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Old 02-11-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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Lack of space

OK, I've placed a few messages since I'm a newbie here, with some help I keep overcoming my previous problems, only to come up with a new problem. My problem now is that Slackware install is saying that there is no space available to write to the hard disk. I think I have everything set up properly. Using Partition Magic. i set up a 50GB partition in the EXT3 file system and a swap partition.

It should also be noted that I have a SATA RAID0 array. Using the sata.i kernel, they get recognized. The first partition is Windows XP. I want to run a dual boot of slackware 10.1 and WinXP. The reason I mention this is because when I gave up trying to get past the errors and tried to boot back up into Windows, it wouldn't let me because there were 2 active partitions.

Is there something I'm missing in the setup to install and get the dual boot system working? I'm sure its something stupid that my noobiness is causing, but any help would be appreciative.
Old 02-21-2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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First off, when installing Slackware, or any Linux Flavor, never use a third party partition software, always use the one that linux provides you. Next when the install is finished LILO will install asking you where you want to install it. I always install to the MBR with not recommended but what the hey. Once LILO is installed you should be able to duel boot into Linux and XP no problem. Also when using cfdisk or fdisk in Slackware it is a good idea to create a Swap partition that is twice the size of your physical ram just in case, then create the main / partition.


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