey this IS a big deal, for me. I have wanted to run this distro and be stable and happy with it since Slackware 7. Next need to make all the attachments work like dvd drive, usb connections, etc. Really fond of this older Dell Inspiron 1720. Massive laptop. I changed the T2370 cpu for a 5550, expanded the RAM to 4GB, and added the Samsung SSD. So now will get to work with things that never did work like the aforementioned drives, music/video players, email clients and browsers. Used to be a big fan of Mozilla before they became all windowy, I like Opera, but too much does not work well with it. Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-27-2016, 03:47 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear GPT gave you kernel panic-

I've never used Opera.

Firefox and Sea Monkey have always worked well for me on my Slackware box.
Pale Moon works with Slackware but you'll need to install multilib and other things.
Aside from that you could try Konqueror:-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...te-4175589512/
 
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A 7.9 Gig swap is OVERKILL:- You only need 1 or 2 G's for the swap partition.
This is not always true. It really depends on your usage of the computer and whether you intend to hibernate the system. If you hibernate, you need at least your normal amount of swap, plus the size of your RAM. For me, I can easily use over 20GB of RAM/swap in certain cases. 1-2GB would grind my older system to a halt (limited to 8GB of RAM -- new system is 32GB). If I were to hibernate my current system, I would need at least a 32GB swap (assuming I don't have anything in swap already). Without knowing the user's intentions, you can't say for sure if 8GB of swap is overkill.

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So now will get to work with things that never did work like the aforementioned drives, music/video players, email clients and browsers. Used to be a big fan of Mozilla before they became all windowy, I like Opera, but too much does not work well with it. Any suggestions?
It is personal preference. Personally, I just use Chrome, and I keep it updated using ruario's latest-chrome script. However, I know a lot of people detest the closed-source nature of Chrome (and its heavy resource usage)... I am willing to look past that because I feel it gives me the best browsing experience. But, as Ztcoracat mentioned, there's a lot of choices for browsers. One person may love browser X while another may hate it. Best to just give various browsers a try until you find one you like

To give you more info on GPT (GUID Partition Table), eventually, it will be the only option. MBR (Master Boot Record) has been the de facto standard for years. It worked great, although it had a few bypassable limitations (the most prominent being only allowing 4 primary partitions, but you were able to bypass that using an extended partition with logical partitions within that). However, it had a hard limit of not being able to support drives over 2TB. Since drives were bound to go beyond 2TB, a new system needed to be made. GPT was that solution, and it is part of the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) standard (which is a replacement for BIOS to overcome limitations there), however, GPT doesn't need UEFI to work (however, UEFI does require a GPT disk for the boot partition). Some computers have UEFI (you know you do if your mouse works in your "BIOS" settings page) but contain a legacy option to emulate a BIOS-based system which prevents the need to run GPT.

There's no need to run GPT on BIOS based systems if the drive is under 2TB, however, there is no harm in doing so, once you're familiar with setting it up.

Above I said GPT will eventually become the only option, partially because eventually motherboard markers will start removing the legacy option and also because HDDs/SSDs will eventually all be over 2TB. Until that happens, you can use GPT on any system, but you *have* to use it on drives over 2TB or for your boot disk when using UEFI.
 
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:44 PM   #12
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Thanks for the details bassmadrigal about the amount of RAM being used and swap.
 
Old 09-28-2016, 07:47 PM   #13
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Well I had the swap set at 7.9 because of the math. Started with a 250GB SSD. Once I gave / 25G and 200G for home, decided that 7.9 which was the leftovers was close enough to 8G, (Ram is 4G so X2). My real problem with GPT was that I never figured out how to make primary/extended partitions, or to make one bootable. So when it came up after reboot, I figured that is what caused it to freeze at kernel panic. I would go back and re-do the whole thing if I thought I could make it work just so it would be as up to date as possible. If any of ya'll gets the time I would love the help and will wipe this sucker in a minute to have a stable working environment. In the meantime, thanks for all the help, I know I will be having more questions as this progresses.

Mike
 
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