Linux installation instructions

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    Linux installation instructions

    I'm installing slackware tomorrow. Is this the correct process to install it?

    1. Put the boot image I select on a floppy using RAWRITE

    2. Copy color.gz onto a floppy for the root disk

    3. Restart computer, put in boot disk for slackware.

    4. Follow directions, wait until prompted to enter the root disk

    5. Run fdisk that is [available when root disk runs] ?

    6. Create two partitions, one for the root filesystem, and one for swap space

    7. Quit fdisk, type in setup at shell prompt

    8. Follow instructions

    My questions:

    1) Do I only need to make the boot disk and root disk?

    2) I have windows on one hard drive right now, and am going to instally LILO in setup. When do I choose which hard drive to make my partitions on when I run fdisk?

    3) Is fdisk automatically available at the point where I put in the root disk?

    4) Are there any steps I missed or seems like I'm confused on?

    5) I really need to make sure I don't delete any partitions on my 100 GB hard drive w/ windows on it. How do I differentiate between partitions on 1 hard drive, and partitions on the other (physical) hard drive?

    6) I am dualing with XP and linux. Does the regular LILO installation work for this?

    7) How do I choose what type of partition to make when running fdisk (NTFS, FAT, etc)

    Thanks a lot guys. I am going to get through this, I know it!

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    Have you heard of the tech forum? :P

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    Aw come on, could you guys please post helpful things here for me?

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    Well i figured i would ask, i don't think i've seen one post by you in tech when it came to linux, but i think theres three or four different ones by you in GD.

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