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dhbiker 02-09-2004 06:36 AM

Slackware running alonside SuSE? Mouse Problems!!
After finally running into 'dependency hell' with RPMs I've decided to try a non-RPM based distro and Slack seemed the way to go (I'm so tired of going round in circles in SuSE to find which config file among the many I have to edit!)

Anyhow I'm a bit of a newbie still when it comes to linux and I wanted to check if it's possible to have Slackware running on the same machine as SuSE (and Windoze2K, sorry but I need it for some college work :( ) ? I don't have time to do a clean install right now so I thought I'd just free some space up to try out Slack.

My partition table looks something like:-

Windoze ~ 5Gb
SuSE / ~ 5GB
SuSE /usr ~ 7GB
SuSE /home ~ 15GB

Free space reclaimed from /home ~ 5GB (resizing partitions is sooo easy in linux :D )

Oh, has anyone successfully got the Intel 536ep HAM modem working in slackware? Intel has a driver out and I've had it working in SuSE but not Mandrake (no idea why mandrake won't play despite the fact that there are mandrake specific packages available)

Allen614 02-09-2004 08:47 AM

Don't know about the modem but I had Debian,Mandrake,Slackware and XP on the same machine with no problems. I used "ntldr" to boot everything and it worked great.

dhbiker 02-09-2004 08:53 AM

brilliant, I'll go about installing it later today then :D I thought grub would cope with it fine ;)

Allen614 02-09-2004 12:40 PM

You can and it will work fine but the Linux distros are easier to work with and Windows --- well it's Windows.. I think there are a couple of how-to's on this site. The whole install's less than 5 minutes. All you do is run your Linux bootloaders to their respective root partitions. Then "dd if=/dev/(root partition) of=/bootsect.slk bs=512 count=1",copy the resullting files to C: and add the corresponding lines to "boot.ini" and you're done.

dhbiker 02-09-2004 04:00 PM

moved to a new thread:Pengy:

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